An Amazon delivery driver says he was fired after playing with a basketball in a customer's driveway.


Amazon driver says he was fired for dunking basketball in empty driveway, sparking debate

'It's the owner's property.'


Tricia Crimmins


Posted on Dec 24, 2021   Updated on Dec 27, 2021, 10:08 am CST

In a TikTok posted this week, an Amazon delivery driver is seen dunking a basketball in a customer’s driveway. He says that he was fired for doing so.

Commenters responded in disbelief and @jazzaiha, who posted the video, said in the comments that he really was fired from Amazon for the activity shown in the TikTok.

“It was kinda crazy,” commented @jazzaiha. “There was a neighbor who caught me on Ring camera and snitched on me by posting it on Nextdoor.”

Despite @jazzaihia having a little over 300 followers and only posting the TikTok in question, the video has been viewed over a million times.

TikTok users commented that they’ve seen Amazon workers do more extreme things than dunk a basketball in a customer’s driveway hoop.

“There’s no way,” commented @am_collects. “Two Amazon dudes parked in front of my house for a smoke sesh while I’m waiting for them to deliver my packages.”

“What about the dude that gave new meaning to the term smashing pumpkins?” wrote @julieleslie07, referencing a viral video that shows an Amazon delivery driver throwing a customer’s pumpkins and breaking them.

Others listed reasons for why @jazzaiha’s firing checks out.

“He touched there personal property, which is a COVID violation,” wrote @skaggsse26.

“It’s the owner’s property,” commented @theone23__. “Also, Amazon is liable if the employee gets hurt or [breaks] something.”

The Daily Dot has reached out to @jazzaiha and Amazon.

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*First Published: Dec 24, 2021, 12:55 pm CST