Mike says that he thinks that Brian missed that shot at the end of the game on purpose. He let him know it too. I think that he got a little out of control with all of that--hitting and screaming at Brian. It's only a game. Mike really wants Brian to respect him, and his would kill for Brian to become the starting point guard on the basketball team just like he was in his high school days. After havng three girls, you don't know how happy Mike was to finally have a boy. And then to have him turn out a fairy like Brian has! I know that it all stems from Brian's problem, the way Mike treats him sometimes...it can only help but to cure him. Who can blame Mike for being so hard on him?