I think we can safely say that ‘Melo’s MVP chances just took a (sucker) punch. From NBA.com :
The Knicks and Nuggets organizations have each been fined $500,000 each as a result of the altercation.
Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for 15 games.
Knicks guard Nate Robinson has been suspended for 10 games.
Nuggets guard J.R. Smith has been suspended for 10 games.
Knicks guard Mardy Collins has been suspended for six games.
Knicks forward Jared Jeffries has been suspended for four games.
Knicks center Jerome James has been suspended for one game for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation.
Nuggets forward Nene has been suspended one game for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation.
On behalf of Knicks fans, if not basketball lovers all over the world, I would like the Commissioner to know that I am deeply troubled by his leiniency. Just one game for Jerome James?
The half million fine, presumably, addresses the allegations that Isiah Thomas specifically ordered Mardy Collins to go all goony. I’m curious which will ultimately prove more costly for James Dolan — his team president’s judgement during a blowout loss, or his team president using the film “Love & Basketball” as part of his pick-up m.o.?