The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 102-94 on Sunday, improving their season record to 13-7.
It was the young squad’s latest impressive effort, comfortably securing their spot as the No. 3 team in the East at the moment.
While beating Detroit was nice and all, that wasn’t the major story of the game.
Rather, what NBA Twitter couldn’t stop talking about after the fact was an incident involving Cedi Osman.
Following a clash, Osman found himself on the ground and bleeding. Only he wasn’t bleeding red blood. It was yellow.
The visual largely speaks for itself:
Dans la liste des choses bizarres, je demande : Cedi Osman qui saigne jaune après un contact au visage.
On ne sait pas vraiment si c’est du sang ou juste une explosion de morve mais rien de jaune ne doit sortir de votre tête si vous êtes en bonne santé.pic.twitter.com/SOJVZNwogt
— Cavs France (@CavsFRA) November 28, 2022
Cedi Osman gotta explain wtf leaked outta him cause what pic.twitter.com/Ilgdlzj3zs
— gianni🦁 (@Clapped_Dre) November 28, 2022
Fans were legitimately taken aback by what they were witnessing in front of them.
Responses poured in immediately:
What the heck is pouring out of Cedi Osman’s head?
There was a big pool of yellow fluid on the floor next to his head when he on the ground!
Is he possibly an alien? pic.twitter.com/KJnNR2vUmm
— Brian Chapman (@bchapsports) November 28, 2022
I knew I wasn’t the only one that saw this. Someone yelled “it’s yellow” wtf
— yocohoco (@KelevateYosef) November 28, 2022
Why isn’t this trending? I need answers. Why this man blood yellow? Cedi Osman an alien https://t.co/VNxxHTjvmf
— Black Lives Matter (@Dcoleworld) November 28, 2022
He stayed in the game after this. I was watching it live.
If i got hit in the face and started leaking yellow fluid from my nose, idk what i’d do. https://t.co/9wDs7vfb34
— Entropic (@The_Bizness22) November 28, 2022
ANDROID FO SHO!!!
— CG (@prophet79_cg) November 28, 2022
So why specifically was Osman bleeding yellow? There were a couple of theories:
Sometimes swelling in the pancreas which is next to the liver & gallbladder can cause your blood to come out yellow
— Dre (@dre_from313) November 28, 2022
Maybe he threw up some Gatorade?
— @tabitha250 (@tabitha2501) November 28, 2022
Buddy might be leaking brain fluid, needs to go to the hospital https://t.co/DTNnbvyIZR
— auntie Cie. (@cienice_) November 28, 2022
After the game, nobody on the Cavaliers’ side clarified the real reason Osman was seemingly bleeding yellow. So for now, the mystery lives on.
This has been a crazy year for the Cavs already. Between the Donovan Mitchell trade and all the fallout from that, his girl’s photos randomly blowing up online and now this – 2022 has already been a wild ride for Cleveland hoops.
The Rams suck this year, but at least one member of the McVay family had a good weekend. https://t.co/AP8zdAsEE3
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 28, 2022
That said, the Cavaliers are extremely fun to watch right now.
Can they keep this momentum going for the rest of the year?
Time will tell.