Roger L. Simon

The Artest Test

As a hoops-aholic, I watched some of the clips from the brawl at the end of the Pacers-Pistons game and… whoa… and I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this West of a European football riot. Well, it’s not quite that, but I wouldn’t want to be on the end of a right cross thrown by Ron Artest. NBA Commissioner David Stern has a problem. Realistically some of these players should be thrown out of the game permanently. As for the Detroit fans, well, I thought Philly was bad. Phew!

UPDATE: From NBA.COM, the statement from Commissioner Stern in which four player are suspended indefinitely. Sounds like the NBA is taking it pretty seriously. Of course, there may indictments from the DA, in which case they have no choice.