Originally Posted by chopchop20
How did Amare escalate the situation -- Didn't he get tangled up in the crowd? Did he throw a punch?
Looks to me like it was a natural reaction, after all, we're human not robots.
It's like if someone slapped your mother. It doesn't matter if you're at school, work, church, etc... you're gonna react with anger. That's what Amare did, but in no way, did he cross the line.
Nash is Amare's pop I guess?
There's no rules against defending your mother from getting slapped. You serious right now?
There's rules from SPRINTING TOWARD a fight, ON THE COURT (when you started on the bench).
THAT'S called potential to escalate the situation. What would have happened if the coaches didn't snag him back?