As a point guard, there’s nothing that makes you feel better than being the driving force behind a perfectly executed play or a thundering thrown down. I imagine that’s how Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison felt Friday evening for, oh, about half a second as he was watching big man DeAndre Jordan throw down a disgusting dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Unfortunately for Collison, he didn’t have much time to bask in the glory.
Collison’s momentum took him right under the basket which just so happened to be at the exact same time Jordan’s ferocious slam was making its way out of the basket and, yep, you guess it, drilling his face in the process.
Now, I’m not sure if you’ve ever taken a basketball to the grill, but it’s an unfortunate experience, one that probably was even worse for Collison considering the force of which that ball came down with.
The Clippers backup point guard would be okay after taking a moment to catch his barrings.