Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 1:55 pm  |  26 responses

Shaolin Monks Treated Mickael Pietrus’ Knee Injury

Mickael Pietrus played for the Phoenix Suns last season, the team with arguably the most innovative medical crew in the NBA. With the lockout in place, Pietrus sought knee injury relief from, um, a not-so-traditional source. Per the Sporting News: “Pietrus missed the last 12 games of the NBA season, and did not play for France in EuroBasket or pursue overseas opportunities this summer, because of the injury. Pietrus traveled to the Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province, where he tried ‘several traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, massage and some unique remedies administered by Shaolin monks,’ the Chinese site What’s In Xiamen reported. Shaolin Temple, a Buddhist monastery, has had its own hospital for over 1,000 years, according to the report. Shaquille O’Neal has also sought treatment there. Pietrus returned to France this week before completing all the therapy, but said he was no longer experiencing pain in his knee and that he was ready to resume practicing soon.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Awesome story of the day? lol
    On another note, why wouldn’t he at least complete the therapy? Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid


  • SikhWitIt

    This. Is. Awesome.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    @Niq: he didn’t complete the therapy because the last step was to enter the 36 chambers


    Not gonna lie, when I saw “Shaolin Monks” I pictured
    the Wu Tang rapping over his body, and then the RZA
    going “Always the good ones that have to die”, then Ghost
    talking about his homie getting busted up in the black lands
    … but now on that knee

  • Fat Lever

    The RZA, The GZA, The ol dirty bastard, Inspecta Deck, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon tha Chef, aaaannndddd the M-E-T-H-O-D MAAAANNNNN

  • Fletch213

    Lol @fat lever I said the exact same thing.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL @ M Cho.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @M Cho, but of course. lol Good one.

  • Niio

    acupuncture is the bomb! Don’t sleep on it!

  • Blasphemy

    This discussion board is full of win.

  • MikeC.

    Okay all, we need to find a dope nickname for Pietrus. In an ode to Barkley, I’ve been calling him Mikey Peaches for a couple years now, but this whole Shaolin thing it taking it to another level. We need a Wu-branded nickname for Mr. Peaches. Ideas?

  • Fat Lever

    Putting in mikael pietrus in the wu tang name generator, you get Vulgar Professional.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    More posts like this please.


    The PZA…


    or the Peach Face Killah…


    The Peach Face Killah?

  • Fletch213

    I second @CP3NOLA

  • http://obsessioncollection.wordpress.com grgeblck

    chinese medicine works, but you gotta continue to see the doc or have the medicine in order to adjust your body to it. it does not work like the western med, where u take it once and the pain is gone.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Innovative, and utterly Gangsta!
    Hope he picked up some tricks he can use against the über-SG’s of the L.

  • Will Lee

    hahaha PZA

  • MikeC.

    The Peachface Killaaaaaaaaaah! No one could get iller!

  • Niio

    lol Western medicine don’t work, you have to keep taking it to “feel better” If they gave you medicine that worked they would make no $ off anyone because you’re “healed”

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    I would have opted for the Wu-Tang monks’ ‘special medicine’

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    You can get injured playing in Phoenix?

  • Cheshire

    Those cats were as fast as lightning!

    By the way Wu Tang completely different from Shao Lin