Lakers center Chris Kaman hurt finger tobogganing at the Great Wall of China

Sep 28, 2013; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) is interviewed during media day at the Lakers Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve never been to China, but if I ever do go, I’d likely visit the Great Wall of China. And if I’m there and somebody offers me a toboggan to ride, I’m probably going to do it. Apparently, Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman thinks similar.

Kaman and the Lakers are currently Beijing as they prepare to take on the Golden State Warriors, but before they tip-off they wanted to play tourist which didn’t exactly go so well for Kaman, at least for a few hours.

Kaman and his teammates decided to go tobogganing at the Wall, which didn’t seem too dangerous, that is until Shawne Williams forgot to hit his break, slamming into Kaman, resulting in the big man tearing up his finger where he lost feeling in it for over an hour.

Per the Los Angeles Times:

“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. 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.”

Kaman says he will be fine for the Lakers’ exhibition game on Tuesday.

Topics: Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers

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