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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 1:50 pm  |  20 responses

Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders Nearly Fought During Series vs Miami Heat


According to CBS Sports, while the Milwaukee Bucks were getting blasted off the floor during a first round Playoff sweep by the Miami Heat, a fight almost broke out in the locker room between Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders: “Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders nearly came to blows in the locker room after Game 3 of Milwaukee’s first-round sweep at the hands of defending champion Miami, four people with knowledge of the confrontation said. Though the players had to be separated, the dust-up didn’t get serious enough to trigger disciplinary action for either player. One source described the confrontation as ‘just words between teammates in the locker room.’ But the incident offered a glimpse into some troubling team dynamics as the Bucks navigate a critical offseason for the franchise. After the Bucks lost 104-91 to the Heat in Milwaukee on April 25, Sanders vented in the locker room and said in a fiery speech, ‘We need to start playing together as a team and stop worrying about next year,’ according to one of the people briefed on the confrontation. ‘We need to stop being selfish and start worrying about right now.’ Ellis ‘took umbrage,’ according to another person with knowledge of the situation. Correctly assuming that Sanders’ comments were directed primarily at him and backcourt mate Brandon Jennings, who both are prospective free agents, Ellis approached Sanders and squared off with him, sources said. A teammate got between the two players and separated them before the conflict became physical. Ellis was 2-for-9 with seven points and six assists in the game and became livid that Sanders implied he was playing selfishly with free agency looming this summer. Ellis can opt out of his $11 million contract for next season, and Jennings — a restricted free agent — has made no secret of his desire to explore an exit strategy from Milwaukee this summer.”

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  • Cortez Mack

    Sanders was completely off-base.

    …that’s how Ellis normally plays.

  • The Philosopher

    Meh…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so Larry Sanders almost killed Monta Ellis for being Monta Ellis.

  • spit hot fiyah

    ‘took umbrage,’?

  • speedy

    Taking nine shots is more like underachieving for a guy like monta ellis.

  • Otis

    Larry Sanders cares. Monta Ellis doesn’t.

  • LakeShow

    awesome

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    the only fight these bum a$$ ni66as put up.

  • chump

    Get a dictionary.

  • MUBWAR

    lool true

  • Max

    Tadadadaaaaaam.

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    Lol Monta as Johnny Cage

  • Blakos

    Monta Eliis would of got hurt. Sanders isn’t no Moped.

  • Mackenzie

    The Bucks better lock up Sanders and shed Ellis ASAP. They’re going nowhere with Have It All taking every second shot.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    He took Professor Umbrage from Hogwarts out on a date to let off steam after Larry Sanders pissed him off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    this picture is epic!!!

  • Brandan E

    i love it
    at least sanders wanted to win, nobody else was competing in that series
    at least Houston competed in their series and almost pulled off a upset.
    the bulls competed and won a series short handed!
    all the Bucks had to do was at least compete and they didnt do that, so kudos for sanders for wanting to win

  • bringbackthesonics

    thats like yelling at the sky for being blue

  • dannyb

    Two Bucks chuck

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