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Shawn Windsor: NBA different a decade after Malice at the Palace

Even now, a decade later, with all that time to exaggerate the memory, the tape is worse. Much worse. Go take a look at it. It's easy to find and stunning in how shocking it still feels to watch the melee unfold, the players unhinged, the social contract torn to shreds. Because that's what really happened that night at the Palace, isn't it? We obliterated our contract with one another. At least for a few moments we did. It felt like anarchy, and it was unnerving, from where I sat anyway, just off the court, mere feet from Ron Artest as he lay on the scorer's table. Even in a moment like that, when the Indiana Pacers forward's behavior began to morph from flaky to...