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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: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 4:11 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

I just wanted to say I respect you as a Celtics fan for admitting what KG did was messed up.




Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 4:02 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

It's called getting balltapped. Do none of you have any balls? It hurts. All it takes is a little tap. Tap tap taparoo.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 3:24 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Garnett definitely commited a foul but it didn't appear to be intentional. A defenders job is to close out a defender which Garnett almost did well. He just stepped under to far. And Garnett hardly grazed Frye's groin area. He went from in pain to just fine in a split second....



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 2:59 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Wow, I am assuming you watched the game to know everything that went on but how do you question the fact that he was in the act of shooting?  Oh yeah, your a homer.  He was shooting the ball when KG hit him in the nuts and then landed on KG's foot when he came down from shooting.  Also, Gortat didn't push anyone he just got pushed and then stood his ground trying to break up the fight.  Unlike Robinson and Perkins who were in there pushing and shoving and trying to start something.  Pietrus was giving a flagarant 1 for his forearm to the chest (or was that a right cross in your mind) which was what he deserved.  I didn't see the Von Wafer play but judging by your reactions to everything else, I'm guessing one of the Suns must have decapitated him.  Double standard, come on really....the fact that you even think that is a joke.



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 2:43 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

MNM, I hear what you're saying-he didn't get him too hard in the nuts. I don't know if you have a set of balls, but if you do you'll know it doesn't take getting hit hard down there to feel it. And the bigger issue is Garnett measuring up and sliding underneath Frye so that Frye lands on him. That WAS dirty. Garnett needs to stop with his little puppy dog routine when he pulls his dirty s hit, we've all seen it a hundred times and it's a tired act.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 2:21 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

He hardly touched him. You guys are out of your minds if you think that was some kind of dirty play. He put his hand up and was looking at the ball going to the hoop. Frye needs to toughen up and not act like a little girl over that. Imagine if he really got hit?



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 2:20 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

This is great...



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:55 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

KG is a douche...hes constantly doing stupid crap....good job..and like he thinks none of the cameras would catch his gay attempt at smacking frye in the nuts...it was blatently obvious.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:31 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Kevin Garnett is officially the dirtiest, and possibly most homosexual, player in the league. Way to make a grab for some cock.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:20 am
 

Kevin Garnett ejected after dirty play on Frye

Embarrassed that KG did that, but why didn't Gortat get a T for pushing KG? Perk and Nate got T for doing same thing... Also, Von Wafer earlier got hit in the face, but no call. KG hits a low blow while not in the act of shooting and Frye gets 3 foul shots? Javie is a joke. Also, how was Pietrus not ejected for punching KG? Double standards.


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