Over the years, we’ve become accustomed to seeing Antonio Daniels put his body on the line in driving to the basket. And usually, he is able to draw a foul with his flailing, controlled recklessness. But against Ben Gordon and the Chicago Bulls, AD was getting no love from the refs, which led to the face below.
Some have cried foul, but it looks clean to me. AD hobbled around the court for a bit after this incident and then left the game early with a bruised tailbone.
But the most important thing is that Daniels, a nagging injury aficionado, seems to be okay. Ivan Carter is reporting on Wizards Insider that Daniels practiced on Monday and should be good to go against Detroit on Tuesday.
Why the speedy recovery? Maybe AD went to talk to Sampson.