“They knew what they were doing” – Gradey Dick and Anthony Black jersey swap goes VIRAL as NBA stars engage in double-meaning joke

The rookies of the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic came together to create the perfect joke based on their names.

“They knew what they were doing” – Gradey Dick and Anthony Black jersey swap goes VIRAL as NBA stars engage in double-meaning joke

Rookies Gradey Dick and Anthony Black swapped jerseys to make a hilarious double-meaning joke.

The Toronto Raptors played against the Orlando Magic this Sunday. The Magic are the 5th seeded team in the Eastern Conference and the Raptors are ranked 12th. Hence, it was not surprising that the Magic won the fixture 111-96. With this win, Orlando have marked their 40th victory of the season.


But the game was not the most talked about topic of the day. Both teams’ rookies came together to pull a joke that instantly went viral. The Toronto Raptors‘ rookie Gradey Dick and the Orlando Magic‘s Anthony Black swapped jerseys to make an obvious joke out of their last names. Both players stood next to each other, showing off their jersey names as they posed for the camera.

Fans have made jokes out of the Raptors guard’s name on several occasions now. On Sunday’s game, the player took the perfect opportunity and swapped jerseys with Black to make the obvious double-meaning joke. Ever since Dick’s draft, fans have been waiting for something of this kind to happen. Hence, understandably, the exchange received many reactions.

Both players were drafted in the first round of the 2023 NBA draft. Black was the 6th overall pick by the Magic and Dick was the 13th overall pick by the Raptors. The rookies are doing well for themselves, considering the short minutes they play. Dick is averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists, whereas Black is averaging 4.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in their first year in the league.

NBA fans went into a frenzy over the Gradey Dick and Anthony Black joke

In the Magic win, the 2022 first-overall draft pick Paolo Banchero was the star of the show as he scored 29 points, six rebounds, and five assists. But the forward was no way near being the center of attention after the game. The joke between Dick and Black certainly caught NBA netizens’ attention as the moment quickly went viral.


The players in the viral clip first seemed hesitant to do the jersey swap but ended up doing it and even positioned themselves to create the perfect joke. Fans were surprised that the Raptors and Magic stars successfully pulled a double-meaning joke.

The unique jersey swap left the fans in splits. Check out how the NBA fans shared reactions to the hilarious moment on X.

The Magic team’s social media team posted the photo of the jersey swap. But the post was removed after some time. However, that limited time was enough for fans to react and make the moment viral everywhere.

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