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January 6, 2014 Updates
January 5, 2014 Updates

Gary Neal and Larry Sanders in big argument in Bucks locker room after game. Was going on as reporters entered. The latest lopsided loss for the Milwaukee Bucks resulted in a bitter locker room argument between teammates Larry Sanders and Gary Neal. The two were arguing after reporters were allowed in the locker room following the Bucks' 116-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at the US Airways Center. Reporters were asked by players to leave but the argument continued and Neal left shouting, "I earned my money. Why don't you try it?" Sanders earlier could be heard questioning Neal's attitude. But Sanders said he would not comment about the argument and said simply, "I had a bad game." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bucks teammates did their best to downplay what was an ugly scene in the visitors' locker room. "Oh no, we're good," Bucks guard O.J. Mayo said. "A little team bonding, that's all. A little kumbaya, man. "It's all good. When things aren't going well, that's when the real men reveal their true colors. Are you a grinder? Are you going to roll your sleeves up and get it done? "People handle it different ways. We're searching what do we need to do to get it going." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Knight downplayed the incident in the locker room. "It happens, especially when a team is struggling, even when a team is doing well," Knight said. "It may get heated sometimes, but what happened in here is nothing. "It's guys talking about how we can improve. If we don't address it, we'll never improve. It may involve calling a teammate out. "That's holding each other accountable. And that's what all good teams do. I didn't see today as bickering." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 27, 2013 Updates
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December 20, 2013 Updates

Bucks center Larry Sanders is getting closer to a return but is not practicing with the team yet. Sanders worked out with strength and conditioning coach Robert Hackett on Thursday morning before the team's practice session. The 6-foot-11 Sanders underwent surgery on Nov. 11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the result of a fight at a downtown Milwaukee night club in the early morning hours Nov. 3. Monday will be the six-week mark from the date of the surgery, and a return around Christmas would not be surprising. The Bucks play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Dec. 27 and are at home to face Minnesota on Dec. 28. Then the Bucks head on a four-game western trip, starting with a New Year's Eve game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "He has been working out twice a day," Bucks coach Larry Drew said of Sanders. "He gets in here before we get started and then he comes back in the evenings. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 19, 2013 Updates

The 6-foot-11 Sanders underwent surgery on Nov. 11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the result of a fight at a downtown Milwaukee night club in the early morning hours Nov. 3. Monday will be the six-week mark from the date of the surgery, and a return around Christmas would not be surprising. The Bucks play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Dec. 27 and are at home to face Minnesota on Dec. 28. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 6, 2013 Updates
December 5, 2013 Updates

Bucks center Larry Sanders, following the release of video of his role in the November nightclub fight, released this statement on Instagram on Thursday. It reads as follows: "I blame no one for my mistakes. I take full responsibility for my actions, this is something I've dealt with my whole life ... from being the black male followed around the store to being the black male helped around the store ... I've seen the American society from both ends .. ppl are hypnotized by the media to feel and base certain judgment toward certain groups of ppl and they don't even know it ... born into a system put into place before our existence" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 4, 2013 Updates

Larry Sanders bar fight video released, Bucks center cited. The above is a Nov. 3 surveillance video of Milwaukee club Apartment 720, courtesy of Fox 6 Now. In it is Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders finding himself involved in an altercation with some other patrons. Although criminal charges were dropped against Sanders for his involvement in the bar fight, WISN was first to report on Wednesday that the Bucks center will be cited for assault and battery and disorderly conduct, both of which are municipal charges. SB Nation

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