Chris Paul. (Credit: Richard Giles on Flickr).
The whole NBA world (myself included) cringed when Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul landed on his back after a spin move and grabbed his right leg in the final minute of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State. I knew immediately what had happened, and given Paul’s history, it should be no surprise that he suffered a right hamstring strain. Take a look at the video. I’ll wait.
Patrick McCaw. (Credit: TastyPoutine.)
On March 31, 2018, Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw had a scary fall that potentially put his career in doubt.
The highlight of the play is on Youtube. McCaw goes up for a dunk and lands on his back and is visibly in pain. He clutches his lower back, is immobilized in a cervical collar, and taken off the court on a stretcher.
Afterwards, we learned that McCaw experienced numbness in his legs. So how is this different than Michael Porter Jr.’s injury that has the NBA Draft world abuzz?