Evil ball-001

It looks like I have a new entry for the Basketbawful Stupid Injury Hall of Shame: Sacramento's Francisco Garcia broke his arm lifting weights on what I have to assume is a physioball composed of purest evil and terror. Kind of like the Sentry Sphere from Phantasm and the torture ball from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Maybe even kind of like the tomatoes from Attack of the Killer Tomoatoes...but I might be stretching my analogies a little thin here.

According to Kings spokesman Darrin May, Garcia will spend eight weeks in a cast and is expected to miss at least four months of action. Or, in the Kings' case, lacktion.

And now, to cover for Garcia's facepalm, the Kings organization has removed all exercise balls from their weight room and Kings co-owner Joe Maloof "ordered an e-mail sent to the NBA's other 29 teams" to warn about the deadly perils of physioballing.

Hat tip: chris, Sactown Royalty, Ball Don't Lie.

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9 Comments:
Blogger Dan B. said...
Way to represent my University of Louisville, Garcia... I've been laughing at this since yesterday. And somehow, nobody has vandalized--erm, edited his Wikipedia page yet.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Oh good Lord, Pau Gasol is going to be on CSI: Miami? This has all the makings of being must-watch-TV. It might even require re-writing the rules to the CSI: Miami drinking game.

Blogger BadDave said...
It's more like Rover from The Prisoner.

Blogger chris said...
So who wins a game of pickup ball: the chair that successfully defended Yi Jianlian, or this physioball that seems to take after Bill Laimbeer?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey, be fair - this isn't stupid, this is lower than unlucky.
Props to Sean May for total sarcasm: "Who would think you'd get hurt being in the weight room?" I'd have thought he was serious but he got one in on Monta Ellis in the same breath: "It'd be different if ... he was on a moped and got in a crash or something."
Gold.

Blogger Jai said...
Bawful... just alerting you to a RIDICULOUS unintentionally dirty quote form Danillo...

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/call_them_the_brick_erbockers_1WkVNobwugLTDn8d6xJREK

The quote being "Asked if he needs more touches in the offense, Gallinari said, 'My first thought is the team. I don't care how many balls I touch.'"

Blogger 49er16 said...
@Bawful- I'm a Kings fan and was wondering if things get better.

Anonymous Slasher said...
There are brands of swiss balls you can get that are guaranteed not to explode, and if they do puncture they will deflate gently. I'm not sure which type the Kings team had in it's gym, but I am curious to find out if the training staff were aware of this.

Blogger CassavaLeaf.com said...
that just goes to show how skinny this dude is... breaking his hand while lifting weights
what kind of strength and conditioning programme do they have in Sacramento & Louisville

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