Rodney Stuckey went straight Space Jam on Chris Bosh in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s loss to Miami Wednesday night. Much like JaVale McGee who had the block of the year in a loss on Tuesday night, it didn’t matter that the Pistons fell to the Heat because they won the highlight battle. And what does it say about skinny Bosh that Stuckey spotted the lane and blew by everyone from the three-point line? Obviously the threat of the Avatar did not deter Stuckey from taking it straight to the rack for a slam down.
UPDATE: The Pistons are saying Stuckey did not have a seizure and that he never lost consciousness. He has returned to Detroit after spending the night in the hospital
Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey got carted off the court late in the third quarter in Cleveland Friday night. Stuckey appeared to be fine walking off the floor following a timeout when he then sunk down from the bench to the floor. Stuckey was immediately treated and held up by what appeared to be the team’s trainer. The early report from Heather Cox of ESPN is that Stuckey had a seizure.
Stuckey left Quicken Loans Arena in an ambulance and was taken to Cleveland Clinic. Stuckey actually had 10 assists at the time of his medical issue and was helping the Pistons lead the Cavaliers.
Between the fight with the Rockets last week and this, Shaq sure has been getting physical lately. Some of the Suns players thought it was wrong for Shaq to be ejected for this foul on Rodney Stuckey, and Terry Porter said after the game that Stuckey’s fall made the actual foul seem much worse than it was. I’ll let you be the judge, and be sure to check out Shaq’s Newton-like explanation for the incident afterward. The video first:
Now Shaq’s explanation was simply classic:
“The law of physics states that a body in motion stays in motion,” O’Neal said. “And if you have two objects that meet in the air, the smaller object is going to fall much harder at the same rate of speed it was going. I’ve never been the type of player to take anyone out. I was going for the ball.”
I wonder who briefed him on that physics lesson before his postgame meeting with the media. No wonder Shaq was voted the funniest NBA player by his peers — that’s a pretty humorous comment. Thing is, when you’re as big and powerful as Shaq is, you have to know that your moves can harm a player far more than anyone else. He should be mindful of that. Oh yeah, and when you’re going for the block with two hands, you’re looking to take someone out. It was flagrant.