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Just an ol' jock fight

Don't blame "thugs" for Saturday's brawl between the Knicks and Nuggets. Blame false bravado, machismo and stupidity, writes Jemele Hill.

Updated: December 19, 2006, 9:23 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

Don't blame The Game.

It ain't Master P's fault.

Throwbacks weren't the cause of this throw down.

Two things you could count on happening in the aftermath of the Knicks-Nuggets fight: (1) Overusage of the word "thug," which belongs right next to "race card" in the Phrases That Should Be Eliminated Hall of Fame; (2) Somehow this will all be blamed on hip-hop culture -- the convenient scapegoat for everything wrong with the NBA. Forget blaming this on a petty feud between George ...

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