Fistacuffs broke out last night at the Shock/Sparks WNBA game. Bill Lambeer’s Detroit Shock got tangled up with Candice Parker and the L.A. Sparks. Wow, this will be great for the leagues P.R. This may be the best thing to happen to the league in years, if not ever. The league is stale and boring, and personally we’d tune into the WNBA is they showed a little more fire and fights broke out more often.
What makes this even more amazing, is that Rick Mahorn, a coach of the Shock, shoved (or gently pushed) Lisa Leslie from the L.A. Sparks to the floor at The Palace in Auburn Hills. Yes, this is the same Rick Mahorn, who as a broadcaster jumped up into the stands to keep Ron Artest from jacking up fans in the Pacers/Pistons brawl.
I was trying to protect the whole game, the integrity of the game,” Mahorn told the media after the game. “I would never push a woman. This game, I love this game too much.”Lisa Leslie, Candice Park and the L.A. Sparks lost the fight, but Rick Mahorn may have lost the battle.