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Re: Vescey waxes Pippin
Rudy was coming to break up the fight from behind Kermit. He heard someone
coming from behind and turned and swung. It was terrible to have seen, as
we did on many a rerun. Rudy could have been killed. I don't recall
racial overtones. Maybe I was naive.
> Vescey wrote:
> > (...) Given the above options, Rudy Tomjanovich may feel the
> > Rockets are better off keeping Pippen, In that case,
> > say sources, Scottie is prepared to come out in favor
> > of Kermit Washington.
> That last line by Vescey was truly tasteless. As I understand it, Kermit
> Washington struck Tomjanovich in the face with such force that it not
> only ended his near All Star level career but put Rudy T. at the brink
> of death, shattering his face and requiring several major operations and
> facelifts. Rudy T was rushing Kermit from behind to either break up or
> join a fight between Kermit and one of his teammates. Kermit caught
> sight of him out of the corner of his eye, turned and slugged him. For
> this, he got banned from the league for a season and villified by fans,
> with some racial overtones to boot.