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Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Posted on: May 7, 2009 6:18 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 6:21 pm
 

You whack somebody in the head, you get whacked for a game. Pretty simple, right?

At first I thought Rafer Alston's Three Stooges routine on Eddie House might elicit more laughter than punishment from the NBA. After all, it was sort of funny. But Stu Jackson doesn't have much of a sense of humor this time of year. The letter of the law is the letter of the law.

Alston swung and made contact with House's head, and that was enough for the league to park him at home with a one-game suspension to be served Friday night in Game 3 of the Magic-Celtics series.

This is awful news for Orlando, which blew a 28-point lead in Game 1 and got blown out in Game 2. Backup point guard Anthony Johnson was brutal in Game 1, which I witnessed in person. Alston has been no Celtic-killer, either. Advantage Celtics in this one.

Derek Fisher's full-body check on the Rockets' Luis Scola was a much easier call. Fisher looked back to locate Scola, sized him up like a hockey goon at the blue line, and leveled him. Fisher also will serve his one-game suspension Friday night in Game 3, which I will be attending and reporting from my ringside seat. I never miss a cage match.

Category: NBA
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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2009 5:14 pm
 

What about Kobe?

So what's the deal with no talk of Kobe's elbow above the shoulder?  Howard, just last week, was Howard suspended and nothing happens to Kobe?  Is that what the league has come to?  The some stars, or the chosen ones, get off scott free, but others are banished to the confinds of thier homes.  Playoff basketball is tough, as they should be, but let's leave this mickey mouse stuff on the sidelines.  If a guy does something during the game, T him up.  If you miss it, to bad.  If it is something so terrible, fine him now and suspend him for the start of the following season.  Let the boys play, perserve their saftey, but let them play.  One guy suspended durning the playoffs can significantly alter the outcome and that's unfortunate.  You getting some of this stuff right Stu Jackson, but let's close the loop.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2009 4:43 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

The league is riding on Kobe's Black Mamba and the Celtics (aka the dirtiest team in the league). Alston and Fisher deserve to be suspended as for Kobe I think it could go either way. Now the biggest joke of this entire playoffs is Rajon "No Jump Shot" Rondo not getting suspended when he should have been suspend TWICE. First basically punching Brad Miller in the face and second throwing Kirk Hinrich to the floor. How do u not suspend him for that. David Stern and Stu Jackson are both jokes. I hate them and the Celtics (although I love Garnett) with a passion. 



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2009 3:57 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Rafer Alston got what was coming to him, it was a 'deliberate' action. Derek Fisher, same thing...his action was 'deliberate'. Kobe on the other hand, I must say was no 'deliberate'. Was he throwing 'bows? Yes. Should he have had a foul called against him? Probably. But, Artest is a very physical player and he and Kobe obviously don't meet up for beer after the games. Artest is tenacious and I'd love to have him on my team, but I'm sure he's one of those annoying guys to play against. He'll do whatever he can get away with. On a final note, it would be terrible for the NBA to suspend Kobe 1 game...think what would happen to those ratings tonight? Peace out cubscouts!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 3:48 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Anyone who follows basketball knows Fisher has a great reputation.  He is a competitive and usually clean player.  He did deserve the suspension, but I would love to know what was said to get him to respond in that manner.  Now that would be news.  As for Kobe, and all basketball players, the elbow was an elbow during a normal basketball play.  Artest was grabbing, pushing ans shoving, and Kobe cleared space.  As Colin Cowherd said this morning on the radio, if Artest hadn't caused a scene, no one would have known.  If you play basetball, you know that elbows are constantly thrown under the basket.  Fortunately, or unfortunately it is part of the game.  Deal with it.   



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 3:33 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

i thought they already won a series..i guess i was wrong



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2009 3:33 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

My guess is laker fan? I dont knwo if he should be supsended but it was a throat shot.  On every angle.  Thats why jackson said it was a throat one when he assessed the flag one.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2009 2:33 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

The letter of the law is not the letter of the law (see Rondo slapping Brad Miller in the face).



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 2:28 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

it doesnt matter if your in a competitive situation you need to be in control of your emotions and not slap an opposing player in the back of the head. its pretty simply



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 1:59 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Unprovoked body check intended to injure

Oh no bro, it was provoked. The body check was a result of Scola's dirty play against Odom earlier in the game.

F* yo chouch!!



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 1:56 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Haha true say, I don't know how both are weighted with equal punishments.
Retaliation slap vs Unprovoked body check intended to injure

"What did the 5 fingers say to the head?"
"SLAP!"
"Darkness is spreading..darkness"


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