Did you guys see the fight Tuesday night? Who’d you have your money on? Actually it doesn’t really matter who you bet on because it ended in a draw. But it was nice to see one of the fighters show some emotion.
I don’t know about you, but my money would have been the dude who stood 7-foot 3-inches wearing the white and blue shorts out of Latvia. Yeah, that’s right, he was Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks, and his challenger, Marquese Chriss of the Phoenix Suns.
Damn, it was great to see some fight out of NBA players. Its true, basketball isn’t hockey where fighting is a part of the sport, but seeing guys go at it was kind of nice. Although, this brawl never should have happened; Marquese Chriss is just an idiot. He was protecting his teammate, Eric Bledsoe, who was run over by Porzingis, but had it not been for Chriss pushing the giant Latvian into Bledsoe, there never would have been a scuffle.
I give Porzingis all the credit in the world for sticking up for himself like that. This is a man’s game, there is a lot of pushing and shoving that goes unnoticed to the untrained eye, and if you don’t fight back you will not be respected. I don’t care if he is only 21 years old, he has got to stick up for himself now or he will be eaten alive in what he hopes is a long and successful career.
I have to say that this wasn’t the blockbuster pay-per-view event like most bouts, it really only involved each fighter throwing one push, but it got the fans into it.
You guys remember the heavy weight championship fight between Larry Johnson of the Knicks and Alonzo Morning of the Miami Heat? Wwooooooo! Now that was a fight.
This wasn’t quite like that, but I enjoy seeing passion out of players today. Despite Porzingis’ monster game of 34 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks and steals, Chriss (14 points and 12 rebounds) and the Suns got the final laugh as they defeated the Knicks 113-111 in overtime.
Again, fighting does not belongs in the NBA game, however, I would love to see the game become a little more physical, and players playing with more emotion/passion like the 90s than they do today.