Playoffs hopes come and go, but his posterity will last forever. Well, that is assuming that starting the line is possible. It's something Bogut wasn't so sure about after a knee to the groin from Marc Gasol knocked him out of the game just four minutes after tipoff:
Andrew Bogut went to the locker room after taking a knee to the groin on a drive by Marc Gasol.— Dime Alert (@DimeAlert) March 29, 2014
Bogut himself posted a picture of the play the next day:
Interesting offensive move........ pic.twitter.com/QET8IDdln6— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 29, 2014
And shared his concerns just hours after the game:
On a side not hopefully I can have kids one day.... #noblanks— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 29, 2014
At the time, he certainly wasn't too happy about the play:
Fortunately, it looks as though Bogut was feeling better Saturday, as several more tweets suggest he'll be alright. The blow even gave him an excuse to watch some Australian Football League highlights:
Internet Saturday. Catching up on some @AFL highlights whilst I can't walk. Thankful I still have 2 though!— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 29, 2014
Bogut wrapped up his thoughts on the issue by offering something of an olive branch (or perhaps another fruit-bearing plant in this case) to Gasol:
These things happen. No ill feeling to Gasol just a move I need to work on in the summer :) Glad the berries are intact. Ill be alright.....— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) March 29, 2014
Andrew Bogut's MRI for his pelvic contusion is later today, but head coach Mark Jackson said the center is still in serious pain.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 29, 2014
Considering they're playing the Knicks Sunday, Bogut might be able to take another day to ice up.
Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.