Brendan Haywood and Etan Thomas Need a Timeout

Someday, the Washington Wizards are going to bring in a decent center, and he's going to kick both of their asses. Brendan Haywood and Etan Thomas reportedly got into a fight at practice, which would make their third fight over the last two years.

I don't think anyone was hurt in the fight, at least not as badly as the last time they tangled, and Haywood pulled a couple of Thomas's dreadlocks out. Tell you what, though ... no poet has been that eager to kick ass since the WWF days of Leaping Lanny Poffo. From the Washington Post:

"San Antonio just beat us by what seemed like a hundred but I guess all that matters to him is he didn't get the minutes he thinks he deserves, so he's mad, which results in a displacement of anger," Thomas said. "What does he think, that throwing a cheap shot at me is going to keep him on the floor? Bottom line, I'm not putting up with any garbage from Brendan Todd Haywood, but at the same time, I do feel bad and upset with myself for allowing him to bait me."

Something about Etan Thomas using Haywood's middle name just cracks me up. Anytime I refer to Haywood now (which, granted, is extremely rare), he will be Brendan Todd Haywood.

Unfortunately, the DC Sports Bog doesn't appear to operate on Saturdays, but perhaps on Monday, he'll have some details on this. Perhaps there's even video, given the Wizards proclivity for recording practice-time hijinx.

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