Remember when those two bros sat so close to the Mavericks’ bench that everyone thought they were actually sitting on the bench? We laughed. We cried. We made fun of Vince Carter for letting guys basically kick him off his own bench. It was wild.

Now, finally, Vince Carter is breaking his legendary silence on the bench bros matter. Here’s what he told the Dallas Morning News:

“They were cool,” Carter said. “I just didn’t have enough room to sit so I went on the other side of them. That happens sometimes. They were good dudes. That was where their seats were, so it wasn’t any big deal. But I have to admit, it looked funny when I saw the video.”

Yeah, Vince — “That happens sometimes.” You’re just always seeing players get pushed off their bench and sitting with the fans. Not really, but OK.

Let’s all agree that it’s a great relief that these guys “were cool” though. Imagine how this would have went down if these guys weren’t cool. I don’t even want to consider the consequences.