Sep 13, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of a WNBA basketball during the game between the Connecticut Sun and the Los Angeles Sparks at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kriby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Skylar Diggins goes down hard after pick (Video)

Who says the WNBA players don’t give it their all on the basketball court? If you hold the belief that these women are not top tier athletes willing to sacrifice life and limb, wait until you see this video.

Although much of the focus on professional basketball is tuned on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, the WNBA has kicked off and is starting the season hot.

As the clock was winding down in the first half, Tulsa Shock and former Notre Dame star, Skylar Diggins was attempting to play some hard nosed defense on the ball handler in order to stop her from getting a shot off.

Diggins did not see the screen that was being set by Seattle Storm’s Crystal Langhorne, and ran right into it with a full head of steam. The subsequent collision was one of the most brutal hits you will ever see in professional sports. Luckily, Diggins was okay after the play.

Langhorne was called for the offensive foul for the screen that put Diggins down, but the ball-handler tried her three point attempt anyhow and airballed in miserable fashion.

Check out all of the action in the video below:

Tags: Miami Heat NBA San Antonio Spurs Skylar Diggins WNBA

  • YODA

    That was a NBA ol’School screen done maliciously to skylar!There should have been a fight after that!