On December 9, 1977, a scuffle broke out during a game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, with Lakers forward Kermit Washington involved.á As the players were being separated, Rudy Tomjanovich, who was a Rocket at the time, ran towards Washington to play the role of peace-maker.
Washington turned around, saw him approaching, and hit him with a solid punch to the face. Players describe that moment as ôthe loudest silence you have ever heard.öá That incident changed the NBA and the lives of the players involved forever.áá á
In terms of gruesomeness, ôThe Punchö felt by Rudy Tomjanovich and the repercussions and downward spiral that Kermit WashingtonÆs career experienced, the Pacers-Pistons brawl doesnÆt even compare. To put things into perspective, ...
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