Jones right not to fight?

Originally Published: November 30, 2004
By Ric Bucher | ESPN the Magazine

If anyone came out ahead as a result of the Pacers-Pistons riot, it would have to be swingman Fred Jones.

He showed his loyalty as a teammate by charging into the stands, yet he avoided swinging on any fans or incurring any punishment from the NBA. That left him ready and available to move into the starting lineup -- Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson not being so lucky or wise -- to log 40-plus minutes a night ever since. Exquisite timing, since he's eligible to sign a contract extension this ...

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