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Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:15 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Via a tweet from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Kevin Garnett isn't expected to be given a suspension for his low-blow on Suns forward Channing Frye.

Here, let's watch the tape again and decided if he should.



There's just no defending what Garnett did. He absolutely smacked Frye in the goods. There's no way around that. He wasn't given a flagrant for the play, but was called for a foul. Garnett was ejected not because of the cheap shot, but because of his reaction to Frye and for carrying on with the officials after the play.

What's shocking to me, even though it shouldn't be shocking at all because it's Kevin Garnett, is why he'd do it. The game is being televised nationally on ESPN. You really think we're all going to miss you smacking someone in the groin? It's why I almost have to believe that Garnett didn't do it intentionally, even though the video clearly shows that he did.

But Garnett won't be suspended because of it and really, the league is just following through with its normal standard of rules. By rule, Garnett just fouled Frye. He happened to foul him by going to the crown jewels, but it's a foul. And the league I guess figured it couldn't draw the line between intent and and accident.

To me though, this is certainly a suspendable offense. Some are obviously looking at Sunday's showdown between the Lakers and Celtics wondering if the high-profile nature of that game and Garnett's superstar name have anything to do with it. And I'm sure it does in some sense, but really, a flagrant two foul is "unnecessary and excessive contact." I would think a crotch-shot falls under that description. Unnecessary, definitely Excessive? Well, just ask Channing Frye.
Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:47 am
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

You are soooo nice... you just lack the smarts.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

So what you're saying is that, in order to be considered "bright", one must assume that the results of Sunday's game is theeee only indicator needed to determine who is the better team, and who will win the title? Really? Why, then, are they still playing-out the rest of the season? Why not just crown the Spurs & Celtics as thee 2 best teams (ala college football & the BCS) and let them duke it out NOW for the title?

So if the Lakers win when they play again in a week, will that mean that they should be crowned champs, and that the Celtics are a crap team? Or, god forbid, if the C's win again, does that mean the Lakers should just call it a season & not even play any more until November?



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:58 am
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

You're a nice guy, even if you're not too bright.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

Hmmm. Re-read my post. Unless this site edited my post, then I'm fairly certain I said nothing about who would win the GAME. I believe I mentioned something about the Lakers winning the title this season for a threepeat, but again I may be mistaken.

As for who won/lost yesterday...what, exactly, does that have to do with what will occur when (not if) these two teams meet in June?



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

Ive watched the replay over and over... I cannot see where Garnett INTENTIONALLY hit frye below the belt. In fact, if you watch the video, he is running forward with his arm outstretched and as soon as he makes contact, he bends his elbow, and pulls his arm back. If he wanted to intentionally hit him, he would have locked his arm and kept driving forward.

This situation is based more off of Frye's acting job - he folded like a card table, then sprang right up, attempted to headbutt Garnett, then pushed him, all while garnet never raised his hands in any offensive or defensive posture, just jawjacked. If Frye was that hurt, he would have stayed on the ground, in pain.

This whole thing has been overblown to the point of ridicule.



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

Hey Mellafella, I didn't see what happened today.  What was the score?  The Lakers won, right?



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

C-L-I-N-I-C



The Boston Celtics are a team while the Lakers are Kobe "I need a date" Bryant.  I was generous by saying we would only win by 4!



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

Rambling?  Nice try.  You're not getting off that easy, cornholio.

First of all, as long as is a Laker...er, NBA player, he holds the title for the league's ugliest player.  Hands down.  No contest.


...gives Rodman a run for his money.

Secondly, it's HILARIOUS that you would EVEN begin dumping on New England teams.  What do you bring to the table??!!

Clippers 18-28
LA Kings 27-22
Raiders 8-8
Dodgers 80-82
Angels 80-82
Lakers 33-14

I'll give you the Raiders since noone else wants to play football in LA.  Overall, that's a STELLAR winning percentage.

"...and you want to be my latex salesman."  Dude, get a grip.  Boston teams have, do, and always will have it over LA teams:

-Tom Brady WILL win another Superbowl before ANY California team even gets to the big game.

-The Red Sox WILL win another championship before ANY California team even gets to the big game.

-The Bruins WILL win another Stanley Cup before ANY California team even gets to the big game (Maybe they could bring back the OAKLAND SEALS).

-The Celtics WILL be playing in this years Championship. 


You may just want to keep your fingers crossed it's against the Fakers and not the Spurs.  I'll give you a 40/60 chance.









Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

You nailed it.  Now sit back and enjoy the first of my two predictions.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Kevin Garnett won't be suspended for low-blow

@ fsumac: how, exactly, were the Lakers "lucky to win the championship" last year?
I just KNOW that you'e not referring to Perkins being hurt, cuz I have 2 responses to that:
1- Perkins kindasucks & his absence meant verrrrry little to the outcomeof the game/series;
2- both Lakers & Celtics fans are no longer interested in excuss (i.e., Lakers lost in 08 due to no Bynum...Celts lost in 10 due to no Perkins)

thats tired, old weak-sauce.

Cannot wait to hear what your reasoning is behind your "Lakers were lucky" comment...


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