Faried kicks hole in locker room wall
The Nuggets' Kenneth Faried is a fiery guy, known by many as the team's emotional leader. So with his team suddenly down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in their first-round playoff series, it wouldn't be surprising if Faried wanted to give some teammates a swift kick in the pants.
But after Sunday night's postgame display, he may not need to kick any butts — we now see what kind of wrath his size 16 shoe can unleash.
After Denver's 115-101 Game 4 loss on the road, Faried reportedly kicked a hole in the visitor's locker room, lighting up both the drywall and Twitter.
The hole in the visitor locker room wall, courtesy of Denver's Kenneth Faried. twitpic.com/cmrju2— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 29, 2013
Here's another view.
Kenneth Faried said he kicked this hole in the locker room wall after Nuggets loss: twitter.com/nuggetsnews/st…— Benjamin Hochman (@nuggetsnews) April 29, 2013
According to The Associated Press, the scene was reminiscent of the hole Dirk Nowitzki put in the wall outside the locker room — which remains to this day — when he threw a chair after his top-seeded Dallas Mavericks were upset in the first round by Golden State in 2007.
"There's no good news," Faried said of the game, when asked to find a silver lining in the outcome.
And could there be even more "no good news" for the Nuggets and Faried? He missed the first game of the series with a left ankle injury, suffered late in the regular season. So did the big man let the emotions get the best of him and kick the wall with the bad wheel? Either he doesn't know, or he ain't telling.
Asked if he kicked it with his ailing left foot (ankle injury), a frustrated Faried said, "I don't know. I just kicked it."— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 29, 2013
But one thing Faried did prove on Sunday night is his social media and Web acumen. After his kick, he asked a reporter to Google somebody else's infamous postgame run-in with inanimate objects:
Surreal postgame moment: Faried asking me to Google Amare Stoudemire's infamous fire-hydrant punch b/c we disagreed about when it happened— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 29, 2013
Let's hope Faried doesn't Google the success rate of teams facing 3-1 series deficits.