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Former NBAer Josh Childress destroys opponent with violent flying elbow (video)


Josh Childress never really developed into the player most experts believed he would be during his seven-plus seasons in the NBA after being taken with the sixth-overall pick in 2004 by the Atlanta Hawks.

Childress bounced around the league after four modest seasons with the Hawks, but for all intents and purposes, his NBA career came to an end when he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans in December 2013 after appearing in only four games.

Childress is still playing professional basketball, though, signing in August with the NBL’s Sydney Kings in Australia.

While he is averaging 19 points per game to go along with 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals, Childress’ first season with the Kings is off to an inauspicious start thanks to a brutal flying elbow to the face of an opponent.

On Thursday in a game against the Perth Wildcats, Childress apparently took great offense to a screen set by Jesse Waggstaff. That would be the only explanation for why Childress came at Waggstaff with a flying elbow after the Wildcats forward got the ball.

Poor form, man. Well, good form if Childress pulled out that move in a pro wrestling ring, but not so good on a basketball court.

[H/T Deadspin]