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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: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:27 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Garnett has paid his dues in the league. Bill Walker is a walking waste of dna who will never be respected by anyone but his "boys". I hope he HAS A career-ending injury and ends up in prison where he belongs. He has no respect for the vets. Earn something in this league, then you can talk trash, Walker. Garnett would talk trash to Walker in the parking lot after the game. Walker, would fold like the punk he is, knowing KG could kick his butt with ease. 



Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:42 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Sure, that's the guy I want in a board room to negotiate my future contract. Hey Kev, thanks for showing all of us what we've been missing, and thats a bunch of overpayed, selfish, arrogant, no class, 3rd grade level reading inmates giving the fans a nice family friendly event. " Merry Christmas little tommy, oh that's what they call a choke hold. And why is number 5 doing that you ask, he's just what they call, keeping it real."



Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:23 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Your right about that, K.G would call that an advantage strategy. It's okay for him to talk trash to players with no fault to him but when another player does it then theres a problem, if you ask me just his hands going around Walkers throat alone is enough for a two game suspension!!



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:04 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Yes that certainly would've made news as you see Chris Wilcox is actually now a teammate of Kevin Garnett. Good observation though....sigh



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Garnett is just a A-1 class P_USSY

Typical Kevin Garnett...  He pulls this tough guy act every game at least once.  Picks a fight and then waits for a teammate or coach to pull him away from the guy.  Garnett is just a A-1 class P_USSY. 

I don't normally condone violence, but some Knick bench player, like Chris Wilcox, should have just gone over and punched Garnett's lights out right there.  Wilcox would certainly get suspended, but pretty much everyone in the league would cheer him on.  Garnett has always been a huge turd who can give it but can't even begin to take it.  The sooner that b_itch is out of the league the better as far as I'm concerned.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Every season he does something stupid. The guy is trash. If it wasn't for basketball he would be in jail for something.



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:42 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Thug after thug ... yeap .. you can have it .. I am out!!!!



Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

wow really intelligent comment..you know there are alot of "savages" that play in the NFL also right??? ...your just a redneck racist and that was the stupidest statement I have ever seen..and I'm white btw



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:31 pm
 

SAVAGES

 Lose the first game of the season to a team that everyone wants to play for (and ultimately get their wish) and this millionaire goes after another millionaire?  Who will be bankrupt first? Garnett or Bill walker?  ...................Worst sport ever, and those that make this sport up, will soon bite the hand that fees them, and the NBA will default on loans, contract and it will be blamed on white folk.  Thank god for the NFL...no guaranteed contracts.......No wonder whwy the owner's played hardball and the players tried to be tough..........but lost. PERIOD.
 



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:22 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

KG looks like he has Aids.....125 pound bald dildo


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