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Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:11 am
Edited on: January 29, 2011 1:27 am
 
Video of Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett getting ejected after a dirty play on Phoenix Suns big man Channing Frye. Posted by Ben Golliver.

The Phoenix Suns were leading the Boston Celtics, 80-69, with roughly four minutes to go in the fourth quarter down in the desert, when all heck broke loose. It all started when Phoenix Suns big man Channing Frye attempted a three-pointer, and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett closed out to defend. As part of the close out, Garnett extended his right hand and contacted Frye fairly lightly in the genital region, and he also slid his right foot underneath Frye, causing Frye's left foot to come down on Garnett's right foot, which led to an awkward landing.

Frye came to the ground without twisting his ankle too badly and initially doubled over in pain, clutching his groin. Soon after, though, Frye got up and got directly into Garnett's face, as Garnett pretended like he didn't know what had happened and why he had been whistled for a foul. Frye clearly took issue with Garnett's action and yelled at him directly, and the two players touched foreheads as they jostled. Suns big man Marcin Gortat and official Steve Javie tried to act as intermediaries to break up the scuffle, but the scrum quickly grew in numbers as members of both teams got in on the pushing and shoving action.

Here's video that shows the post-foul scrum and then multiple replays from different angles of Garnett's foul on Frye.



After everyone settled down, the officials engaged in a lengthy review. The result: Garnett was whistled for a foul on the play, a double technical was called on Garnett and Frye, and then Garnett was issued a second technical foul and was ejected. Celtics center Kendrick Perkins and Celtics guard Nate Robinson were also assessed technical fouls for their roles in the scrum.

The official explanation for Garnett's ejection: he was assessed the first technical for his initial actions in scuffling with Frye and the second technical was for continuing to jaw after the fact.

The Suns held on to close out the home win over the Celtics, 88-71.
Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:26 am
 

Bad Boys Descent??

Bill Laimbeer & Rick Mahorn are smiling somewhere after seeing KG's technique.  Flat out dirty baby!




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:23 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Actually, I do have more. Why do you keep insisting that Frye was trying to sell a foul and was mad that he didn't get the call, soxinrhody? The video link posted here pretty clearly shows a foul being called immediately.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:21 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

marc jackson is really reduculous during this call saying that wasn't a foul or dirty play.  he was probably the invetor of that play and thats why he doesn't think it was a foul.  either that or he is trying to get the celtics job after doc rivers retires which is dumb because thats what someone would have to be to hire him.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:13 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

A lazy by-product of KG's age and diminshing (sp) quickness. The dude is a fierce competitor, who (should be a comma here) as I wrote earlier, crosses the line.

Spelling and grammar aside...well actually, that is all.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:10 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

KG is just trying to get some attention. He used to get it all in Minnesota but couldn't win. Now he's the third wheel on a winning team still wanting all the attention. They teach "TEAM" in college... 



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:58 am
 

PUNK MOVE KG!

Gets you shot in Philly



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:40 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

He didn't grab the guys package JustMyOp. Watch the damn footage. He flicks him in a late closeout because he didn't get there in time to contest the shot. It was an accidental sack tap. A lazy by-product of KG's age and diminshing quickness. He wasn't trying to hurt him there. He may well have been trying to injure Frye if he put his foot when Frye was coming down. The dude is a fierce competitor, who as I wrote earlier, crosses the line. But he didn't grab his junk or try to. He clearly, CLEARLY, meant to hit him in the midsection and missed because Frye was rising. Frye sold it trying to get foul shots, and got pissed when he didn't get a whistle. Simple as that. Let's focus on the foot issue and not accidental contact. Every NBA game, there are 25 things worse than that the officials either don't call or don't see. Also, there are another 50 things they call that aren't even fouls.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:35 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

mlow....there is a reason you are an "amateur" and have a ZERO for your rep brother. When you write "their" I'm sure you mean "there", but grammar aside, since when has Kevin Garnett been considered a "ghetto dirty player". You must be mistaking him for Kenyon Martin or something. Did you even bother to watch the video. He taps Frye, in the manner of checking him, making contact finishing a defensive play. It's obvious Garnett was out of his element covering a guy who's almost 7 feet but shoots 3's all night. He meant to tap Frye in the stomach and Frye was elevated causing KG to slightly graze his nether region. Frye acted like he just caught a potato gun to the nuts, trying to get the foul shots. After no whistle, he popped up pretty quick to get in KG's face (bad idea anyways, if you are Channing freakin' Frye) so he obviously wasn't hurt too badly.

I will give you that KG put his foot in the landing zone. He does that too frequently. But guess what, so does every guy who makes the All-NBA Defensive team. He's no worse than Bruce Bowen, Artest, Kobe, etc. KG plays with an edge and every now and again crosses the line. But there is no ghetto in KG. The guy has been one of the hardest workers and toughest players in the NBA for over a decade, since the day he came into the league as an 18 yr. old. He is border-line dirty, but ghetto, he is not. He's Hines Ward in a b-ball jersey. 



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:32 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

He barely hit him in the area and had his head turned at the end when his hand hit. It looks to be an accident and Frye over reacted about the hit and then got up and over reacted again to cause the scrum.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:25 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Garnett is a ghetto dirty player.

This has a purpose here? You had to sign up today with an alias to write this crap? KG is a punk but to make it racial (and you're a liar if this wasn't your intent) makes you a smaller person than he is. God, when will people learn to let go of their racism and hate?


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