In 1993, the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks were involved in a brawl that caused the NBA to rewrite all the rules on fighting. 21 players in total were fined, including (GM) Danny Ainge, (Coach) Doc Rivers and (analyst) Greg Anthony, who left the bench in street clothes to punch (Mayor) Kevin Johnson.
On Friday night, the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks got involved in another “scuffle” that led to…roasting on social media! And the two main guys behind the scuffle were Enes “always pissing off someone” Kanter and Devin “don’t let my looks fool you because I will kick your ass” Booker.
Booker was ejected midway through the third quarter after picking up a second tech for pushing Kanter, who scored 15 of his 20 points in the opening quarter. After a bunch of mean mugging and “hold me backs” that would amuse Gregg Popovich, the game went on. But, the trash-talking didn’t end during the Knicks 107-85 beatdown on the Suns. After the game, Kanter tweeted out a picture of Booker holding a L letter and said, “Hold that L kid. Talk to me nice or don’t talk to me at all.”
Booker’s teammate, Jared Dudley, didn’t appreciate the tweet, responded with one of his own and then got into one amusing Twitter exchange with a guy who is known for Twitter beef.
I personally was a little disappointed that Tyler Ulis didn’t run on the court and punch Kanter the way Greg Anthony did Kevin Johnson. The 5’9 Ulis is one of the scrappiest guys in the league and comes across as a guy who will do a lot more than break your ankles.