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Basketball can be a dangerous sport

The general public will associate the game of basketball will fairly benign imagery: bouncing balls, free throws, swishing nets, people dribbling. The NBA, however, can sometimes provide you will something more akin to Mortal Kombat.

On Monday when the Celtics hosted the Nets, we saw this beautifully captured. Ryan Boatwright went careening into the referee and a couple of fans who look well prepared for their fate. But Boatwright also appears to be inadvertently giving Terry Rozier a swift kick to the shamrocks all while Jared Sullinger looks up at the ominous form that's showing its obedience to gravity.

Oh, the humanity!

Photo: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports