Over the weekend, the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks were involved in a jaw-dropping display of poor sportsmanship. The scene was ugly, as players exchanged punches. All hell broke loose and by the time the players were separated, 10 ejections had been handed out.
By now we have all seen the footage of the hard foul executed on the Denver’s J.R. Smith by New York’s Mardy Collins that initiated the donnybrook.
Sadly, scenes like the one that played out late in the game, Saturday night are gaining national attention and are being replayed in the living rooms across the US. Children see their idols and role models – yes, for better or for worse and like it or not – role models, acting out in this manner.