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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.


Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:32 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

The best thing that Garnett should have done is walk away from the taunting.

Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:31 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

Look at Walker throw his hands up in the air when no one is in between to show that he wants no part. Once he has some individiuals in the middle to preent him from getting his ass beat, he gets very tough and wants some of Kevin.  (not a website).

Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:13 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

at least he avoided the crotch area.  It's Garnett, anyone surprised?

Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:09 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett shoves Bill Walker's throat

It sure did look like Walker was in Garnett's face, perhaps trash talking about Garnett's miss allegedly caused by Walker's "great" defense.  If so, I see no problem with removing someone's face from my own.  It's called "self defense".

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