NBA brawl between Michael Porter Jr. and Zach Collins. Mar 10, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) and San Antonio Spurs forward Zach Collins (23) have to be seperated during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Friday’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets featured a wild brawl after one player decided to stare down his opponent after a poster dunk.

The melee happened in the third quarter when Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr threw down a vicious poster dunk over the top of Spurs forward Zach Collins. Porter proceeded to let him know about it by staring him down after the dunk, which Collins did not take kindly to.

Collins then ran up to Porter as he was running back on defense and bumped him in the back, which caused Porter to retaliate by grabbing Collins by the neck.

Luckily the brawl ended as quickly as it started, as players from both teams were able to separate the two players and stop a full-on fight from happening. The incident was taken under review, and both Collins and Porter were ejected for their roles in the play.

Many around the NBA world took notice of the altercation and offered their opinion on social media.

It’s unclear if this incident will lead to any further discipline coming down from the NBA. Even though it was brief, choking another player is obviously not a good look and will likely be something that is at the very least further examined by the league.

The Spurs did go on to win the game 128-120 over Denver, so in a way Collins and his teammates got the last laugh in this situation.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.