Why Danny Ainge? He goes on to say, "... Danny Ainge one time bit Tree Rollins finger almost off ..."
Actually, it was the other way, Tree Bites Man.
Danny Ainge was the victim of the weirdest injury that I can remember in the NBA. In a 1983 first-round playoff game with Atlanta, Ainge tried to tackle Tree Rollins. Ainge shrieked in pain from the ensuing tangled pile of bodies.
"We got into a little scuffle out on the court by the foul line and he almost bit my finger off,'' Ainge said. "He bit it all the way through. I had to get two stitches.''
He raised his right hand to reveal the scar on his middle finger.
"Usually, you don't put stitches on a human bite,'' he said. "But just to keep everything in there together, they had to put a couple of stitches in there.''
Did he realize that someone was biting him?
"Oh, yeah, I knew it was happening,'' he said. "Oh, yeah.''
The next day, the Boston Herald published one of the great headlines: "Tree Bites Man.''
Shaq, like most people, cannot believe that the big guy bit the small guy.
Come on, Shaq, get it right!!!