Photos: Lakers' Tour Of Great Wall Of China Leads To Bizarre Chris Kaman Injury
The Lakers arrived in China to great fanfare (crowds greeted them at the Beijing airport, chanting "Kobe! Kobe!") and quickly set about seeing the sights, including the Great Wall.
Of course, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt tobogganing down the wall. As noted in a tweet from the team, that's the quickest way down but perhaps not the safest.
Chris Kaman suffered a smashed finger Saturday, the LA Times reports. His sled was rammed from behind by teammate Shawne Williams.
"I didn't hit the brake the whole time. Guys on the edge were yelling 'Slow down' and I just kept going," Kaman told the Times. "All of a sudden I catch up to this guy close to the bottom, so now I have to brake. Shawne Williams comes behind me without hitting his brake at all and just smashed right into me."
Kaman showed off his swollen finger, explaining, "My hand smashed right between the two sleds. I didn't feel the end of my finger for, like, an hour. It's starting to throb a little right now." He said the injury won't stop him from playing against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
The b-ballers tweeted out pics of themselves at the wall, where they couldn't help but stand out. (And not for being carried up the wall like a certain lazy pop star.)
"This is intense," Pau Gasol told the LA Times. "The fans are very forward here. Everything is a little different. But it's nice to be appreciated and see this much emotion and excitement. It's pretty crazy."
Quickest way down: pic.twitter.com/iYFiPDSOKr— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 13, 2013