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Dunking hurts: Pain is common result for NBA players after slams – Deseret News

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said he used to bust up his fingers until they bled. New Jersey Nets guard Vince Carter showed off the marks on his right forearm, which he stuck inside the basket during his famous jam from the 2000 dunk contest.

“I dunk so hard sometimes,” Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett said, “I can’t feel my hand for a couple plays.”

“One time,” Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said, “it hurt so bad I couldn’t pick up a ball. You can mess yourself up dunking so hard.”
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