May 10, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown talks with the media during a press conference after game six in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 113-96. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Brown almost pulled hamstring after Dwight Howard trade

Mike Brown was really excited after the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Dwight Howard, solidifying their place among the NBA’s elite teams.

Like super excited — at least enough to nearly injure his hamstring.

Via Brian Kamenetzky of

    “I got a little excited,” Brown said. “I tried to     jump up and down, but my mind was telling     me to do something that my body wouldn’t     allow me to do. I almost pulled my hamstring sitting down. I don’t know if that’s ever happened to anybody,     but I was so excited that my leg tensed up. I almost tore my hamstring. So I got up slowly and gave him and     Jim Buss a hug.

    “That might be the first hug they’ve gotten from their coach, ever, when it comes to a trade happening.”

If Brown is fortunate enough, he and Buss will share another hug after they win a NBA Championship. But even though they have Howard, there is nothing finite in sports.

Then maybe Brown will nearly pull his hamstring again, a result that wouldn’t be so bad if it ended with a championship.

Hat-tip to Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk.

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