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Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:09 pm
Edited on: December 25, 2011 3:17 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver.

A spectacular down-to-the-wire season opener ended in ugly fashion.

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks played four quarters of thrilling basketball at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Sunday, but Celtics forward Kevin Garnett swooped in to steal the headlines in the game's final moments, for all the wrong reasons. 

With New York leading 106-104, Boston inbounded the ball from the sideline to Garnett, who found himself wide open for a potential game-tying buzzer-beater when Knicks wing Bill Walker barreled into Knicks center Tyson Chandler as he chased Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo towards the top of the key. Walker's inadvertent pick left Garnett with a clean look at a 16-foot jumper -- although Walker closed late to contest -- but he was too strong, and the shot rebounded off as time expired.

The Knicks therefore escaped with the victory, but Garnett wasn't done. Walker and Garnett jawed at each other as the other Knicks celebrated, and injured Knicks point guard Baron Davis attempted to step in to separate Walker and Garnett. That move was too little, too late, as the always feisty Garnett used his left hand to grab Walker's neck and shove him backwards. Davis and others were then finally able to send the combatants back to their corners and the court eventually cleared.

There's a decent chance Garnett faces some disciplinary action from the NBA league office for his action, given both the aggressiveness and the proximity to his opponent's head. Will he get fined, suspended or neither? We all wait with bated breath. 

Here's the video of Celtics forward Kevin Garnett going at the neck of Knicks wing Bill Walker after New York beat Boston on Christmas Day.


Comments

Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 7:35 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Scuffles?  That's not a thug.  Trashtalker?  Yes.  Aggressive?  Yes.  Overreacts? Yes.  Thug?  NO.



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Garnett is a D-bag. Always has been, always will be.

P.S.

Please do not punch me in the nuts Kevin.



Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Scorpionman4......I can't stand drama queens like you.  You sit there in front of your computer scrolling up and done looking for something you can percieve as racist so you can go on a rant about how everyone is a racist and accuse peolpe of being uneducated and misinformed. How dare I comment badly about someone who tries to choke another human being on national t.v because he was upset. I guess that's how you and your friends solve your problems.  Normal people don't resort to violence at the drop of a hat. And the ones that do, end up in a prison(black, white or green). And correct me if i'm wrong, but that expression is used all the time in that context. Besides, it was supposed to be funny, it wasn't meant for you to stain your panties. This site isn't full of racist, but it is sprinkled with some uneducated, angry, spiteful people living in there moms basement blaming the world for their shitty lives while trying to put other people down so they can somehow feel better about themselves. Jump off a bridge loser. I'm not trying to be a jerk, i'm just keeping it real.  



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

So any act except turning and walking away makes him a thug?  Alot of thugs out there.




Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

So any act except turning and walking away makes him a thug?  Alot of thugs out there.




Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

"No. the guy was in his face and hs shoved him away."

Ummm... just turn & walk away?




Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

"No. the guy was in his face and hs shoved him away."

Ummm... just turn & walk away?



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Walker came at him jawing and Garnett needs to be able to stop him from approaching.  It isnt Garnetts fault Walker is much shorter and a punk.  Walker was the classless guy in this exchange.  I love the fact that Walker gets tough from 10 feet away; at first he looked scared.




Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Players that gloat their victories and get in an opponants face afterwards deserve a shot to the throat.  I don't even like the NBA but this punk had no business getting in Garnett's face.  Just like that dip sh&% from Boise State (and I'm a BSU fan) that got in La Garrett Blount's face a couple years back.  Got knocked out for his troubles.    &n
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sp;    Think Garnett will be playing with a chip on his shoulder the next time they play the Knicks.  I'll bet he knocks down 40+ points and has a slew of rebounds....



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Kevin Garnett is an aging superstar that can no longer back up his trash talking. His antics over the last 16 years should raise some eyebrows as to exactly who he is and what he's about. Ghetto Gangster Thug. He has a long history of thuggery as indicated by the long list of players that he has had scuffles with. LaMarcus Aldridge,Tim Duncan,Antonio McDyess,Anthony Peeler,Zaza Pachulia, Jose Calderon, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner, Rick Rickert, Andrew Bogut, Wally Szczcerbiak, Rasho Nestervic and now Bill Walker. 
Time for the almighty ruler (David Stern) to levy a fine and suspension on the biggest thug in the league. Merry Christmas Kevin Ghetto. 


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