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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: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2009 12:34 am
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

That's a pretty broad brush your painting with buddy. It' s very easy to sit at home banging away at your keyboard and judge all the players like you are without really having any idea what led up to the incidents that transpired.

Everyone has lost their cool at one time or another and for you cop the attitude that you're someone who never has and therefore you can sit in judgement of these players is just silly.

The NBA at times during the regular season is unwatchable, but fortunately for the NBA it has something called the playoffs and the intensity of the game rises to a level that makes the games very interesting to watch. If the NBA decided to suspend it's superstar players for entire playoff series like you mentioned you would like to see the NBA would be shooting itself in the foot.

I don't believe in suspending the very same players fans pay their hard earn dollars to go see. If anything Stern should forget all about the current flawed suspension policy that's in place and instead adopt one where players who are involved in these type of incidents are fined as much as seven figures. The fines can be based on the magnatude or severity of the of the incident.

Now I understand that you're probably a frail little flower and seeing the incidents that took place last night and in the previous series probably caused you to reconsider your season tickets purchase for next season, but it was nothing compared to what took place during the NBA's hay days when the Lakers, Celtics and bad boy Pistons teams made the NBA playoffs the best playoff series of any professional sport in America.

Now quit being such a Nancy boy and enjoy the playoffs!




Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2009 12:20 am
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

If Rajon Rondo would have done what Fisher did, the NBA would have ruled that it was "incidental" contact as if anything, it was Scola's fault for getting in the way!

Stu Jackson, David Stern and the NBA Brass are a joke!



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2009 12:19 am
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Wow, CBS is going to cover the Western Conference playoffs?  What a shock.



Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: May 7, 2009 11:13 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Lee will be back so I think Orlando will still play well.Yeah but Dwight Howard doesn't have heart so they can't win a series.Wink



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2009 10:33 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

I could care less what the NBA policy is, people saying Fisher was just fighting through what he thought was going to be a hard pick are full of crap! Fisher should have been suspended the rest of this series.  He looked right at the guy before he did it and then acted like he had no idea what happened.  JUst shows the preference the Lakers get for the money the bring into the league.




Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: May 7, 2009 10:19 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

So as long as you don't hit someone in the head it seems you can do what you want!!!!! I guess these guys just need to get smarter and start punching each other in the stomach.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2009 9:48 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

You whack somebody in the head, you get whacked for a game. Pretty simple, right?Not if your Rajon Rondo, you don't.

Alston deserved the suspension. No doubt. Anthony Johnson played ok last game so hopefully he'll continue. Maybe Redick will play PG. Lee will be back so I think Orlando will still play well.



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: May 7, 2009 9:28 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

just want to say what is good for the goose should be good for the kobe



Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: May 7, 2009 9:14 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

im trying to figure out why morons like you keep calling for kobe to be suspended. did he throw the elbow? yes! but if you look at the replay from the angle of the baseline, he hit his chest not his throat! you morons should look at every angle before you come on the threads and start talking smack!



Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2009 8:59 pm
 

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

12 yearolds also have immense difficulty keeping their hands to themselves.  There are consequnces for everyones actions and decisions (unless you're name is Kobe Bryant or happen to be any other superstar).  Competition is a good thing, but being in a competitive situation doesn't justify you losing your head and slapping some guy in the head.  In order for the NBA (no periods neccessary) to really take control of the situation with the flagrant and intentional attacks on opposing players, they needed to suspend Dwight Howard for the rest of the first round series and the first game of the Celtics series.  Kobe should get a one game suspension and Fisher should get at least two games for his WWE impression.  If they don't get control of this situation, someone is going to get seriously injured or they will end up with a prime time brawl of "professional" athletes.  Playing hard and being phsyical is ok, but losing your composure and hitting, slapping, or any other way, attacking someone is inexcusable.  12 year olds aren't able to control their emotions and make rational decisions like a mature adult.  These guys are grown men and should be held accountable as such.


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