It’s not every day that a 7-foot, 280-pound big man steps on the head of an opposing player in the NBA, but it wasn’t just the former player. Boston Celtics Forward booking Grant WilliamsHe immediately got up and continued playing after the medical staff got the blood under control from the split lip.
In one of the scariest playoff basketball moments in modern history, Charlotte native Not only did he emerge unscathed, but he continued to play at a high level against the man behind the unwanted stoppage (Joel Embiid) and his ball club (the Philadelphia 76ers). The harrowing crash and aftermath in Boston’s 2023 NBA playoff series with the Sixers was one of the more poignant moments of the postseason — and fortunately, it made Tennessee Allam almost okay.
Williams gave his first-person account of the wild sequence on the Tidal League podcast “Run Your Race” by former teammate Theo Pinson.
Check it out for yourself in the clip embedded above.
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