Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 1:25 pm  |  26 responses

Chicago Bulls TV Analyst Kendall Gill Suspended for Fighting Another TV Analyst

The controversial offensive interference call that cost the Chicago Bulls a victory against the Denver Nuggets had tempers flaring in the Windy City. Comcast SportsNet Bulls television analyst Kendall Gill got in a fistfight with Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle over the play last night, and Gill (who played in the League for 15 years, including a one in Chicago) has now been suspended. Per the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune: “The incident took place after the ‘Sports Talk Live’ show, where Doyle was a guest and spoke critically of Gill’s assessment of the controversial ending to the Bulls-Denver game on Monday. Gill approached Doyle on his way out of the CSN studio and a fight broke out. ‘We’re looking further into the incident that took place in our newsroom [last evening],’ CSN Chicago news director Kevin Cross said in a statement. ‘Until the investigation is complete, Kendall Gill will not be appearing on our air.’ [...] Reached by phone Wednesday morning, Gill said he was unable to talk about the incident that reportedly drew blood after a punch was thrown. ‘We have to let everything play out,’ he said. According to sources, Gill confronted Doyle in the CSN newsroom after the taping because of critical comments made by Doyle regarding Gill’s assessment of Monday night’s Bulls-Denver game. A controversial call by the officials wiped out a potential game-winning basket by Joakim Noah in overtime. Gill had referred to the decision by the officials as ‘a very bad call.’”

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  • Name

    Wtf is up with commentators and analysts this season?

  • Saku 39

    Gill actually fought a few pro-boxing matches after he retired.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Who knew Kendall Gill rolled like that?

  • nbahofer

    Kendall Gilli is a G

  • spit hot fiyah

    when keeping it real goes wroooong

  • patrick

    anybody have a video link to the segment they did before the fight broke out? could be intresting

  • fruizm

    forget that segment, we want to see the fight!!

  • KoloradoKobe

    Kendall Gill needs to start calling games for the Kings. Y’all know why.

  • Caboose

    These are two grown men, who don’t have a stake in the actual game, yet are in the public eye, and they get into a fistfight? Absolutely pathetic.

  • bike

    I’d like to see Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith go at it sometime.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Who in their right mind would wanna eff around with Kendall Gill? Dude is massive!

  • Ugh

    F**k Stephen A going Skip, I want to see Shaq go at Skip. That dude’s a complete moron and Shaq hates him. It’d be awesome.

  • roscoe

    let this be a lesson to everyone…

    lesson # 1: words can be so offensive that they start a fight.

    lesson # 2: hurt pride can make can result in regret.

    lesson # 3: fighting hardly ever solves anything, but almost always makes things worse.

  • LeroyShonuff

    This has to be on the same level when Dominique fought the fan last year… Hilarious…

  • Lloyd

    or literally any other athlete. Skip tries to piss of as many as he can for attention and ratings. Can’t stand the guy. Stephen A’s an annoying little b*tch as well.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    People fight sometimes. It clearly wasn’t about the game, probably was more about tone and history.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    good list

  • underdog

    This headline is awesome.

  • roscoe

    somehow i went illiterate for # 2, lol… but you got the point.

  • Jello

    Haha I remember that Kendall Gill tried his hand at professional MMA or boxing after he retired from the League. Looks like he’s still been practicing.

  • Darksaber

    Video, PLEASE. Was it a fight or given Kendall’s other talents as a boxer, more of a beatdown?

  • ratguts

    you are abusing that comma key.

  • ratguts

    anybody remember the kendall gill episode of “my brother and me”?

  • hambone

    Please say someone hit Scott Williams

  • fbodyamerica

    Sounds like whenever he gets proven wrong he resorts to violence as most dumb people often do

  • mike

    kendall gill used to box a lil bit