Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WNBA Brawl at The Palace

Well, it isn't exactly what I had in mind for TSF's 400th post, nor is it even close to the best brawl that we've seen go down in The Palace, but it cannot go unnoticed.

The skirmish started moments after Parker and Detroit’s Cheryl Ford had to be separated after Ford fouled Parker.

On the next possession, Parker got tangled up with Detroit’s Plenette Pierson and fell to the ground. As she was getting up, Pierson intentionally ran into her, setting off the melee.
Parker threw a punch at Pierson before being tackled by Detroit’s Deanna Nolan. Players and coaches from both teams joined in, and Mahorn knocked Lisa Leslie to the court at one point.

Interestingly enough Rick Mahorn was also involved in the 2004 Pistons-Pacers brawl while working as a Detroit broadcaster, going into the crowd to try to pull Ron Artest away from fans. Sources all seem to say that Mahorn was trying to play peacemaker and protect players from both sides. DeLisha Milton-Jones shoved and punched Mahorn after the incident with Leslie, and was ejected, along with Mahorn, Parker and Pierson. Nolan and Shannon Bobbitt received technicals. Ford sprained her right knee while trying to restrain Pierson, and left the floor in a wheelchair. Her status is unknown.

Do these names mean anything to me or probably any of you? NO. But I figured that The Sports Flow is gunna need a WNBA post sooner or later and when is there going to be a better time? So happy 400th post to TSF and please enjoy the pathetic "brawl" that actually landed one player in a wheelchair. Fairly amusing for a tuesday night I'd say.

1 comment:

Ed The Sports Fan said...

Looks like we both have our focus on this story. I personally enjoyed it, and I'm in love with Candace Parker, again. Thanks.