Having played lunch-break basketball at work a while back, I can assure you that, for a non-contact sport, basketball can have an awful lot of contact. But this is pretty extreme:
“The teams lost Dirk Nowitzki and Carl Landry early in the second quarter when Landry cut off Nowitzki on a drive, catching Nowitzki’s right elbow in the mouth, dislodging or breaking parts of five of Landry’s teeth.
“Landry was taken to the emergency room and will see an oral surgeon today to determine the extent of the damage. Nowitzki needed 30 minutes for pieces of Landry’s teeth to be removed from his elbow.”
Ouch! We know this year’s scrappy Rockets are a hard-nosed, blue collar team, but that’s taking things to a painful extreme…