If you punch an opposing player, you get an automatic suspension.
If you smack an opposing player in the neck, do you incur the wrath of Stu Jackson?
Kevin Garnett will find out soon enough after he hit Knicks forward Bill Walker in the neck with an open-handed smack after missing the potential game-tying jumper in Boston’s season-opening loss to the New York Knicks.
Walker had to be restrained from going after Garnett, who may have been fouled on the final attempt. Television replays were inconclusive, and TNT showed only one replay of the altercation.
But Jackson has the means to replay the incident as many times as he deems necessary, and the guess here is that KG is banned from the building when Boston visits Miami on Tuesday night.