December 2002 Golden State Warriors Wiretap
In 1997 then-Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell attacked and attempted to choke then-Warriors head coach P.J. Carlesimo during a Golden State practice. Sprewell was suspended for the remainder of the season, and Carlesimo was later fired.
The careers of both will forever be linked together as long as both are in the NBA, and Carlesimo's return to the NBA pine as the lead assistant coach in San Antonio is of no suprise to Sprewell.
"I figured somebody would pick him up sooner or later," said Sprewell, who has since made up with his former coach.
"I'm over it," Sprewell said of the incident. "I'm not surprised he's back. Not at all."
Geoffrey C. Arnold of the Oregonian reports that the Warriors? Chris Mills is having a hard time getting over Bonzi Wells. The two were engaged in a fight at the end of last week?s Warriors/Blazers game. The tussle (and Mills? actions afterward) earned both players multi-game suspensions.
Mills? recently let his feelings on Wells be known.
"I think Bonzi Wells is a straight punk, with a capital P," Mills said to the Contra Costa Times. "He's tough on the court. And I'll give it to them, the Blazers, their unity was there. They had all 12 players on that floor. When they all stand up, he feels invincible. That's cool, but I think he's a punk.
"He tried to sucker punch me. Then he moon-walked like Michael Jackson back toward the tunnel. That's a punk move and he's a punk."
Mills also had some unkind words for a few of his teammates (Antawn Jamison, Erick Dampier and Danny Fortson) who retreated to the locker room during the fight. "If there was somebody in the locker room when stuff was going down, they wouldn't be at the top of my list of people I want with me in a foxhole," Mills said. "I would hope that nobody was going to the locker room when the altercation happened."
Jamison was not happy with his teammates? comments and responded, "My teammates know that in any kind of situation, I have their backs and they have mine," Jamison said. "If someone would think that, they don't know who I am."