Alex Len also left Phoenix’s bench, which, according to NBA rules, will result in a one-game suspension. Even though Len played peacemaker, the league’s policy is designed to prevent escalation by requiring players to remain on the bench during a fight.
After the game, Booker kept going at Daniels:
I don’t why he’d be talking to me. Been on five teams in three years, and he has the nerve to talk trash to me. But it is what it is. He’s on a winning team. So, you have those muscles when you’re on a winning team.
Four teams, not five — but, mostly, I’m just glad acknowledged Booker acknowledged Daniels’ team success. This is how to talk trash endearingly.
Retired from the NBA or not, Tim Duncan would kick your a** in an MMA fight
But if you think that means he’s not still wearing Punisher T-shirts and is not still working out and staying in shape, you should watch the video above.
San Antonio-based kickboxing trainer Jason Echols posted a Facebook video of him and Duncan sparing, and the 41-year-old five-time NBA champ is still kicking a**. Sure, this sparring is at half speed, but if Duncan were going all out he could do some real damage.
He’s probably even got a move called the bank shot in his repertoire.
I feel LeBron on this one. I have two daughters who play on club soccer teams and I get more frustrated, angrier at referees, and generally am far more emotionally invested their youth games than any NBA game. Over the years I have learned a lot, both from and saw it echoed in Coach David Thorpe’s book, about how to be supportive to them and their experiences, not make it about my feelings and wishes.
But sometimes you need to step in.
LeBron James is in Las Vegas and so far all the stories have been about how he is working out with Derrick Rose, Eric Bledsoe, Chris Paul, and what does that all mean (nothing, NBA guys often work out together all summer, especially teammates and guys who share an agent). But he’s also there for the AAU Adidas Uprising tournament where his son is playing.
And when LeBron saw the score was wrong, he went over to the scorer’s table at a time out to tell them.