Former Canadian Football League player Jordan Reaves’ attempt to entertain a crowd at a Sturgeon Heights Pros vs. Joes basketball event last week didn’t go as planned, but it worked—on everyone except the poor kid he was trying to dunk over.
The one-time college basketball player and former defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders showed 10-year-old Ismail Zaid a more painful way to take a knee—by literally taking one in the face while a 27-year-old athlete attempts to dunk over you.
Reaves didn’t come close to clearing Zaid, and instead sent the kid’s neck snapping back and his body to the floor.
Maybe Reaves should add “accidental MMA fighter” to his resume.
Here’s another angle, shared by Reaves himself.
The 6’4″, 217-pound Jordan Reaves is the son running back Willard Reaves, who had a pair of stints in the NFL and won a Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1984, the same year he won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
But did Willard ever break the nose of someone a third his age? Didn’t think so.