"Daddy, I don't want you to fall."
Man, if parents don't start listening to their kids every now and then. That's the warning that Mike Tyson's little daughter Milan gave her dad as he was rolling around on her hoverboard in the foyer of their home. It seemed like Milan got the hoverboard for Christmas and her dad was giving it a whirl.
Tyson tweeted a video of himself on the board, and at first, all is well. He's doing OK, looking like a young whippersnapper, with white kicks on, just laughing, spinning around in circles, probably thinking to himself, "Man, I got this." His daughter Milan is filming.
And then he starts to roll forward, looking straight into the camera. And then things quickly take a turn for the worse. He speeds up, and before you know it, he starts wobbling around and falls clean onto his back. Splat!
Hell, it looked like he damn near broke his back.
The champ is OK by all accounts, tweeting, "Seemed like a good idea to ride my daughter #milantyson #cyboard #hoverboard but guess not."
Ha! Shout-out to the champ for giving it a try, though.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.