Corey Brewer has endured a lot in the NBA. Thursday night, he had to endure something more.
First, some background: Brewer, with 11 years of NBA service, a top-seven draft pedigree, and multiple championships in college, is an NBA survivor. Beyond being an enjoyable presence on and off the court, Brewer has provided an energetic spark for eight teams in his twisting and turning NBA journey.
Brewer has played for four franchises over the past two seasons. He went from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Oklahoma City Thunder last year. This year he was signed to two 10-day contracts with the Philadelphia 76ers. Then he signed another 10-day deal with the Sacramento Kings, which was turned into a full contract later on.
It seems the journeyman has found a home in Sacramento. He has played in 20 games since being signed by the Kings and is playing nearly 15 minutes a game during that span.
This NBA season has been marred by a rash of injuries from Victor Oladipo to Jusuf Nurkic and numerous others in between. Early in Thursday night’s game between the Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers, it looked as though Brewer might have suffered a scary injury:
Holy shit Corey Brewer! pic.twitter.com/rRE0bar9rh
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) April 5, 2019
Leigh Ellis of NBA TV’s The Starters, who posted the video, followed up and said that Brewer walked off under his own power. Still, that’s a terrifying height to fall from, especially when a player lands directly on his head.
Let’s hope Brewer is okay and that there are no ill effects from this fall.