November 22, 2004

Artest Formerly Known As...

My first thought after watching the Pistons/Pacers brawl on Friday- looks like Ron Artest might get that month off after all. Indeed, Artest has been suspended for the rest of the season- almost certain to be shortened, of course, on appeal.

Oh well, at least now Artest will be able to claim more "street cred" as he promotes his hip-hop album. The fight was pretty scary, of course, but I get the feeling it will be played, for laughs, as part of "SportsCenter" montages for years, like the Jim Mora thing and that clip of Mike Milbury charging into the stands and hitting a Rangers fan with his shoe.

Meanwhile, the New York Times goes to the expert- "legendary" former Washington Bullets heckler Robin Ficker- for an op-ed piece. He may not deserve the honor, but the NYT, inadvertently, got the last laugh- his name is misspelled as "Robin Fecker" in the byline.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 22, 2004 02:00 AM

i couldn't believe how that fight got out of control so quickly. one of the fans pummelled wasn't even the one who threw the beer.

Posted by: Jay at November 22, 2004 02:21 PM
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