The good ol’ days: When John Salley got punched by teammates


Turns out, the old Detroit Bad Boys were pretty bad.

John Salley was being interviewed and telling stories over at (via Piston Powered) and he had some great tales.

Including the time as a rookie he got punched by his own teammates in practice.

“OK, now it’s the next day. Rick Mahorn and Sid Green have a little fight. I don’t know why, but I stand between them and said, ‘C’mon, we’re teammates, man. Let’s get along.’ And Sid punched me in the jaw and Rick kicked me in the leg and they both stood over me and said, ‘Rookie, don’t you ever get in a grown man’s (business).’

Classic. And a valuable lesson for you kids out there — don’t ever get in a grown man’s (business).