A Night Owl's League
The life of an NBA player almost dictates plenty of late nights. These guys get off work when many others are already going to bed.
Farmers and early-bird special devotees need not apply for David Stern's league — regardless of their vertical leaps.
"Thanking God right now!!! Thanking Cadillac for airbags!! Without them I could have lost my life tonight and two others close to me," Lee wrote to his more than 30,000 followers.
The NBA life comes with its share of increased risks as Houston Rockets guard Courtney Lee found out late Saturday night. For hours after Lee scored 14 points in the Rockets' 97-84 win over the New York Knicks at the Toyota Center, he was involved in a car accident in which his Cadillac Escalade was struck by a speeding vehicle.
Lee tweeted his reaction to the accident at 2:41 a.m. Saturday night/Sunday morning. "Thanking God right now!!! Thanking Cadillac for airbags!! Without them I could have lost my life tonight and two others close to me," Lee wrote to his more than 30,000 followers.
Later, Lee tweeted several pictures of his busted-up ride that show his black Escalade with a crashed-in front grill, spider web cracked front window and air bags deployed. "He took one for the team," Lee tweeted with one picture of his Cadillac.
More details on the accident remain scarce at this point (the Houston Police Department does not have an accident report available), but Lee's told the Rockets that he and the other two people in his car are all right.
With Kevin Martin — the Rockets' leading scorer out — with plantar fasciitis, the 26-year-old Lee has started the last two games for Houston, both home wins. The Rockets next play against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Toyota Center on Monday night.
As for Lee, at least he has his priorities in order.
He thanked God first and then Cadillac.