Former Pacer Stephen Jackson reveals unknown details about ‘Malice at the Palace’

Earlier this week, The Rich Eisen Show hosted former Indiana Pacers starter Stephen Jackson. He shared his inside thoughts about one of the most infamous sports moments in US history – the “Malice at the Palace.” 

Late in the fourth quarter of a November 19th, 2004 game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Indiana Pacers were handily beating the Detroit Pistons when Pacers forward Ron Artest committed a hard foul on center Ben Wallace. An incensed Wallace immediately shoved Artest back, and what soon followed will live on in sports lore forever.

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Among Jackson’s insights are what Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, was saying in the locker room following the melee as well as some of the on-court chatter immediately beforehand. Take a listen:


Written by Michael Whitaker

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