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Hey Carmelo, Don't Mess with Jeff!

The NBA's ruling on Saturday's Knicks/Nuggets brawl got us thinking about our favorite brawling coach, Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy. Mind you, it's VG's attempts to stop brawls, not start 'em, that makes the clips of him eating parquet so classic. Had Jeff been courtside Saturday night, he coulda curtailed Nate Robinson's tantrum before it started. (Doesn't hurt that Jeff's like a giant compared to Nate, either.) And JVG totally woulda stopped Carmelo Anthony from pulling off the lamest cheap shot this year.

So here are some great classic NBA fisticuffs (if you like that sort of thing), with multiple-angle footage of a very stout but very determined JeffVG trying to thwart a swingin', six-foot-eleven Marcus Camby. Thanks for the memories, Jeff. -- Steven Devadanam

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