Size I agree it was a cup of beer oooooh. If NFL players fought everytime someone threw beer on them football games would look like WWE. He over reacted big time. Hell I bounce at a bar and have had more then one drink thrown on me. It shows the intelligence and maturity level of these players are not to high on the scale.I saw it and thought it was pathetic. I thought it was even worse that it seemed as though guys on the sport channels were defending the players actions. It was a cup with some beer, not a brick.
Just read this: The NBA suspended Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson of Indiana and Ben Wallace of Detroit on Saturday for taking part in one of the ugliest brawls in U.S. sports history.............suspensions were indefinite
Yes, I have a few mates who are bouncers and getting a drink tossed in their direction is nothing new. A person should not react that way to a drink unless they are on 200mg of tren daily and cheque drops. I hope they all get really long suspensions without pay.Size I agree it was a cup of beer oooooh....He over reacted big time. Hell I bounce at a bar and have had more then one drink thrown on me.
I think you are incorrect about Artest. I watched the clip numerous times and here is a quote from the man who was attacked by Artest:Artest didn't actually beat anyone in the crowd...he pushed the guy down and asked if he was the one who threw it...the guy said no and artest got off him. He threw punches on the court but not in the crowd. S-Jax was the one throwing haymakers in the crowd.
I agree with you. I would have loved to see someone knock out an overpaid asshole athlete. Or even better would have been to see somebody grab Jackson, as he was punching wildly, put him in an arm bar and snap his arm like the twig it is.I would have loved to have seen some fan just knock a player the **** out.
If I was in the stands and Artest went after my bro I would have probably jumped on his back and choked him OUT.
Maybe I couldn't see it but from what I saw he pushed him and threw him to the ground but he never punched the guy. I'm not saying he didn't attack him but from what I've seen and people have said he didn't actually throw any punches in the crowd.I think you are incorrect about Artest. I watched the clip numerous times and here is a quote from the man who was attacked by Artest:
Mike Ryan of Clarkston said Artest attacked him, assuming Ryan threw the beer. "He asked, 'Did you do it? Did you do it?' I said no and he started pummeling me."
In that case it would be completely understandable :thumbsup: LOLA person should not react that way to a drink unless they are on 200mg of tren daily and cheque drops. I hope they all get really long suspensions without pay.
Dude, it sucks. There is the possibility that Artest will be reinstated on appeal. While I am not exactly impartial, the penalty does seem excessively harsh.The Pacers are DONE ! ! !
Actually, I'm pretty sure this is Ben Wallace's brother. What a guy.There's a cat that looks like he goes about 350 (mostly in the gut) that you can see behind the scorer's table when the stuff is starting (Artest is lying on the table, various Pacers and Pistons are milling about, doing the usual NBA posturing).
Later you see the same dude, sucker punching Fred Jones (Jones had his BACK TURNED to him, trying to break up the fights in the stands). He swings at the back of Jones' head a couple of times, then Jones appears to go down, and you see the dude throwing punches downwards.
The penalty is quite harsh when you consider past acts such as Kermit Washington sucker punching Rudy Tomjanovich back in the days. Artest actually didn't hurt anybody or damage anyone's career, the only way I'd give him a full season suspension is if he caused a fan or a player to miss one season of work, one those "you're gonna suffer as long as your victim keeps suffering" type of deals.Dude, it sucks. There is the possibility that Artest will be reinstated on appeal. While I am not exactly impartial, the penalty does seem excessively harsh.