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Gerald Wallace grabs and holds Kevin Garnett’s shorts, causing brief altercation (VIDEO)

Dec 25, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

In case you might have forgotten, the Nets and the Celtics simply do not like each other.

The two teams got into it earlier this season, with a fight started by Rajon Rondo that spilled into the stands, and resulted in Rondo being suspended.

As the two teams battled on Christmas Day, there was another incident, this time involving Gerald Wallace and Kevin Garnett.

With the Celtics holding onto a 17-point lead with under 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Wallace grabbed a hold of Garnett’s shorts, initially appearing to do so to prevent himself from falling after getting fouled on an awkward shot attempt.

The problem, at least in Garnett’s eyes, occurred when Wallace wouldn’t let go. Garnett fought to get away, Wallace held on, and the two had to be separated.

Double technical fouls were issued, and that should be where this incident comes to an end. But the tension between these two teams is real, and will be something worth watching when they meet next in Boston on April 10.

  1. andyhr17 - Dec 25, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Insert comments from people itching to blindly say something negative about Kevin Garnett

    • scalfor3 - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      can’t wait

    • mytthor - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Blindly? I don’t know that this video shows it all, but Kevin Garnett is absolutely the biggest cheap shot artist fake tough guy in this or any other pro sports league.

      • mytthor - Dec 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

        Although Ibaka is young and might have the chance to beat Garnett’s career numbers

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 26, 2012 at 7:07 AM

      I like seeing people bitch him up KG now that he is finished!!
      He is old and slow on his best day and the Truth is not far behind.
      Their run is over.
      He turned into a douche when he got to Boston.

      • andyhr17 - Dec 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

        Garnett is averaging 15 and 7 and is the vocal leader of the team. Team plays better when he;s out there. Pierce is averaging 20.5 and 5.7, both up from a year ago. Yeah, he sure is slipping. If getting old and slipping means your points and rebounds go UP, then let the free call continue.

        I love idiots who value personal opinion over statistical facts. I guess when you’re dumb MATH = BAD.

  2. danielgmz - Dec 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    That shoudl’ve been only a T for Wallace. What was even the point of holdin Garnett’s shorts? You like ’em? Go buy some of your own.

    • scalfor3 - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Wallace was the instigator, but the double tech and move on was pretty par for the course there.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM

      I think the equipment guy will find skid marks on KG draws………………

      oh boy!

  3. rotaylla - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Everybody knows garnett is a fake tough guy, (case in point against Charlie vallenova) always giving cheap shots. Wallace was trying to brake his fall and the fake tough guy try to make big deal out of it..

    • andyhr17 - Dec 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

      By brace his fall you mean continuing to grab his shorts 5 seconds after he started to fall?

  4. buffalowned - Dec 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    It’s funny what’s considered an “altercation” in basketball because in hockey that happens after every single whistle

  5. raidmagic - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Not sure why Garnett got a tech there, that was all on Wallace

  6. me04015 - Dec 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    I think someone must of told Wallace he couldn’t carry Garnet’s jokey shorts on a basketball court and he decided to try to prove them wrong.

  7. badintent - Dec 26, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    Wallace had a brain freeze, though he was Metta for a second for the pants pull. Can’t wait till the Lakers( Metta) play again with the Cs pants.Better wear the undershorts children.

  8. metalhead65 - Dec 26, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    why do the viewing public continued to be subjected to the horrible announcing of this woman commentator? not sure if she is the same annoying one that does the college football games but she is awful! she brings nothing to the table other than she is a woman who knows nothing about what she is broadcasting.

  9. fanofevilempire - Dec 26, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    he should have given him a wedgie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  10. dannymac17 - Dec 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    I didnt think that much of it, if you look at the second angle, wallace was simply holding on so he didnt eat it on the floor. and garnett kinda throws a elbow and wallace was wondering why

    non issue

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