It’s the NBA playoffs and sometimes, elbows are thrown. Just ask Quentin Richardson’s chin.
In a brief sideline skirmish this weekend, Richardson was treated to Kevin Garnett’s elbow as he walked to his bench to check on Paul Pierce, who had just tumbled to the ground. Apparently Garnett didn’t take to kindly to Richardson checking on his fallen teammate.
Garnett was subsequently suspended for one game by Commissioner David Stern who doesn’t take kindly to violence of any sort in his game. Richardson was also fined $25,000 for his role in the altercation.
In that same game, Garnett’s teammate Ray Allen, seen below, suffered a bloody nose, which was not caused by Garnett’s elbow.
So, ladies and gentlemen, I once again proudly present your NBA Playoffs Caption Contest: Bloody Nose Edition. The winner will receive the actual Kleenex seen in this picture.