Bully (a.k.a. Jak), the Mississippi State bulldog, saw his pupper life flash before his eyes as a Tennessee Vol basketball player went hurling toward the bench where he was sitting like a good boy.
During Mississippi State’s Tuesday tilt with Tennessee, Vols senior guard Josiah-Jordan James tried to go for the basketball as it was going out of bounds.
However, James lost balance and started to lean into the front row seats where Bully and his handler were sitting. While James was trying not to collide too hard with the woman sitting with Bully, the bulldog leaped into the air in what looked to be an absolutely adorable attempt to get the basketball for himself.
Bully was unsuccessful in his attempt to get the ball, but he got a little air in the process.
OH NO 🙈
Tennessee’s Josiah-Jordan James almost took out Mississippi State’s mascot, “Bully” 😭pic.twitter.com/G6gwF0hOiI
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However, Mississippi State junior guard/forward Cameron Matthews was right on hand to give Bully some good boy scratches and love to comfort him for not getting the basketball.
— C. John Chavis (@CJohnChavis) January 18, 2023
Every dog has its day, but Bully deserves plenty of cookies and some time in the backyard for his close call at Tuesday’s game.