To think we were moments away from genuine entertainment in this Bucks vs. Nets series.
Milwaukee’s P.J. Tucker and Twitter’s Kevin Durant have been going at it all night as the Brooklyn Nets look to extend their series lead over the Bucks to 3-0.
Unable to stop Durant on the stat sheet, Tucker started jawing with the Nets All-Star in a poor attempt to get him off his game (23 points and counting). The two started getting into a verbal skirmish before a security guard hilariously thrusted himself at Tucker to protect the players from getting into a potential slap fight.
Golden State Warrior Draymond Green spoke for everyone when he hilariously called out the league for being four-ply layers of soft:
As entertainment value in the NBA Playoffs continues to decline with every uneven box score and the lack of star power, a fight could have potentially reinvigorated the appeal for fans to tune in and get SOME kind of action out of these games. The sport continues its attempts to rebound from lost audiences due to the heavy-handed political campaigns, marring the careers of up-and-coming stars like Devin Booker and Trae Young.
Shortly after the quarrel, the fans in Milwaukee got in on pestering Kevin Durant in a manner that could not be scripted.
By the way, look at that beautiful crowd!
Next time this happens, Commissioner Adam Silver should do the honorable thing and make it acceptable for players to have a minute or two to settle their differences before resuming action. Put them on ice skates while they’re at it.