The brawl was particularly violent, with Artest and Jackson bolting into the stands near center court and throwing punches at fans after debris was tossed at the players. Later, fans who came onto the court were punched in the face by Artest and ONeal. Nine people were treated for injuries, and police are investigating possible criminal charges.
We have to make the point that there are boundaries in our games, NBA co妹妹issioner David Stern said. One of our boundaries, that have always been, is the boundary that separate the fans from the court. Players cannot lose control and move into the stands.