1. Malice At The Palace
By far the craziest moment in NBA history, the Malice at the Palace was a national scandal. It saw the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons go to war in Auburn Hills. Forget the strangest, this was the wildest in-house brawl ever seen because players fought spectators as well as each other. Overall it was a shameful incident. Ron Artest received a massive ban for his role in the brawl, but many players were involved.
The refs did not receive nearly enough blame for contributing to that ordeal, HolySpaghetti said about the incident. “Ben Wallace shoved Artest, HARD (in the face), for really no reason. It was the waning moments of the game, and the right thing would have been to immediately eject Wallace since he was hot and Artest (known for his anger) was clearly going to be fuming.” Sometimes referees don’t take responsibility.