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Norris Cole ruins Derrick Rose on crossover dribble (Video)

Norris Cole Derrick RoseDerrick Rose’s return to NBA action didn’t go as well as he hoped. The Miami Heat went on a massive 17-0 second quarter run against Rose’s Chicago Bulls on opening night Tuesday, and the former MVP even got embarrassed by Norris Cole, who shook him with a sick ankle-breaking crossover.

Now that is why Rose waited several extra months before returning to game action. He had to make sure his knees would be able to withstand getting wrong-footed like that.

Here’s the crossover in GIF form via @cjzero:

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Norris Cole nails David West in the groin (Video)

Groin shots seemed to be all the rage in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

In the first quarter, Shane Battier kneed Pacers center Roy Hibbert in the manly region on a drive to the hoop. Then with about three minutes left in the game, Heat guard Norris Cole was trying to get around David West and decide to throw a little cheap shot at the forward’s groin.

As TNT’s Steve Kerr joked, Cole caught West in the “midsection,” which is their euphemism for groin. Cole was called for an offensive foul on the play.

As you can see, Cole did not miss the mark:

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