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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.

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:24 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

What is going on with KG these days? Sticking his foot under the man and hitting his groin intentionally should draw a hugh fine. I never thought of him as a dirty player but I guess he had me fooled. KG putting his hands up like why did you blow the whistle is amazing. What a jerk. I lost all  respect for the man. I hope he gets his before he retires.

Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:43 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

We need to face it - Soccer rules the world!  NFL and NBA players are taking dives more than ever trying to gain a competitive advantage and in doing so looking like a bunch of wussies 'insert a better word here if you like'.  Frye looked like an even bigger moron as he has not watched enough soccer to know that you need to stay down in apparent agony for more than 2 seconds


Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:35 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Garnett is a ghetto dirty player. If anyone thinks he didn't put his foot their (twice at least) on purpose, you are ignorant of reality. He does this crap all the time. 

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:28 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

All T's aside, that was another dirty shot by Garnett.  We all know how this works.  Don't be stupid.  It's either a lazy closeout (reaching out and pushing the opponent instead of boxing out) or a cheap shot that Garnett is becoming known for.  Why is he grabbing this guys package?  Can somebody answer that question?  You should be ejected for grabbing a guy's package.  It's illegal in MMA.  Don't you think there is something wrong with it in basketball?  Extending the foot underneath someone is dangerous.  It's either lazy D or he is trying to hurt the opponent.  No place for that in the NBA. 

Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:49 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

The article is slightly misleading.  The "foot under the foot" scenario happened earlier in the game while the shot to the groin was what caused the late-game reaction.  That notwithstanding, I have now seen an NBA game whereby the players didn't even need to show.  This one seemed settled by the officials before it got started.  That is unfortunate.  Players play and officials should official and not make calls like they have skin on the game.  Doc Rivers, one of the nicest and most respected coaches in the game, gets tossed during a game at Phenix?  Seriously, at Phenix and not LA or some other place of more significance?  Then, Garrnett gets tossed just when the Celtics are putting together a run that might change the game?  The officiating in the NBA is never up to standard but this game was really sad for all players...........

Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:44 am
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Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:22 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Listen's Kevin Garnett. The guy thinks he's king shit of turd Island. He's NOT! Why is it people have a hard time saying the obvious. Frye was going up for a 3, Garnett, DID NOT attempt to block it(arm up, no). He tagged Frye in the sac, stuck his foot under him and got T'd up and thrown out. Has nothing to do with Frye being soft or anything of the such. It is just another example of KG acting like a DOUCHE again. I like the Celts, but he is a dink.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:16 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

And about the foot under the shooters foot is bullshit---if thats a foul on outside shots, what do u do theres dunks and layups...?? seems like bullshit and faggot writeres trying to make a story...starting to sound like the NFL with the fucking baby rules for over paid players

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:10 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

WOW for a guy that got hit in the nuts he seemed to fall fast and damn well jumped up a second later....seems to me fyre the punk ass here, trying to draw garnett into that Tech....

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:07 am

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Garnett's eyes are on Frye's head the entire time. He wasn't even looking at his hip nor his feet. It truly is comical how so many people look at a video and change what actually happened based on their own perception. Watch it a couple times. When contact is made take a look at where Garnett's eyes are.

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