Not the first time I've seen Floyd stop a fight
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:14 pm
The funniest thing about the video of Tim Floyd breaking up a fight in a casino is that it's not the first time I've seen him break up a fight. Seriously, I don't know what it is about Floyd, but he has no problem stepping into the middle of things when things get rough.
You might remember (but you probably don't) that I filed a column two years ago from the Nike Peach Jam in which I sort of touched on some unusual things I witnessed at the event. One of those things was how three players from the New York Gauchos were trying to start a fight with a kid from the Georgia Stars. I was standing in the lobby talking with Floyd when it all went down, and, well, here's what I wrote:
On Thursday, some Gauchos got into a fight with each other at a local McDonald's (see what happens with you eliminate super sizing?), and three of them were sent home. On Friday, I'm told they behaved. But on Saturday I witnessed three other Gauchos about to jump a player from the Georgia Stars in the lobby of the Riverview Park Athletic Center. They were cursing and doing whatever it is tough/idiotic kids do, and the situation would have exploded had a high-major Division I coach not stepped in and demanded the three Gauchos walk away.
They started cursing the coach.
That high-major Division I coach who stepped in and got cursed was Tim Floyd.
I didn't name him at the time because the NCAA could've technically hit him with an illegal contact charge for talking to recruits, and I didn't think that was right because all he was doing, honestly, was preventing a kid from Georgia from getting his ass kicked; that's why I kept Floyd anonymous. But I don't mind naming him now because he's out of college basketball, and a little illegal contact seems like the least of his problems these days.
Plus, it's hilarious.
Nobody breaks up fights better than Tim Floyd.
I've seen it on the internet.
And I've seen it with my own eyes.
He's like that Dalton character from "Road House."
He really should be a bouncer at a bar somewhere.