Friday, October 29, 2010
West, Wafer Throw Blows
Alex Kennedy at HoopsWorld:
During a three-on-three game with Avery Bradley(notes), Luke Harangody(notes), Semih Erden(notes) and assistant coach Tyronn Lue(notes), West began fouling [Von] Wafer each time the reserve guard touched the ball. West was increasingly physical to the point that Wafer exited to the locker room midway through the game. As he walked away, West barked obscenities and taunted Wafer.
After Wafer had showered and sat down at his locker, West approached from behind and threw a punch. Wafer didn't see the punch coming but quickly got off of the ground and connected on two punches of his own. He then wrestled West to the ground before being separated by the team's veterans.
Kennedy went on to say that Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce didn't find any pleasure in this situation and that Danny Ainge was considering waiving West.
West believes Wafer was behind this comment which led to the scrum.
Danny Ainge was not pleased with the story altogether. In the big scheme of things, they are bit players on the Celtics and they shouldn't let something like this potentially derail their season. From what the report says it seems like Wafer got the best of the exchange.