Obviously, when you are part of a team, there are going to be disagreements and arguments.
Sometimes there will even be some pushing and shoving.
But for things to come to blows, like they did Thursday night between Mississippi State teammates Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey in the stands during the Diamond Head Classic, it had to be bigger than just a disagreement.
Sidney was a highly sought after talent out of Los Angeles’ Fairfax High School. However, after choosing to play basketball at Mississippi State, the former McDonald's All-American has only played in two career games after losing his entire freshman season to an NCAA suspension.
The uber-talented Sidney might be an outstanding player on the court, but his off-the-court antics led to many teams passing on the forward.
This latest off-the-court situation might spell the end for Sidney’s career, really before it had gotten off the ground. Both players were suspended indefinitely after the fight.
"I'm very sorry for this incident," Sidney said in a statement released by the university. "I had no intention of this ever happening. I apologize for embarrassing my family, all the Mississippi State fans, my teammates and coaches. I will learn from this and move on."
The only problem is that he might have to move on away from basketball.
Many NBA general managers already thought of Sidney as a problem child, this just reaffirms the feeling.
"Our athletic staff, coaches and student-athletes have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit and honor to our university," athletics director Scott Stricklin said in a statement. "The actions that took place Thursday night in Hawaii were embarrassing to all of us who love Mississippi State University and our athletic program. This behavior will not be tolerated."
When I look at Sidney, all I can think of is what a waste of talent he is. I really hope that he gets it together, but at this point I think he is a lost cause.