Goran Dragic Gets Tooth Knocked Out, Throws It to Bench, Keeps Playing (Videos)

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European basketball players have a reputation for being floppers. Not Goran Dragic, though. He may be a European basketball player, but he’s got the soul of a Canadian hockey player.

Just take a look at this scene from Tuesday night’s Heat-Pistons game in Detroit. Pistons guard Spencer Dinwiddie whacked Dragic in the face, knocking out a tooth. But did Dragic fall to the floor holding his face and roll around in agony? No he did not. He casually took the tooth out of his mouth, showed it to the ref, and tossed it to the Miami Heat bench. Then he resumed playing basketball. Like a boss.

Check it out:

Of course, if you look closely, you’ll notice a little white stump in Dragic’s mouth where his tooth used to be. That’s a dental implant. Turns out the tooth that got knocked out on Tuesday is the one that replaced the tooth that got knocked out back in December.

Here’s that one:

The referee actually called a foul on Dragic on that play back in December. On Tuesday there was no foul at all. I guess that’s progress, right?

The good news is that Dragic isn’t letting his latest dental problem get him down. In fact, he almost seems to be enjoying it. Here he is videobombing teammate Joe Johnson after the game:

And here is one of the greatest post-game quotes you’ll ever read:

Like I said, soul of a hockey player.

Hat Tip – [Washington Post]

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