Rajon Rondo Drilled Marc Gasol in the Nuts with a Basketball (Video)
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol learned the true definition of taking one for the team last night.
The Grizz hosted the Dallas Mavericks in a big Southwest Division showdown. Midway through the third quarter, with the teams separated by a single possession, Rajon Rondo stripped the ball from Gasol underneath the basket. However, Rondo couldn’t gain possession of the ball without going out of bounds, so the savvy point guard used his smarts and fired the ball at Gasol so it would ricochet out of bounds and give possession back to the Mavs.
The problem, from Gasol’s point of view? Rondo fired the ball off his crotch.
Take a look:
A lot of guys would have gotten all pissed off, puffed up their chests, and gone after Rondo after that. Because nutshots really hurt.
Gasol took it like a pro, though. The guy clapped it off and then gave Rondo a little nod, as if to say “hey bro, nice play.”
Of course, this would have been a better story if the Grizzlies went on to win the game. But they did not. It was close until the end, but Dallas prevailed 103-95.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]