Malice at the Palace Netflix Documentary
By Jevan Collins
Malice at the palace was one of those events in sport that shouldn’t of happen but on the 19th of November 2004, it did when the Detroit Pistons played the Indiana Pacers. It all started when Ron Artest (Metta World peace) fouled Ben Wallace with a couple of minutes to go in the last quarter and a brawl ensued. Artest removed himself from the fight by laying on the scores table as he did a disgruntled Detroit fan threw a beer at Arrest and then all hell broke loses.
Artest reacted to the situation by jumping into the stands and then proceeds to punch the fan who threw the beer, in the end, there were many suspensions from this incident including the rest of the season suspension for Artest and other suspensions for several other players. After the success of the Last Dance on Netflix which follows the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team winning their second 3 peat, Netflix’s then decided to turn the malice at the palace into a documentary with all the Indiana players who were involved, fans, police, and referees.
After watching this documentary about the malice in the palace it makes you think about who was right and who was wrong and what went done on that Friday night in November 2004. Netflix should continue with these types of documentaries in the future starting with the 2002 western conference finals.