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My Father the Hero? Dad saves daughter from getting trucked by Chicago Bulls’ Tony Snell (video)

Before we get into it, yes, that is a weaksauce reference to the 1994 film starring Gérard Depardieu and a very young Katherine Heigl. Couldn’t help myself.

Moving on, during the New York Knicks 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls, Tony Snell, with the team down by twenty in the third quarter no less, made a big effort to prevent a loose ball from going out of bounds.

Directly in the Bulls rookie’s path and seated courtside was a father and daughter — at least it’s assumed the man was the youngster’s dad — and had the dad not exhibited some quick thinking, the diving Snell would have totally trucked the little girl. It would have been ugly.

But there dad was, pulling his daughter close to him and out of the way of an out-of-control Snell and preventing a possibly serious injury to the apple of his eye.

The fan seated directly next to the young lady wasn’t as fortunate as no one was looking out for his welfare. That guy took the brunt of the 6-foot-7, 200-pounder’s dive into the seats, getting viciously toppled as Snell came barreling down upon him.

Too bad his dad wasn’t at the game with him. Or Gérard Depardieu. Maybe. Yeah.

[H/T Sporting News]