Austin Rivers is walking around like he’s Pac.
This was a real fight, not the fake NBA fights we are used to. Some actual punches were thrown, and some were connected even though they won’t be confused with Canelo Alvarez.
Here is how it all went down.
A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center Mo Bamba were the initial players involved, and it spilled over to include several others on the court.
Rivers, Jaden McDaniels and Taurean Prince were ejected from the Timberwolves. Jalen Suggs was tossed along with Bamba for Orlando.
Replays showed Rivers right in front of the Magic bench as play was ongoing at the far end of the court. Bamba came off the bench and video showed Rivers throwing punches at Bamba. Suggs later pulled Rivers away and swung him to the court. McDaniels and Prince joined the scrum.
A few minutes earlier, Rivers missed a 3-point attempt from in front of the Orlando bench, and Bamba and Markelle Fultz could be seen reacting to the miss.
The Magic went on to win 127-120.
Afterward, Rivers and Bamba took their skirmish to social media, where they exchanged taunts and barbs, though Rivers later deleted his post.
The fight came one night after an on-court altercation between Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell.
Brooks swung and struck Mitchell in the groin area during the third quarter Thursday after the Grizzlies guard had fallen to the floor. Mitchell retaliated by throwing the ball at Brooks and then shoving him.
Rivers says Mo Bama has to check in next time he is in Orlando because he runs the streets.
Flip the pages for the video and social media posts.