A warning for every male reading this because you’re going to feel this kind of pain.
During the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons took things to a very Ric Flair level and connected on a low blow to Kyle Lowry, sending him quickly to the floor.
The refs clearly didn’t catch that because Simmons would’ve received a flagrant foul. On the video, the closest ref was running up the court and only looked behind when Lowry had already dropped to the court. Lowry would eventually stay in the game.
This incident is reminiscent to Draymond Green’s penchant for low blows to Steven Adams and LeBron James in 2016. Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals for swinging his arm at LeBron as the Cavs won in seven games. This may be another situation that could result in added punishment in the coming days.