In a 1983 first-round playoff game with Atlanta, [Boston player Danny] Ainge tried to tackle Tree Rollins. Ainge shrieked in pain from the ensuing tangled pile of bodies.
“We got into a little scuffle out on the court by the foul line and he almost bit my finger off,” Ainge said. “He bit it all the way through. I had to get two stitches.” (…)
The next day, the Boston Herald published one of the great headlines: “Tree Bites Man.”
Ode to Wayne Monte Rollins, aka Tree18 11 2008