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.
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The Heat just waived Williams, who regressed majorly in Miami after showing progress with the Knicks last season. The No. 2 pick in the 2011 draft, Williams has talent. But if he doesn’t play much better than he did in Miami, he won’t last long in Cleveland.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he might rest LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love against the Thunder tonight. So, Williams could get thrown into the fire immediately. It speaks to the Cavs’ lack of available depth across the board that Williams could also get minutes — maybe even reducing LeBron’s workload — in following games. And Cleveland still needs another point guard and big man.
Williams is worth the flier. The Cavaliers just can’t stop here.
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Oakley shoved security guards before they pulled him away from his seat behind the baseline during the first quarter of the Knicks’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Fans chanted “Oakley! Oakley!” in support of the popular power forward.
The 53-year-old Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals, but has a poor relationship with the team because of his criticisms of Dolan, the Madison Square Garden chairman.
“Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner,” the Knicks wrote in a statement on Twitter . “He has been ejected and is currently being arrested by the New York City Police Department. He was a great Knick and we hope he gets some help soon.”
The altercation took place just a few rows behind the court during a stoppage in play, and players from both teams turned to watch.
Oakley was handcuffed near an arena exit as he waited for police to arrive.
The 6-foot-8 Oakley was a rugged enforcer playing alongside Patrick Ewing on the Knicks teams of the 1990s and has kept his tough-guy persona long after retirement, trading barbs with former rival Charles Barkley recently.