KENYON Martin isn’t shy about voicing his opinion, as we learned after recent comments from his former coach George Karl.
This week, the former NBA All-Star joined Chris Broussard on the In The Zone podcast and relived some of the most brutal fights he witnessed (and participated in) during his time in the Association.
As Martin explains to Broussard, most actual NBA fights don’t happen on the court. It’s too easy to act tough during a game when you know someone will break things up before real punches are thrown.
Instead, NBA practices are where you’ll see the most intense altercations — yes, even among teammates.
To this point, the entire offensive side of the ball has seen the field. Running backs, offensive linemen and special teamers went on Friday while quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends went on Saturday. The final group, defensive backs, will see the field on Monday, the final day of this year’s combine in Indianapolis.
Myles Garrett is the big name to keep an eye on Sunday. The Texas A&M defensive end has been heavily rumored to be the top pick of the draft by the Cleveland Browns. Garrett impressed in the bench press and during interviews on Saturday, but the drills Sunday will get most of the attention. It’s unlikely a bad or good performance at the combine will radically shift his fortunes, but seeing the potential top pick in action is always worth it.
Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas is another player who has been considered a potential top-five pick in the draft, and he will be in action on Sunday. Thomas is a player who could benefit with excellent showings in the timing drills.