Oct 8, 2013; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) is defended by Denver Broncos guard Ty Lawson (3) at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Lakers defeated the Nuggest 90-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Kaman injures finger while tobogganing in China

In news straight out of the weird world of sports, Chris Kaman injured himself while tobogganing down The Great Wall of China. Yes, you read that right. The story, which was reported in the LA Times originally, goes as follows…


“I didn’t hit the brake the whole time. Guys on the edge were yelling ‘Slow down’ and I just kept going,” Kaman said. “All of a sudden I catch up to this guy close to the bottom, so now I have to brake. Shawne Williams comes behind me without hitting his brake at all and just smashed right into me.”

Williams was going 20-25 mph hour and Kaman was going only about 3 mph at the time of the collision, Kaman said.

“My hand smashed right between the two sleds. I didn’t feel the end of my finger for, like, an hour,” Kaman said, extending a bandaged, swollen middle finger. “It’s starting to throb a little right now.”


But don’t worry Lakers fans, Kaman doesn’t expect to miss any action. After a season of bizarre and unlucky injuries, the last thing we want to hear right now is about another freak injury. Even then, this team is going to be fun.

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