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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...n_brawl_pacers

    Hopefully this wasn't around somewhere else but I like what he said. There are also some interesting things said by the other players.


    "Harrison was hit several times in the stands while trying to break up the mayhem. He said Artest responded instinctively."

    "If someone is throwing something at you with intent to harm you, you're going to defend yourself," he said. "It doesn't matter if the person is a fan or whatever. I just wonder what would happen if we went to where they work and harassed them for 48 minutes to an hour and then threw a beer at them when they were trying to leave. We'd go to jail."

    Harrison worried the severity of the punishment would overshadow the fans' culpability.

    "A message is going to be sent to the players, but around the league, I don't know how you send a message to the fans," Harrison said Saturday. "That's going to be the only travesty about this situation."

    Things were just as scary as the Pacers left the Palace.

    "There was a time at the bus where they were telling us to turn off the lights because they were afraid people would shoot at our bus," Harrison said.

    Harrison dismissed the notion that because the players are paid handsomely they should be able to deal with such situations.

    "We endured the verbal abuse, did we not?" he said. "We do not get paid millions of dollars to get stuff thrown at us. Nobody gets paid to money to get stuff thrown at you unless you're a circus clown sitting in a booth. That's not our job.

    "I don't care how much money I'm getting paid. If you're trying to harm me, and I'm in a position to defend myself, I'm going to defend myself."
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

    ----------------- Reggie Miller

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    Good point!
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    Well said Rookie, well said.

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    Eloquent thoughts from Harrison.

    Good job.

    That's what I like to see.

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    Well said.Yeah isn't that pathetic that they were afraid people would shoot at our bus?And I bet if that did happen all the Piston fans would see nothing wrong with it.
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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    Harrison is very well spoken. Scary that they thought the bus was going to get shot at.

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    And the Pistons puppet CEO says that he feels that the Palace is the safest place in the NBA.

    Ok, you step outside 'the safest place in the NBA' and you are in the middle of Detroit after dark.

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    I kno I read that crap about turning the bus lights off and that's some scary shhhh...Unreal..I don't want our boys going back to Detroit...do yall?

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    I remember reading that the Pacers and Pistons should play at a neutral location. A place like Toledo.

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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    Well said Harrison! I'm liking this kid more and more. He is going to be one of the silver linings that comes out of this mess.
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    Default Re: Harrison with some very good thoughts and questions

    He is one of the guys that will lesson the blow of losing basically our whole team.

    I loved how he dove to the floor after a loose ball against Orlando, and the crowd went wild. Indiana has the best fans IMO.

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