You knew this was eventually going to happen. A full-fledged catfight during a WNBA game. But wait, there’s more. Rick Mahorn got involved. He pushed Lisa Leslie so hard, she fell to the ground. Then he put his hands on an assistant coach before getting whacked in the back by DeLisha Milton-Jones. The BS was flying after the game. Here’s Mahorn’s weak-ass excuse:
“I was trying to protect the whole game, the integrity of the game,” he said. “The WNBA is very special to me because I have four daughters. I don’t even raise my hand to them, and I would never push a woman. This game, I love this game too much.”
But the best line belongs to Bill Laimbeer:
“Rick Mahorn is known as a peacemaker, from even the brawl we had here with Indiana,” Detroit coach Bill Laimbeer said. “He went out there to get people off the pile and to get people to stop the confrontation. That’s who he is, that’s what he does.”
A peacemaker? Nice try, Bill. Mahorn was one of the most dirty physical players during his time in the 80s. I doubt Mahorn went on the court with the intention of slapping chicks around, but when you’re close to 300 pounds and the juices start flowing again…..nothing good is going to come of it.