Pacers-Pistons brawl: What you need to know about the Malice at the Palace in 2004
What it is, the Malice at the Palace, began during a regular season game, the Pacers leading the Pistons 97-82 with 45.9 seconds left. As the Pistons' Ben Wallace went up for a layup, Artest fouled him – hard.
Wallace shoved Artest then continued after him as players and coaches from both teams spilled onto the court.
By the end of the brawl, beer was thrown, punches were thrown and the Pacers were sitting in that locker room.
Two days after the fight, then-NBA commissioner David Stern issued the Pacers' punishments.
Artest was suspended for the rest of the season, Jackson 30 games and O'Neal 25.
Outside the arena, television stations were live with footage of stretchers taking injured fans away in ambulances. People poured onto the the streets saying it was the worst fight they've ever seen in sports, that it was like something from a movie.