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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 25, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:11 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

What you get when you mix a has been with a never will be...add a dose of underwhelming potential (Baron) and you get the NBA...I'm lovin it!



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Good pun.  but I don't mean that. 



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

I think you mean "Hall of Shamer"



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:02 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

The NFL you say? The REAL THUGS are playing now




Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

hahahahahaha......HOLD ME BACK HOLD ME BACK!



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Taking Garnett out of the equation, it's just two average players... one guy takes  shot at the buzzer, misses...the other guy defends him well... then gets right up in his face? Why? There is no reason for that... it's not like he Sprewelled him on some PJ BS. Get outta my face basically. lol.. 

KG should of smacked Baron Davis, that would of made it funny.  



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Garnett.. tick tick tick ticking time bomb.... or just a pretender, who just pretends to be a ragings mad man / tough guy but never does anything... you make the choice. It's a little of both in my opinion. 



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

First ballot hall of famer.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Davis came off the bench in his civilian clothes and shoves KG 2 or 3 times?  Garnett does not shove back.  Walker maddogged him and got in his face after he missed the crucial shot.  It's over. forget it.




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

funny thing is walker wasnt a bad a$$ until like 4 people got between them.  they should have just shut this whole sport down


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