Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/19/13
I was kicking it in the Caribbean when the infamous P.J. Carlesimo, Latrell Sprewell choke-gate controversy went down 15 years ago. It obviously left a lasting impact on the NBA and I say that because I’ve heard about it so many times that I feel like I was there. And why wouldn’t it? It’s not every day that a player assaults his coach, and for no apparent reason except that he was frustrated with losing. Sprewell, has never addressed the situation thoroughly and given an account for why he did what he did, and his victim, the allegedly combative Carlesimo, is just as clueless as us to what caused the attack. In a interview with the Yes Network courtesy of Nets Daily, the Brooklyn Nets coach, rehashes what he remembers of the situation. On his 1997 choking incident with Latrell Sprewell while coaching Golden State Warriors: We just were in the middle of a practice, and we were doing a drill, and, (I) asked Spre to put more zip in a pass… (On if he had a good relationship with Sprewe...
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