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Saturday , Nov , 20 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

New York Knick Fight Club: Billy Walker vs. Shawne Williams

Toughness has not been a Knicks trait in years. Yesterday, the Knicks, after breaking their six-game losing streak in Sacramento, were feeling feisty at practice as a skirmish broke out between Bill Walker and Shawne Williams.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They still care. They’re still engaged. And they still have pride.

This is the only way to interpret reports New York Knicks Billy Walker and Shawne Williams got into a practice donnybrook.

After all, the Knicks are struggling. They should be better than 5-8, especially after signing star post Amar’e Stoudemire and steady point guard Ray Felton this summer.

However, things have not gone according to plan. And two supporting pieces, Walker and Williams, had to be separated during a scrimmage. Emotions were surely running high. Tempers were short.

Hopefully, this is a turning point. Remember, the Portland Trail Blazers went on a tear in December 2007 after a practice turned into Fight Club, with mild mannered Steve Blake smashing chairs.

In fact, the Knicks have won two straight. If they eventually get this mess sorted, Walker and Williams’ tussle may be the moment things started improving.

--Oly Sandor.


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