“”You only get a techincal for that?” said the Spurs’ Matt Bonner after learning Indy’s David Harrison had threatened to kill him Thursday evening. “Will Ferrell got ejected for that in ‘Semi-Pro’ ” quipped the Red Rocket, proving his taste in cinema isn’t nearly as sophisticated as his musical acumen. From the Indianapolis Star‘s Mike Wells :
The Pacers fined and suspended Harrison on Friday for “conduct detrimental to the team” stemming from his behavior after a loss Thursday at San Antonio. He will miss today’s game at Cleveland.
Harrison lost control of his emotions inside the locker room after being escorted there by team security in the final seconds of Thursday’s game. He had to get a couple of stitches for a small cut on the back of his head. Harrison said via text message that he didn’t know what he did inside the locker room to cause him to cut his head.
A Spurs spokesman said Friday that no damage had been reported to the locker room. Pacers officials had planned to make Harrison pay for any damage.
“I agree with the suspension,” Harrison said. “I lost control of myself and I need to, and must, learn to have constant control over myself to become a successful player in this league. This is something that I have even sought professional help to aid me through the process. I am sorry.”
The New York Post’s Marc Berman might have a future in this blogging business. Saturday, he revealed that Flip Saunders might’ve been tampering with the Knicks’ Stephon Marbury (ok, that’s a joke), while on Friday he allowed agent Eric Goodwin — the representative for PG’s Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson —- to go ballistic over a recent Berman editorial that blamed the pair to some extent for Eddy Curry’s regression.