For the members of the east coast media calling for Carmelo to be suspended for anywhere from 10-30 games, dream on.
72-x Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers, (for the remainder of the season) for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit Pistons on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.
68 Latrell Sprewell, Golden State Warriors, (for one year) after “physically assaulting” coach P.J. Carlesimo during a practice, Dec. 4, 1997. Arbitrator John Feerick overturned the Warriors’ termination of the Sprewell’s contract and reduced his one-year suspension by five months, ending July 1.
30-x Stephen Jackson, Indiana Pacers, for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.
26 Kermit Washington, L.A. Lakers, (60 days) for punching Houston’s Rudy Tomjanovich, 1977.
25-x Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers, for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.
11 Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls, and fined $25,000 for kicking a courtside television photographer, Jan. 17, 1997.
10 Vernon Maxwell, Houston Rockets, for going into the stands and hitting a fan, Feb. 6, 1995.
7 Nick Van Exel, L.A. Lakers, and fined $25,000 for shoving a referee, April 9, 1996.
6 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons, for shoving Indiana’s Ron Artest after a foul led to the 5-minute fracas in the final minute of a game against the Pacers on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.
6 Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls, and fined $20,000 for head-butting a referee, March 18, 1996
So these people honestly believe that Carmelo deserves a longer suspension than guys who attacked fans and referees? Please.
He'll likely get 5 games at the most and that will be that. He's already apologized
for the incident and the hype surrounding this has died out pretty quickly.