Re: Another NBA player goes into the stands
Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
Suppose I am at work. My wife is going to pick me up at work for lunch. She does not work at my place of employment. At the same time she is picking me up for lunch, a customer of ours is pulling into the parking lot to visit my company. For whatever reason my wife and my company's customer are involved in a dispute in the parking lot when I walk out (a driving incident, argument over a parking spot, whatever...). I walk into this confrontation. I am not sure of what happened or started it b/c I was doing my job when it started. Perhaps it is the customer's fault or perhaps it is my wife's fault. However, I step in and shove our customer. I call him some choice names. Other employees and our security step in and break it up. My customer proceeds to tell higher-ups in my company how he was treated by an employee of this company. Guess what probably happens to me? I probably get axed. Are NBA players any different? I think not.
Do you wonder if the Knicks 13-23 record is partly to blame on the lack of attention on the court and to the game by their own players? Seems as though Davis was not giving the game his 100% attention. Could Davis have had security handle the situation and avoided going into the stands? You better bet your life. That would have something to do with "cooler heads prevail".
Is going into the crowd ever justified? NO. I'd feel like a won the Lotto if an NBA player ever laid a hand on me. Unless I was obviously a threat to cause bodily harm to him, there is never a good enough excuse to lay a hand on me. Esp. when the person being touched is a fan in the stands.
No physical confrontation. No shoving. No punches. He saw his wife being hassled. He went to her. Are those priorities so bad? Would you just sit there and watch for security? It said his kids were there. You would let them see that without standing up to it? Sounds like his priorities are pretty good.
But rules are rules.
I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
Last edited by 919191; 01-19-2006 at 09:58 AM.