The Brawl

The BrawlI woke up this morning and put on The Score to watch sports highlights and thought they were showing WWE highlights. I was mesmerized by the brawl that broke out near the end of the Indiana Pacers - Detroit Pistons game in Auburn Hills. If you haven't seen it yet, flip to your local all-sports highlight station and check it out. I don't think I've ever seen a basketball game deteriorate to such a level before.

Although I watched the scenes over and over again on the television, I've been trying to find footage on the web. It seems there's no legal way to offer this video over the web without paying the NBA for the privilege. TSN offers Audio/Video but their SportsCentre update is only two and a half minutes long and all about the Vince Carter trade rumours and the Raptors' fifth loss in a row. I've checked all the usual spots and I can't find video of this brawl anywhere.

If you know where I can find this video, please let me know and I'll share the link here. The NBA and Oakland County Prosecutors Office are reviewing the incident and I smell lawsuits by the barrel full. Artest rhymes with arrest, doesn't it?

Update: I found the video. You'll find it here, unfortunately you'll need RealPlayer.

Update 2: I found great video with commentary in ESPN Motion. You'll find it here and it's much better than the previous link.


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