With the Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors getting into a bit of an escalated shoving match Tuesday evening, the memory of basketbrawls past tends to creep up rather easily.
Sure, the NBA is nothing compared to the NHL when it comes to players fighting, but whenever you've got this much one-on-one action between individuals in a months-long season, tempers are going to flare and altercations are going to escalate beyond just a bit of shoving during the game.
That's what happened between Roy Hibbert and David Lee as the two played a bit of a rough-and-tumble game, leading to an outburst of mild violence that ended up spilling into the crowd a bit.
The result was a handful of technical fouls, an ejection, and a cheering crowd. It's all a fun time when people don't get hurt.
It seems that tempers have flared a bit more often this season than in the past, so let's go ahead and run down the most violent outbursts between players over the past handful of seasons.