Wizards center Marcin Gortat: Let NBA players fight like hockey playerson March 11th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has a great idea – let NBA players square off with one another, throw a few punches and then get back to game… you know, just like the NHL.
Gortat has a problem with the league’s excessive fines for fighting, he explained in an interview with ESPN:
I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight …
[They would fight] during the game. Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up. I think the game … these two guys, they resolved their problem. They’re both suspended and they’re leaving. But end of the day, they fix the problem between each other, fans are super excited, and I think that would be a pretty cool idea [chuckles].
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