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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 26, 2011 10:07 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Hilairous:  When u say "little man" I think of van gundy holding on to that guys ankle during a fight a few years back.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:05 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

This "thug" thing is overused and completely inaccurate.  It's simply a new racial slur.



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:53 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Just so you know Stranger you are what we used to call a studio gangster and you talk more than a little ish.....I'm sure that comes from numerous occasions of getting your skirt pulled up and running home crying in front of the mirror.....try reading a book douche...the mind is not a terrible thing



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:51 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

r u kidding me, back to hs, kg is one of the best nba forwards of all time..you need to settle down before you comment about basketball...nobody gets hyped up and into the game like KG



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:36 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

KG: the businessman that represents the players. HAHAHAHAH Go back to high school you overpaid puppet. Watch some more rap videos too. Someone needs to KO that bitch Garnett.



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:31 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Just so you know, i say whatever I want to black peoples' faces. No-one is scared of loud mouthed blacks, except their wives. The only reason that blacks perpetuate the myth of white men being scared of blacks, is because that's all the black man has to hold onto. And that's when I walk up and stomp the balls of some loud mouthed brotha, I take that from them too.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 7:40 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

The absolute perfect example of why the NBA is dead last on the list of desireable things to watch (even behind afternoon soap operas and HGTV).  It's nothing more than a league ful of uneducated, ignorant, tattooed, dreadlocked, loud-mouthed (in 2nd grade English), thugs and punks headed by a "little man" who thinks he's another Napolean.  It's nothing more than the WWF with a ball a hoop.  What a joke!!! 



Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:29 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

What do u mean just what "they" call keepin it real?! You mean black people? This site is full of racist, prejudice A-HOLES that vent through the computer because they don't have the balls to say anything like that to their face! You and these other racists are so dumb and ignorant and need to educate yourself!!!



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:38 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

owhite...you are an idiot. Anyone wishing a career-ending injury on an athlete is bush-league scum.  



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:30 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Garnett is a thug who's been getting away with it for years.  Suspend him 5 or 6 games. 


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