NBA Throwdowns: Ranking The Craziest Fights/Outbursts Over The Decade

Joshua SextonSenior Analyst IIDecember 28, 2010

NBA Throwdowns: Ranking The Craziest Fights/Outbursts Over The Decade

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    SAN ANTONIO - MAY 14:  Guard Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns falls out of bounds after a flagrant foul by Robert Horry #5 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2007 at AT&T Ce
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    Everyone knows this is the season for both giving and receiving.  Some players in the following videos either gave or received, while others did a little of both. The past decade there have been some memorable outbursts and fights amongst NBA players.

    Here are the top 10 craziest fights/outbursts over the past decade.

10. Rafer Alston Slaps Eddie House, 2009

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    In a 2009 playoff game, Rafer Alston took offense to Eddie House's celebration after hitting a three pointer by slapping him on the back of the head.

9. Robert Horry Hip Checks Nash Into Scorers Table, 2007

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    Once again, Robert Horry had a huge impact on the outcome of a playoff basketball game.

    Except this time it wasn't with his clutch shooting.

    In a hotly-contested Western Conference Semifinals playoff game, Horry hip-checked Steve Nash into the scorers table.

    After the incident, many Suns players left their bench area and were suspended the following game, including Amar'e Stoudemire. Many people believed this play altered the outcome of the series.

8. Shaq Attacks Brad Miller, 2002

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    In a 2002 game against Chicago, the Big Diesel had apparently received one too many hard fouls. Shaq let out his frustrations on Brad Miller.

7. Nuggets/Knicks Brawl, 2006

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    In a 2006 game, the Nuggets and Knicks took part in a brawl that yielded a total of 47 games of suspension for all of the players involved.

    Players included Carmelo Anthony, Nate Robinson and J.R. Smith.

6. Marcus Camby Vs Danny Ferry... Err Jeff Van Gundy, 2001

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    In this YouTube classic, Marcus Camby attempted to land a haymaker on Danny Ferry. Instead, the punch hit coach Jeff Van Gundy as he tried to break up the altercation.

5. Kobe Bryant Fights Reggie Miller, 2002

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    Kobe Bryant and Reggie Miller had a famous scuffle after the final buzzer sounded in their 2002 game.

4. Rick Fox Versus Doug Christie, 2002

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    In a 2002 exhibition game, Rick Fox and Doug Christie exchanged elbows and jabs on the floor.

    After both players were ejected, the fight escalated into the tunnel leading to the locker room. Watching this fight reminds us just how heated the Lakers/Kings rivalry truly was.

3. Raja Bell Clotheslines Kobe Bryant, 2006

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    In Game 5 of their 2006 playoff series, Raja Bell took down Kobe Bryant with a vicious clothesline.

    Bell was suspended for Game 6, but the Suns prevailed in seven games.

2. Shaq Versus Charles Barkley, 2000

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    In an early 2000 game, Shaq and Sir Charles wrestled each other to the floor after Barkley pegged Shaq in the head with the ball.

1. Brawl At The Palace, 2004

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    In the single most embarrassing moment in NBA history, Ron Artest charged the stands after being hit by a fan's beer. Many of the Indiana players took part in fist fights with fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

    Artest was suspended the remaining 75 games of the season. The suspension is the longest non-drug suspension handed out in the history of the league.

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