I managed to see this incident in real time last night.
First of all, I’d like to congratulate Ron Artest for NOT punching a fan, player, coach, or mascot in the face. Way to keep things under control Ronny. See below for Artest at his lowest (and most crazy). No suspensions or fines have been announced yet, but I envision maybe a game apiece for Barnes and Alston. Check out my main man Steve Nash get shoved hard to the floor by TMac (best angle is at the 1:56 mark), followed by Shaq tossing TMac to the floor, and then somehow managing to shove the entire fracas a few feet. He’s big huh?
Shaq: “Somebody pushed Steve so I had to take care of my little man. It wasn’t nothing serious, though, just a push and shoving match.” (Gotta love it)
TMac: “The big fella pushed the heck out of me.” (Heck?! Did he really just say that?)
Anyway, this was the main event in a game where the end result from the 2nd half on was never really in question. It did pique my interest though.
Question for all you readers: What is your most memorable sporting memory, controversial or otherwise?
Off to work on a dreary and rainy day in Montreal. Low energy today, but those salads aren’t going to make themselves. Be back soon.