Chicago Bulls Kris Dunn managed a spectacular escape on Wednesday night, Jan. 17, against the Golden State Warriors. After slam-dunking with ease, however, Dunn upended and did a face-plant on landing—with painful consequences.
Video of the moment shows Dunn may have held to the hoop a bit too long as the momentum from the jump carried his body forward. When the 6-foot 4-inch tall point guard finally let go, he failed to break his fall with his hands and his face hit the floor.
Kris Dunn steal and falls on his face after dunk. Hope he's ok pic.twitter.com/7IGlFC2Cjz
— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) January 18, 2018
“Kris Dunn chipped and dislocated two front teeth when he fell with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter in tonight’s game,” the Bulls wrote in a tweet. “He was also evaluated for potential concussion and at this time is clear of concussion symptoms. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.”
INJURY UPDATE: Kris Dunn chipped and dislocated two front teeth when he fell with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter in tonight’s game. He was also evaluated for potential concussion and at this time is clear of concussion symptoms. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/mLGEHtLdRX
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 18, 2018
In fact, Dunn hit the floor so hard, he left teeth marks on the court.
— Jamie Walsh (@jwalsh115) January 18, 2018
“There was a good little chunk that he took out of the floor. He’s being evaluated. Tough kid,” said Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg after the game, the Sun-Times reported.
Brutal scene in Chicago. It looks like Kris Dunn broke a bunch of teeth falling face first to the floor pic.twitter.com/1IgeEdBH2B
— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) January 18, 2018
As to rub habaneros in his injury, Bulls lost to Golden State Warriors 119-112.
Dunn spent a season with Minnesota Timberwolves before joining the Bulls in June 2017. But he dislocated his left index finger during a preseason game and was thus missed the first four games of the season. Since then his performance has been improving, reaching a career high of 32 points in a 127–124 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 5.