Photos By: Frank Franklin II
NUGGETS KNICKS BRAWL IN NY and MELO THROWS A PUNCH! The game was a blowout, a usual thing for the Knicks these days, with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter the score was 119-100. J.R. Smith motored down the lane, and Mardy Collins took him down hard it was a flagrant foul. Then, the teams run over and Melo had words with Nate Robinson and then Robinson took down J.R. Smith and the whole game was messed up. The brawl moved down court, and Melo hit Mardy Collins and 10 players were thrown out. Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Eduardo Najera and Andre Miller for the Nuggets, and Mardy Collins, Nate Robinson, Channing Frye, Jared Jeffries and David Lee for the Knicks. I think the consequences will be double harsh if Stern has the last word. Melo has to set examples as a star player and throwing punches will lose him some popularity but give him street cred. Robinson is a little guy but a big fighter, and I am not surprised by his actions. Jared Jeffries wanted to go after Melo but didn't do as much as he wanted to. As for suspensions for all the players, I think 10-15 games if Stern is polite for Melo, Smith, Robinson, Jeffries and Collins. The others will get suspensions, but I don't think they will be as bad. This is a long link but if you want to see what happened go to: http://nba.aolsportsblog.com/2006/12/17/carmelo-anthony-drops-mardy-collins-runs-like-a-girl/ it will show you everything.