VIDEO: Brendan Haywood Loses Battle With The Rim In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

While it may look like Brendan Haywood is in traffic when he goes up for the dunk in the video below, it couldn't be further from the truth. The Mavs center is wide-open as he rises for the easy finish, yet doesn't have quite enough in the tank and ends up rim-checking himself during the third quarter of Tuesday's NBA Finals matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.

Here is the video, courtesy of Blazers Edge. Note that the announcers let a blatant rim-check by a guy who stands 7-feet tall go almost completely unnoticed as the topic immediately shifts to, what else, Pat Riley.

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