Man, there are going to be some lawsuits. You don't think some of those fans aren't going to want some NBA money? ”
I was out last night in a bar and the basketball was on in the background when suddenly everyone's attention was turned to the television as the game between Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers turned into a full blown riot. I along with others watched with mouths open as players fought with fans for a good 10 minutes.
It started when Indiana's Ron Artest
and Detroit's Ben Wallace had a bit of handbag throwing on the court. This resulted in a fight breaking out by the scorers' table as players came off both benches but then Detroit supporters got involved and started chucking cups and ice at Artest. Artest was then hit on the head by a flying cup and duly burst into the crowd to find the culprit.
With not a cop insight, what followed was utter mayhem as players swapped punches with fans with all manner of items raining down from the stands. The game was abandoned with 45 seconds left on the clock and I have to say I have never seen anything like it. It puts the Cantona and Palarse incident to shame. If you get a chance to see the footage you will see what I mean.
Now call me old fashioned but in my mind this was a tinsy winsy bit worse than seeing the top of a naked women's back (which apparentely is now a race issue
) on television but lets wait to see how the American public and media
react to this.