Jermaine O’Neal Gets Into Heated Confrontation With Suns GM
Phoenix Suns veteran center Jermaine O’Neal has reportedly gotten into a heated discussion with Suns General Manager Lance Blanks according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:
Suns GM Lance Blanks and center Jermaine O’Neal engaged in a loud, expletive-laced confrontation on Monday, league sources tell Y! Sports.
The confrontation comes just four days after the Suns fired head coach Alvin Gentry and comes a midst a 13-28 record. It is not presently known what the confrontation was about, but it could be the fact that O’Neal hasn’t started all year and has had somewhat limited minutes. Still, O’Neal has averaged 2.7 blocks per 36 minutes, (which is 7th best in the league) and he has been a defensive catalyst for the Suns all year.
UPDATE: O’Neal via Twitter: “Altercation? False! Argument about a coaching change or coaching hire? Even more false! That’s is not my position or job to determine that!”