Multiple NBA Fights Break Out on Same Day, Wild Videos Show


This week, the NBA In-Season Tournament took an unexpected turn as fights erupted on two separate courts, prompting sports fanatics to draw comparisons to the intensity of Mortal Kombat.

The altercations occurred during games aimed at boosting fan and player interest in the regular season, but the resulting on-court brawls have sparked conversations that may not align with the NBA’s initial intentions.

The first incident unfolded in a clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, merely two minutes into the game. In a video shared on X (formerly Twitter) by the Warriors’ account @NBCSWarriors, an altercation ensued between Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels, escalating rapidly as jerseys were grabbed. Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert attempted to intervene but found himself in a headlock by the Warriors’ Draymond Green. The brief but intense scuffle led to ejections for Thompson, McDaniels, and Green.

Social media erupted with comments, with one user expressing, “LOL, no one had even scored a bucket, and these folks out here fighting. Gods, I love the #NBA… there’s always some drama.” Another remarked, “No score, not even a couple of minutes into the game. Yeah, get that criminal up outta here.”

The second clash occurred on the same night during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies. A video posted on X by @TheDunkCentral captured an altercation between Lakers’ star Anthony Davis and Memphis’ Santi Aldama. The heated exchange included a shoving match and chest bumping between Davis and Memphis guard Desmond Bane. The tension escalated to involve Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins. Technical fouls were handed out to Davis, Aldama, Bane, Jenkins, and Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell.

Fans took to Reddit to share their reactions, with one user humorously noting, “[NBA commissioner Adam] Silver wanted a tournament, and he got Mortal Kombat.” Another commented, “Damn everyone wildin’ tonight,” and a third expressed disbelief, stating, “Never thought I’d see a fight between the Timberwolves, Warriors, Grizzlies, and Lakers would happen on the same day.”

As the tournament unfolds, fans and analysts alike are left wondering if the increased intensity is an unintended consequence or an element that will define the success of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament.

Newsweek has reached out to the Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, and Memphis Grizzlies for comment.

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