Writers react to brawl, suspensions

Updated: November 22, 2004, 4:58 PM ET

In the words of New York Daily news columnist Mike Lupica, "This was the defining moment of David Stern's long career as NBA commissioner."

This was the punishment Stern handed down in wake of the brawl at the end of Friday night's game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers. In suspending Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O'Neal, Ben Wallace and others involved in the brawl, the commissioner did what was necessary for the good of the game -- or so say many of the nation's ...

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