Report: Larry Sanders Punched Mike Dunleavy in 2012-13 Season

Larry Sanders, Mike Dunleavy, Jim Boylan

The more news that is reported about Larry Sanders throughout the year, the more it looks like the Milwaukee Bucks made a terrible decision giving him a $44 million contract extension. On Tuesday, a new report came out that he punched former teammate Mike Dunleavy during the 2012-13 NBA season.

Per Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times:

It’s one thing to make comments behind closed doors about guys if you’re a player. But when you physically hit them, that’s quite another thing. And everybody knows about the Monta Ellis incident. Earlier that same season — which didn’t go reported until I found out last season, if that makes sense – was that early in that season, he and Mike Dunleavy had a confrontation. Dunleavy was sitting in front of his stall. After a game, they were talking about sharing the ball blah blah, and Sanders walks over and says ‘hellooo.’ Clocks him.

This isn’t the first time the 25-year-old power forward got into an altercation with a former teammate. Sanders almost came to blows with point guard Monta Ellis in the playoffs that year, too.