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Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:02 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2011 2:20 pm
New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire has avoided suspension after the NBA rescinded his 16th technical foul. Posted by Royce Young and Benamare-stoudemire Golliver.

It was a pretty terrible technical foul to start with, so there's no surprise that the NBA has rescinded Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical foul, meaning he won't be suspended for a game.

It happened early in the second quarter Thursday against the Knicks where Stoudemire sort of, kind of pushed Brendan Haywood. At least that's what Bennett Salvatore thought he saw and therefore whistled both Haywood and Stoudemire for technical fouls.

Most figured the foul would be taken back once the league reviewed and most was right. Stoudemire has actually had three technical fouls rescinded this season.

Stoudemire still sits with 15 though, meaning his next one will result in a one-game suspension. Chances are he picks it up eventually, but for now, he's safe.

There's no good way to manage technical fouls -- other than being chill and not getting called for them in the first place -- but there's a fair argument that the league's decision to rescind the technical might not have been in Stoudemire's best interest. The Knicks play a home-and-home against the Indiana Pacers -- the East's No. 8 seed -- on Sunday and Tuesday. 

The Pacers just got clocked by the Minnesota Timberwolves and are reportedly fighting amongst themselves in practice. If there's a time and place to miss a game, this would seem to be it. Getting the suspension out of the way on Sunday would have taken some of the pressure off and would likely have ensured Stoudemire's availability for games against the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic (twice) later in March.

What's more, despite a favorable early April schedule, the Knicks close their season with games against the Chicago Bulls and the Celtics. Should Stoudemire be unavailable for one of those games due to technicals, you can imagine the outcry given that those games will almost certainly have playoff seeding implications.

Of course, there's always the possibility that Stoudemire will hit 16 technicals, serve his suspension, and keep on racking up T's. From that vantage point, the lower his overall number, the better.

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2011 4:43 am

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

For those of you who think the NBA is fixed, just shut up!  Calling an NBA game is the hardest thing for a ref to do out of all the sports with the exception of MLB Umps strike zone !  The idea that the NBA is fixed is just stupid. In a split second a ref needs to look at the play and make a call and can you even imagine how hard it is to judge a foul between two players who are so different in height and weight? Just ask Shaq! They may not make the right call all the time but I do not think they are "Stern and Co" lackey's!  I have no doubt that the NBA has their favorites(big market teams) but to say that they go so far as to fix games is just asinine and if you think the games are pre-determend then go find a new sport to watch because it is evident you are not happy with the product you are watching in the NBA!

Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: March 11, 2011 11:46 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Wouldn't it just be easier for the NBA to tell everyone the winning scores BEFORE all of the games - including each player's stats, etc.  Lord knows, that would make it easier for the refs to "fix" their calls not to mention those of us who gamble would greatly appreciate it.

Rescinding a technical foul... seriously... who comes up with this crap?!?!?

The NBA is considerably closer to WWE than it is March Madness.

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:27 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Unfortunately for Amare he faces the same problems that a young Shaq faced and that is he is so large, strong, and dominate in the paint the refs don't know how to call a foul on Howard or those who foul him.  Just because he doesn't do the Vlade flop or just fall or get pushed back because he is so big and strong doesn't mean he isn't being fouled and the opposite applies in the fact that since he is so big strong and the others he plays against down in the paint aren't as strong doesn't mean he should be punished with technical fouls and the NBA and the Refs should look more into how to solve the situation rather then let Howard rack up the T's!  Sadly I just don't think this problem is solvable but I have a question if anyone can help me out with. When a player is suspended for one game after his 16th technical does his technical allotment start over or his he suspended one game each time he is hit with a T? And how does this affect his playoff technical situation?

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:53 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

For every 4 techs rescinded by the same ref, he should be suspended a game...

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 6:23 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Except Howard has had 4 rescinded himself which pretty much makes your theory null and void.

More importantly though, the number of techs rescinded for both players just goes to show that the refs are gunning for them. When 20% of the technical fouls called against these players turn out to be bad calls, there is a problem.

Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2011 5:24 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Really? wow......Look at the foul. It was a bad call. Go back to working on your 9/11 conspiracies.

Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:27 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Why have the rule if you're just going to rescind it? It's only because the NBA feels the Knicks have a little life in them now, and they will do whatever they can to tilt the odds in the favor of their largest $$ market. Next it will be a mandate to officials that they're not to call any more techs on Amare this season.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:05 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

Would Stern & Co. have rescinded a T given to Dwight Howard? Of course not. We all know how Big Dave's Circus works.
Dwight Howard has actually had several technicals rescinded this year....3 or 4 I believe, not sure of the exact number.

Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:57 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

MORE the reason he should join the knicks in 2012!!!!

Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire's 16th technical rescinded

MORE the reason Howard should join the Knicks in 2012!!

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