Disclaimer here: we're a college sports site. But, when something hilarious happens I feel it’s our duty as a sports site to report it.
Last night during the Oklahoma City vs. Dallas game, former Turkish professional basketball player Enes Kanter made headlines when he took out his frustrations on the bench during a timeout and subsequently fractured his forearm.
Here’s the video of Enes Kanter breaking his arm on a chair, in case you missed it:
Enes Kanter broke his forearm tonight when he punched a chair. pic.twitter.com/x96EEcDwAx
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) January 27, 2017
Naturally, my first inclination is to laugh at the ridiculous situation (especially since I despise Kanter), but cooler heads prevailed. Instead, I felt it was important to look for similar situations just so we can gage just how ridiculous Kanter’s actions really were.
Here’s what I found:[divider]
Former Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL after sacking Aaron Rodgers in Week 3 of the 2014-15 season. It’s unfortunate that the injury happened in such a bizarre way.
In December 2001, Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica celebrated a made field goal by leaping into the air. The action tore his ACL.
Luckily, he owns up to his infamous injury, as he explained to NBC Sports way back in 2010: “You guys got it wrong. You said I got hurt jumping. My jump was excellent. It was my landing I needed to work on. It was funny. It was part of my career. I talk about it all the time. You have to laugh about it.”
Seattle’s Chad Barrett scored a goal, celebrated and tore his hamstring in the process. Yikes.
This is horrible right here. After making a big play, Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill was appropriately ecstatic. He leapt into the air and … er, just watch:
A bunch more
And just for the heck of it, here are some sports celebration fails for your viewing pleasure: