Latrell Sprewell vs. P.J. Carlesimo
The feud in 1997 was building for a while, with Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo calling Sprewell "a joke" for laughing during a team huddle. Sprewell also missed a flight and drew a fine. The simmer turned to a boil quickly when, after Sprewell warned his coach to stay away -- advice he ignored -- the guard grabbed Carlesimo by the throat for 10-15 seconds. The Warriors voided the rest of Spree's contract, and the league suspended him for 82 games.