NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 2006
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(New York: Ron Allen) The NBA’s suspension of players from the New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets, including Carmelo Anthony, who were involved in a brawl during a basketball game featured; scenes shown of the fight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden; details given about sportsmanship policies. [Voice of NBA commissioner David STERN††- says we’re going to succeed at eliminating fighting and violence from our game.] [Sports writer Frank DEFORD†- says players do not have the leeway that players in other sports do.] The tension between coaches Isiah Thomas†† and George Karl†† noted. [KARL – calls Thomas a jackass.]
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