Video: French Soccer Player Faints On Field. Again

We’ve probably been spoiled by the influx of mystery shows on television, misled into thinking that doctors and authorities are all attractive supergeniuses who can solve any puzzle in front of them - in spite of all evidence existing in reality (CSI:NY? Really? They’re actually investigating murders in New York all of a sudden?).

Bafetimbi Gomis faint
(Does he have to faint with his eyes open? That’s so creepy.)

House, of course is no exception; if that show were right, then a soccer player who faints twice in the course of his club’s training would probably be put into the care of four impossibly young and attractive doctors, none of whom will figure out what’s wrong until the player’s life is in grave danger. No, this is real life, so said soccer player continues to practice, and… okay, great, down he goes for a third time. Damn it. Video and story after the break.

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Teammates: Gathers Nephew, Westhead grandson

Hank Gathers and Paul Westhead are tied together forever, by one horrible moment on a basketball court at Loyola Marymount, and years of increasingly ugly legal wranglings that followed.

Hank Gathers

They’re still tied together, by infinitely happier circumstances. Gathers’ nephew, Jordan Gathers, and Westhead’s grandson, Nick Lucenti are classmates and teammates at the aptly named Loyola High in Los Angeles. And while Hank Gathers died before either were born, don’t underestimate what their partnership means to their families.

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