What Alex? You thought there were no risks to being a high flyer? You thought you could just soar above the clouds without consequence. Guess you learned your lesson now, didn't you? When you play above the rim the net might get jealous and bite back.
In all seriousness, I feel bad for the kid. He's probably been dunking a basketball in his sleep since the 8th grade. He's never even had to think about it. All of us athletically uninclined folks out there that have been putting every ounce of focus into trying to touch the rim whenever we get close to a basketball court will never understand that feeling. That feeling of effortless doing something fairly incredible without thinking twice. Well, the true crime here is that Alex Poythress can never do that again either. Oh sure, he'll be able to dunk until he's old and gray, but he won't be able to do so without thinking about the time he almost lost a tooth. You never forget what you were doing in moments where your dental health was jeopardized. I would imagine that small window when you are putting your hand to our mouth to make sure all your teeth are there rivals the feeling of patting down your body after watching a gun get fired in your direction. At the very least it's comparable to the time between stubbing your toe and looking down at your foot to make sure it's not bleeding profusely. Hell, I have had dreams about losing teeth, and spent the entire next day double checking the sturdiness of each and every one of them with my tongue. That shit will scar you for-ev-er. No longer can Alex Poythress go up and throw one down without hesitation, and for someone that has NBA talent (assumption based completely on the team he plays for), that could be of detriment to his career. He should just go ahead and get hypnotized now, because a dunker that has to worry about dunking is not really a dunker at all.