I have to admit...
...I rather miss the ABA. Today's Indy Star has an article on Pacer brawls of yore, including interviews with a couple of ABA legends.
The Pacers were playing the Virginia Squires on Dec. 23, 1970, at what is now the Pepsi Coliseum when a fight broke out with 2:06 left in the second quarter. That was hardly an uncommon experience in those days of the American Basketball Association, but this one went well beyond the norm. The Indianapolis Star's account the next morning described it as a "riot," and estimated its length at five minutes.
"Players hit players, players hit fans, players hit policemen, fans hit players, policemen hit players," the story read.
Who needs hockey? Just bring back the red, white and blue basketball.
We can negotiate the size of the Afros. :D