Filed under: Basketball, Brawls, Bread City, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns | Tags: 1990s NBA, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, John Starks, Kevin Jonson, Rivalries, Rolando Blackman
Warmup windbreakers tearing, assistant coaches flying everywhere. Greg Anthony snuffs KJ, and still keeps his silk shirt fresh, pre-dress code. Starks does his signature fight move, a.k.a forehead-to-forehead trash talking. Even Rolando Blackman gets up off the bench looking for some, so you know it’s good.
At the time, Phoenix and New York were the two best teams in their respective divisions. The league handed out $160,000 in fines.
The brawl doesn’t really get going until the 4:00 minute mark, but it’s worth watching the fight-before-the-fight, if only to see how funny Danny Ainge looks when he’s mad.
Gotta love the clean deco lines on that 90s Suns court design.