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The Lakers' alpine sliding field trip in China was a disaster

Crashes, injuries, and general mayhem.

The Lakers are in China to play some preseason games against the Warriors. As a team bonding exercise of sorts, the Lakers visited the Great Wall and did a little alpine-sliding-type activity on their way back down. It ended up being more of a team breaking exercise.

Nick Young, looking sharp in a paddy hat, documented his grisly collision:

And, for serious this time, Chris Kaman may have actually hurt himself. From the L.A. Times:

"I didn't hit the brake the whole time. Guys on the edge were yelling 'Slow down' and I just kept going," Kaman said. "All of a sudden I catch up to this guy close to the bottom, so now I have to brake. Shawne Williams comes behind me without hitting his brake at all and just smashed right into me."

Williams was going 20-25 mph hour and Kaman was going only about 3 mph at the time of the collision, Kaman said.

"My hand smashed right between the two sleds. I didn't feel the end of my finger for, like, an hour," Kaman said, extending a bandaged, swollen middle finger. "It's starting to throb a little right now."

The lessons learned:

1. Maybe NBA teams shouldn't encourage their players to rocket down Chinese mountainsides in wheeled sleds.

2. The 2013-2014 Lakers are the BEST.

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