We all love the game of basketball and everything that comes with it…
Players play hard night after night, but occasionally some get lost in the moment and….. BLAMMM!!
Emotions fly high, tempers ablaze, there’s a lot at stake and players will do whatever they can to get the job done.
Here we compile some of the hardest, grittiest, and downright ugly moments of the NBA.
Kevin McHale Decapitates Kurt Rambis
Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals and the Lakers are leading the Boston Celtics 2-1. It’s the 3rd Quarter and the Lakers are up 76-70 when Abdul-Jabbar pulls down a rebound, launches a quick pass up court to James Worthy, who lays off to Kurt Rambis who charges through for what should be a standard lay-up. Until… Kevin McHale rips through and completely clotheslines Rambis to the floor and causes all sorts of mayhem on court. It was the moment that really heated up that series and the violent physicality took off from that point. Some say it was an effective turning point for the Celtics as they went on to win that Game 4 129-125, and then took the next to games to win the 1984 Championship 4-2.