Last week we discussed the terrible, no-good March that Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders was working through. Though his production was admirable – 12 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks in only 31 minutes a contest – Sanders earned a series of ejections and fines for his back and forth with referees, leading us to wonder if he was turning into a hot-head along the lines of the notorious Rasheed Wallace. Wallace is wrapping up a fantastic career, but you always wondered what could have been with Sheed were he able to fully focus his efforts on his significant all-around gifts and stay away from collaborations with the referees.
To Sheed’s credit, though, he never elbowed a referee on the opening play of the game.
(We keed, we keed. It was clearly an accident when Sanders inadvertently knocked longtime ref Bill Kennedy with a stray elbow after going for the opening tip. Via The Point Forward, take a look at the carnage.)