Former NBA players love to remind everyone have much tougher the league was back in their day.
“You are supposed to come flying across the court,” Bell said. “You don’t have to punch him, because that’s a lot of money. But he should catch a forearm across his shoulder, a shove in the back, you ain’t gonna knock down Russell Westbrook, the everything to the team I’m playing on, who feeds me, who makes me better, you ain’t gonna do that and just stand over him and ice grill him.”
Rip Hamilton called it “horrible,” and said that on the bus after the game, he would have chewed out the guys that didn’t come to the defense of Westbrook.
Here’s a refresher on the incident between Westbrook and Pachulia.
And now a reminder of how Bell handled similar situations back in his day: