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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: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

thats garNOTT being garNOTT. no one should be surprised



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

KG is a thug....a monster sob, the most hated NBA player !



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

srry for the typos



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

<br />  When he was a Timberwolf.... he was quiet as a mouse<br /><br />    Only in New England can a bully be idolized<br />




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

"a little skirmish there" says the commentator.

that's b.s. this wasn't a "skirmish" or any kind of fight. this was trash talk, which of course is routine in an NBA game, and then pure one-sided aggression from KG in the form of a slap to the throat. But I guess KG is the big star, so our esteemed announcers can't be quick to criticize his actions.



Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Nothing but filthy beards and filthy hair..sick the lockout is over 



Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Whatta ya know the NBA played today and there was acts of violence, im sure its not a coincidence though !



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Garnett is a punk. Always was a punk even in Minny. His playing days are ova...



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Problem is, Garnett never does the best thing in any situation. 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Thank goodness Garnett plays in the NBA...if he was in the NFL...the PU$$ies like LotusFaglite would be calling for his suspension....Garnett is a goon, but fine him and let him play.  He SUKS anyway.


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