In every professional sport, as an athlete, there is a moment you fear. It’s not as the clock runs down and you need a big play. It’s not the big game. It’s the moment where you fall flat on your ass – sometimes literally, which is exactly how Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks felt Friday evening.
Just a few nights after hitting the game winning shot in front of his father, Tim Hardaway Sr., the younger version got quite the NBA welcome from former New York Knicks player, Landry Fields.
As Hardaway Jr. covered Landry near the arc, Landry decided to get a bit crafty in his dribbling. He began his move towards the basket which resulted in Hardaway’s ankles giving out, looking as if he was flailing on ice skates as Fields blew by the former Michigan product.
Often times, when you see somebody get crossed over and they fall down, it’s not really as dramatic as it sounds. Either they step on the opposing player or even themselves, but Landry seemed to honestly ‘break the ankles’ of Hardaway Jr. in this instance.