Lakers head coach Mike Brown reacted the same way most of the team's fans probably did upon hearing the news that Dwight Howard was L.A. bound.
"I got a little excited. 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," Brown told ESPN.com. "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 [general manager Mitch Kupchak] and [Lakers vice president of player personnel] Jim Buss a hug," Brown said.
"That might be the first hug they've gotten from their coach, ever, when it comes to a trade happening."
Certainly, the Lakers are in a much position to compete for a championship now than they were a few weeks ago. The Thunder remain a formidable Western Conference foe, however, so Brown better not get too excited just yet.
If the Lakers head coach wants any more hugs going forward, he better keep his hamstrings intact and get down to work.
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