Late last evening, the team suspended Thomas two games for "conduct detrimental to the team."
The Post goes on to describe the moment.
Haywood declined to comment, but Thomas didn't, spewing venom in the direction of Haywood.
He wasn't finished.
I guess I've become less surprised that Haywood and Thomas don't get along over the course of the season. Their personalities clash like no other. Haywood comes across as the real goofball of the group; the guy who'll needle you and, without knowing it, may even offend you. Thomas comes across as the ultra serious guy, the guy who'll take anything personally. So naturally, they don't get along sometimes.
Last time this happened, I put most of the blame on Haywood. This time, it's all on Thomas. I know Haywood was upset about the San Antonio game, but do you really think he would throw a cheap shot in practice? Somehow, I don't think that's what he had in mind. And besides, can't you just let it go? Everyone was pissed after the Spurs game, and different people deal with their anger in different ways. There's no need to throw a fit over another's inadvertent expression of anger. The good thing to do was to go up to him, resolve it quickly, and move on. Somehow, I don't think Haywood would have fought with Thomas if Etan didn't throw the first punch.
Last time a fight happened, I put an open thread up for potential Haywood trade possibilities. Now, I'll do the same for Thomas. Remember the trade proposal primer, and remember that Thomas' salary is around the same as Haywood's. I doubt Etan will go anywhere, but let's make this fun.
Update [2007-2-10 22:9:14 by Pradamaster]:: Ivan Carter blogged about the incident today, and will have more later. The biggest news was that Eddie Jordan seems absolutely sick about this feud, but Carter said this about trade possibilities (which I agree with, but it shouldn't stop the fun).
Still, for our intensive purposes, let's keep thinking up possibilities.