I always find it funny in those kind of films, where the main character is racing and sees the other car gaining ground on him, so he thinks 'I've got an idea!' and puts his foot to the floor. Good idea, well done.
The same thing happens in films when a heavily laden plane is trying to take off. They start their takeoff run and it becomes clear that they may not have enough runway. After using a good 3/4 of the distance the pilot seems to have an idea, shouts 'hold on everyone!' and opens the the throttles to full.
Again, good idea genius. Would have been an even better idea to not do most of the run on half throttle.
That's Amare Stoudemire from the New York Knicks. He punched the glass case of a fire extinguisher after a loss to Miami Heat, lacerated his hand and is expected to miss some games. The other guys are Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, his teammates. An extremely stupid self inflicted injury in playoff times.
I guess basketball isn't as popular as one might think.