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Apparently the NBA is the WWE now, and we’re absolutely here for it.
On the heels of the “Secret Tunnel” conspiracy between the Clippers and Rockets, Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica, role players you normally wouldn’t give a damn about, kept The Association LIT with a legit fight during tonight’s Magic-Timberwolves game. As you can see below, the dustup occurred while Afflalo was boxing out Bjelica and escalated quickly from there:
Suddenly the NBA has my full attention before the playoffs! Back to back nights 👌 pic.twitter.com/aZ0hsdairq
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 17, 2018
Though Afflalo threw a monster punch, the shot only grazed the Serbian and he was promptly placed in a headlock:
— Hoops Provider (@HoopsProvider) January 17, 2018
Magic beat writer Josh Robbins notes there was some build up as the two received double techs minutes prior:
Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica got into a dust-up just now, and Afflalo threw a right-handed punch to Bjelica's face. A few minutes earlier, the two players received a double-technical foul.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) January 17, 2018
Both players were ejected from the game, of course.