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There’s been a rash of NBA “fights” this week (Ben Simmons v. Kyle Lowry, Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin v. various Rockets, Arron Afflalo v. Serbian guy on T’Wolves, Michael Carter-Williams v. Tim Frazier, etc.), which is pretty damn exciting for a league in which everyone acts like they’re longtime buds. What hasn’t changed, however, is the quality of these fights. Outside of Afflalo’s haymaker — and Ibaka and James Johnson last week — it’s still the same “hold me back, mother f—er” BS that ends up delaying games forever.
Spurs head Gregg Popovich, woke as always, knows these scuffles are pointless, and made sure to mock the nature of them during a media session on Thursday. He calls these fake hardwood showdowns “the silliest, namby-pambiest things” he’s ever seen:
— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) January 17, 2018