I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome and stomach-turning injuries you’ll ever see on a basketball court. The good news is that I won’t be showing you a photo of his mangled bones in this post.
The NBA’s zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fighting has created the perception that basketball players are soft. Would you be wrong to say such a thing? For sure not. It’s no secret that the majority of today’s players are all bark and no bite. However, take the time to comb through a few rosters and you are bound to find some guys that may be better suited for the octagon than they are the hardwood. Below I’ve assembled the definitive All-NBA Fight Team that will always be ready to throw hands at the drop of a hat.
The year is 2025. Confetti is falling on Karl-Anthony Towns as he points to the rafters in honor of the late Flip Saunders. Towns just won his first NBA title after years of coming up just short. Upon gathering his emotions, he shares a moment at center-court with the defending champ Giannis Antetokounmpo. For several seasons now, the two have widely been considered the best players in the league.