I know some people might not approve of Shawne Williams behavior last night. I am not one of them. I applaud him. We need someone on this team who is not afraid to put in work.
I’m old school with it. I’m Charles Barkley breaking Bill Laimbeer’s nose. I’m Greg Anthony coming off the bench in Phoenix to pop Kevin Johnson in his jaw. I’m Derek Harper vs Jo-Jo English. I’m JR Reid knocking out A.C. Green’s front teeth. Kermit Washington is my guy. That’s how I want to see the game played. Like a man. Put your hands on somebody if you have to.
We talk about the lack of physical toughness on this team and many people lean towards Turiaf off the bench to bring that because of his size but that is not his personality. Shawne has shown that no-nonsense mentality since arriving in NY. I’ve watched Shawne Williams go face to face with a couple different guys this year, including Ron Artest. You need that type of guy on your team.
One thing has not change in the NBA though. 90% of the players could not land a punch if their life depending on it. But at least he let his ratchets pop off.