It's Always Good To Have Shaq On Your Side During A Fight
During the Suns/Rockets game on Wednesday night, a full scale brawl was started by Ron Arte...wait, Artest wasn't involved? You sure about that? Well, I guess there's a first time for everything.
Anyway, Matt Barnes, who I very much enjoyed for his awesome cheap shots during his Warriors days, decided to go out of his way to thump Rafer Alston when the Suns were down by 19 in the third. Alston naturally didn't care very much for that. Pretty soon Steve Nash ran into the mix for some strange reason, and promptly wound up getting shoved to the ground by T-Mac.
T-Mac of course quickly learned that it's not wise to mess with anyone who's a teammate of Shaq's, because he nearly got launched into the first row by the Big Cactus.
And if you're wondering where Artest was, no he was not comatose. He actually remained on the bench the whole time.
In the end Alston and Barnes got ejected, and Nash, T-Mac, and Shaq all got technicals. You'd have to figure a few suspensions will be handed out here, which should fit in well with Shaq's yearly plan to sit out about 35 games.