Kris Humphries and Rajon Rondo were kicked out of Wednesday night's game between their Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, respectively, but the fighting didn't stay on the court. Instead it continued into the night with a taunting tweet by Humphries, and on Thursday with divisive comments from veteran Celtics player Kevin Garnett.
The altercation began Wednesday evening at Boston's TD Garden arena when Humphries was hit with a technical foul after fouling Garnett hard, after which Rondo proceeded to shove him, according to an account in the New York Post.
A scuffle ensued between the two players, which evolved into a brawl that spilled into the stands. Gerald Wallace also was caught up in the melee before it was broken up, and the three NBA stars were kicked out of the game.
The NBA is expected to suspend one or more of the offending players in the wake of the violent spectacle, but that hasn't made Boston or Brooklyn players keep their mouths, or their Twitter accounts, quiet.
On Wednesday night after the game, Humphries took to Twitter, tweeting an image of his bare left shoulder with red scratches across it, accompanied by the following message: "Anyone know where I can get a quick Tetanus shot in Boston?"
That tweet was interpreted by many to be a dig at the Celtics, as evidenced by this Thursday tweet sent out by @SeanGrandePBP in response to Humphries: "Really, Rondo is why he needs the shot? Really?"
That tweet -- and many others like it -- seems to be a dig at Kim Kardashian, Humphries' wife of 72 days and current antagonist in divorce court.
Kardashian, a TV personality who got famous from a sex tape with singer Ray J and then starring in E! reality TV show "Keeping up with the Kardashians," is now dating rap megastar and music producer Kanye West.
Garnett jumped into the fray too, saying the following Thursday:
“When you watch film on the dude, he’s always extra,” Garnett said of Humphries on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni radio show, the Boston Globe reported. “We watched him on film the last time we played him in Brooklyn and he kind of gave Paul a similar type of foul, two hands, had something on it. Dude’s always been known to be out of control. He’s always tried to play the tough guy or whatever role you want to do it. It was a little extra, but it comes with the territory and it comes with the game. ... I guess they’re trying to hold up to the whole Brooklyn mentality.”
He added a defense of Rondo, the Celtics' star point guard, who seems to always be at the center of controversy in Boston:
“Rajon doesn’t like anybody messing with teammates or messing with brothers or family,” said Garnett. “It’s been how it is since I’ve been here. We have each others’ backs out there.”
Watch the video of the brawl among Kris Humphries, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Gerald Wallace below: