Reaction from around the NBA to Friday night's brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons:
"Shocking, repulsive and inexcusable — a humiliation for everyone associated with the NBA."
— NBA commissioner David Stern
"That's not what we stand for. That's not what the league is about. That's not what the fans want to see. It's just one of those situations that never should have happened. It escalated, it got out of control."
— Orlando Magic coach Johnny Davis
"I'm pro-NBA and image in total is important, that's fans and players — the whole thing. It's all about the product, so anything that's negative toward the NBA, I've certainly got a problem with."
— Charlotte Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff
Reaction from around the Democratic Party to the violence and vandalism against Republicans and the Bush/Cheney heaquarters:
- John Kerry
- John Edwards
- Terry McAuliffe
- Tom Daschle
- Nancy Pelosi
- Harry Reid
- Jesse Jackson
- Bill Clinton
- Hillary Clinton
- virtually all other Democrats (Zell Miller excluded)
Reaction to the silence of the Democrats on the violence and vandalism against Republicans and the Bush/Cheney heaquarters:
"Shocking, repulsive and inexcusable — a disgrace for everyone associated with the Democratic Party."
— The Monk