Glen Davis defends Gerald Wallaceís layup with a big olí hug
By Rob Mahoney
The sight of Brooklynís Gerald Wallace ó who is perhaps the most concussion-prone player the league has ever seen ó and Orlandoís Glen Davis ó a 290-pound big man who lacks for body control ó hurtling toward one another is unsettling. One flinches in preparation of the hit thatís sure to come, with the hope that Wallace isnít in too vulnerable a position or that Davis isnít careless with his contact.
But Davis, kind soul that he is, conceded defeat once Wallace had beaten him to the hoop in the play above from Mondayís game. He extends his arms as if he were taking a foul, but instead engages in that most unconventional of at-the-rim defensive maneuvers: the bear hug.
We canít say that it worked out all that effectively as a tactic, but that doesnít mean it isnít a great basketball play. Three cheers for safety!
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