Today, the NBA stands as one of the world’s most respected and watched sports leagues in the world.
However, at one point, the NBA’s image was absolutely terrible at one point. On Nov. 19th, 2004, in a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons, a brawl broke out between players and fans when Ron Artest ran into the stands after a cup was thrown at him.
Still, to this day, that game stands as one of the league’s most infamous and controversial moments.
Jermaine O’Neal recently spoke about it and stated how Stephen A. Smith owes Stephen Jackson a huge apology for his comments in the wake of that melee.
Here are just some of Smith’s comments from that night: