NEW YORK — At a recent Wizards’ shootaround in Los Angeles, drive-by enforcer Charles Oakley had to be restrained by a chain of coaches and players in mid-pursuit of (temporary) Clipper coach Alvin Gentry. Nearly two weeks later, David Stern’s ruthlessly law abiding NBA has yet to issue so much as an admonishing peep or a snub-nosed punishment.

If I didn’t know better, I would be utterly befuddled.

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