Two Lakers teammates tried to play-fight, and it ended with a slap
Get enough young-ish men in a competitive environment, and they're going to do some not-so-smart things.
Perhaps at the top of that list is play-fighting, which just never goes well. It starts with two friends pretending to go 'round and 'round, and it inevitably ends with someone taking an inadvertent shot to the face.
It's a lesson that Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams learned the hard way on Wednesday, after he challenged big man Roy Hibbert to a friendly sparring session:
When you're trying to play fight but you're 7'2" teammate isn't having it. @TeamLou23 @Roy_Meets_World @LakersNation pic.twitter.com/tasEPOPhBF— Andrew Martinez (@IamDrewInLA) March 16, 2016
Fortunately, it looks like Hibbert barely got a hold of the side of Williams' face. Any stronger and there could have been a real issue.
Having one teammate accidentally knock out another? That would have been the perfect summation of this Lakers season.