TOOTH-NICHAL: Goran Dragic Loses Tooth, Still Gets Called For The Foul
You know how the MLB has all those beloved unwritten rules that no other American team sport employs? Perhaps the NBA should consider adopting one that prevents players from being called for a foul after they've had some part of their face rearranged. Those guys aren't hockey players; they're not built for such brutality.
With that being said, Goran Dragic actually handled it pretty well when he had his tooth jarred loose trying unsuccessfully to defend all six foot, ten inches of Al Horford during the third quarter of a heated contest between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Despite the fact that there is a very clear angle that shows Horford nailing Dragic with an elbow to the face as he clears the way to drive the lane, Dragic was still called for the foul. The point guard can be seen over by the bench looking like Rocky with a bloody towel being held to his face, and it seemed like he was more annoyed by the foul than he was the fact that his tooth had been relocated from his mouth to the court.
Luckily his dental sacrifice was rewarded as the Heat won 100-88, including 12 points and 7 rebounds from the toothless wonder himself.
After seeing Al Horford casually toss his huge-ass elbow into the head of the clearly overmatched Dragic, I'm actually surprised that this doesn't happen more often. How great would a partially-toothless Chris Bosh photobomb be?
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