DUDE. Have we learned nothing from the damn internet? Did you not hear about JPP blowing his hand apart last year with fireworks? A football player might be able to get away with a few missing knuckles. Basketball players are a different story. The game literally revolves around hands. If I’m making $1mill + for playing a game that requires my hands, I’m 110% wearing protective bulletproof boxes around my mitts off the court. Non-negotiable. My girlfriend wants to hold my hand? Too bad. Hold this stack of $100s I just made from throwing a ball into a hoop. B’lieve dat.
(Just kidding, babe).