Anthony Davis may be best known outside of basketball for his famous unibrow — something so unique that Davis had it trademarked, reports the Inquisitr. Now, the New Orleans Pelicans NBA power forward and center is making news because of a spectacular hard fall Davis took after a dunk that left him on the floor with an injured right shoulder.
The Pelicans lost to the Chicago Bulls with a 107 to 72 final score, and Anthony Davis did not return to the game after his fall. Davis has a right shoulder contusion, reports ESPN, but the player’s X-rays were negative for a fracture. Davis’ alley-oop dunk against the Chicago Bulls was successful, but apparently Anthony couldn’t right himself in time to prevent the hard fall onto his shoulder.
The loss of Davis comes a day after he was the hero against the Oklahoma Thunder. On Friday night, Davis made the game winning 3-point shot at the buzzer over the outstretched arms of Thunder star Kevin Durant to give the Pelicans a 116-113 victory.
As noted in photos of the game, Davis already appeared to be wearing black athletic tape on his shoulder prior to his fall. When Davis went to the bench, the Bulls were able to outscore Anthony’s team by 37 points during those 35 minutes. Coach of the Pelicans, Monty Williams, conveyed to reporters just how jarring a hard fall like that can be for those watching Anthony — and Williams provided updates to Davis’ condition.
“When he goes down like that, your first inclination is to get him out. When a guy hits the floor that hard, you feel bad for him. He says he’s a bit sore right now. He couldn’t move his arm the way he needed to, so we got him out. He kept saying he was OK… but the doctors didn’t feel good about getting him back out, so we’ve got to get more evaluation and we’ll have a better update [Sunday].”
It was a lob from Tyreke Evans that sent Anthony Davis to the hoop, but Davis seemed to lose control of his six-foot 10-inch tall, 240-pound body afterward, and the momentum sent Davis swinging wildly in the air before falling hard to the floor. Pelicans fans wait anxiously to find out if Davis will be able to play on Monday against the Utah Jazz.
[Image via ESPN]