Screw a suspension… Latrell Sprewell should have be incarcerated for inflicting such wounds on P.J. Carlesimo.
15 years ago today on December 1, 1997, batshit crazy Golden State Warriors shooting guard Latrell Sprewell twice assaulted newly hired head coach P.J. Carlesimo during a team practice.
According to witnesses, Carlesimo screamed at the then 27-year-old Sprewell, who the Warriors took out of the University of Alabama with the 24th pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, to “put a little mustard” on his passes.
In response, the 6-foot-5, 195 pound Sprewell, who previously as a Warrior got into separate fistfights with badass colleagues Jerome Kersey and Byron Houston, warned Carlesimo to avoid him like anthrax.
Carlesimo, a two-time Big East Conference coach of the year who was named Seton Hall University’s “Coach of the Century” in 1999, refused to cower and proceeded to walk toward the pathetic bully.
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