I love a good basketball game. I’ve seen everything from a fastbreak to a four-corner delay game tactic. I’ve watched players run into the stands and fight a fan or two, and I also watched one of my favorite college basketball players die on the court.
But I’ve never seen anything like this before.
Akil Mitchell of the New Zealand Breakers had a great game. He had 13 points and ten rebounds and was dominating the game when he happened to go up for a rebound. That’s when the trouble started. As he came down, his opponent’s elbow hit his face and Mitchell’s eye came out.
No seriously: It came out!
If you can stand to watch it, make sure you check out the video below:
You could tell it was bad when the grown men started walking away with their hands in the air. I am not sure what I would have done, but hopefully, I would have tried to help out.
Honestly, this is something I could have never imagined seeing but there it is on video! You could tell the point of shock impact when he realized his eye was out. That’s not a natural thing, and nobody should be used to seeing that.