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Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:19 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

In the Lakers 112-104 win over their roomates, Derek Fisher collided with Chris Kaman late in the game on a screen by Kaman. It appeared that Fisher raised his elbow a bit which made contact with Kaman's head. Naturally, the Clipper big man didn't like it.



Kaman was hit with two technicals for his reaction to the play and Fisher one. But the NBA has retroactively punished Fisher with a flagrant 2 foul as well for the play.

Normally, a flagrant 2 results in automatic ejection and a suspension. Andrew Bynum just learned about that. But Fisher won't be getting suspension. Just the big foul.

Kobe, who stuck up for Bynum and said he liked his foul didn't do that for Fisher, but instead made fun of Kaman who seemed to want to take on Fisher in the tunnel or in the parking lot after the game.

"What’s he going to do, shoot him with one of his bow and arrows? Give me a break,” Kobe told ESPN LA. “Everybody talks tough in this league. Nobody is a fighter.”

This isn't the first time the Lakers and Clippers scuffled at the end of a game. If you recall, Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom had a little pushing match after Odom didn't appreciate Griffin crashing the offensive glass with just a few seconds remaining. It's not that these two teams are real rivals, but they don't like each other for the most part. Was Fisher's elbow intentional? Probably. But I'm sure Kaman earned it at some other point in the game.
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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 12:05 am
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

This is a bunch of crap! Yell There was no foul at all, much less a flagrant of any kind!
Of course it was.  When I saw it I said "If the Clippers want to be taken seriously, they need to take Fisher out on the next opportunity". 

By the way, Fisher is the toughest guy in the league
If by "toughest" you mean "dirtiest", I'll buy that.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

This is a bunch of crap! Yell There was no foul at all, much less a flagrant of any kind!

By the way, Fisher is the toughest guy in the league. Insiders know this. It's guys like Fisher that you have to watch out for, the guys who don't talk a lot, but who will put you down hard if they decide to open up on you. Players know this. Kaman forgot it, he being a dumbass.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

Hail to the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers! Its about time this season started showing some damn passion for winning. The Champs are flexing and I love it. I truly hope other teams follow and we the fans start getting our moneys worth. Was getting pretty sick of all players crying after a loss, not showing up for work, showing up late, being soft and sitting out games, blaming officiating, not following coaches program, running from media. Hmm I don't think I left out any wanna -bee Champions. Fish had no apologies either just " that what happens when you keep doing moving screens all game long".     I would like to officially apologize to the Clippers big man from the current Champions smallest player Derek Fisher. Chris Kaman....HERE"s your TISSUE!!




Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

Fisher makes Garnett look like Mother Theresa. I hope that the league got permission from Phil before levying this massive punishment.... A flagrant foul with no suspension is like getting a parking ticket for operating while intoxicated.



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

I'm am a D Fish guy, no doubt about it-but by today's b.s. NBA rules that was a flagrant foul. Maybe not a 2, but it should have been called.

With all of that said, Kaman might not want to spend time trying to look tough against a guy that much smaller than him. Kobe said it right-guys talk tough in this league but there are very few tough guys in the NBA. You think Kaman would have tried that crap with Artest? I'm thinking no. 



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

Well done NBA. This probably shouldn't have even been called a foul during the game, and nobody noticed anything until Kaman started screaming at Fisher that he was going to "see him outside" after the game. Seriously, if Kaman hadn't lost his mind, this would not have even been on anybody's radar. It was such an egregious foul that it was not called during the game (the T that Fisher got was for talking to Kaman after the play), and no Flagrant was assessed even though the ref was standing 2 feet away when it happened.

Once again, the NBA comes down from above with unevenly meted "justice." No suspension, just an after the fact Flagrant 2. Awesome. Like balrog said, accompanied with Bynum suspension, should put to rest the whole "the NBA is for the Lakers" garbage take.



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

I didnt see anyting wrong with what Fish did, it lookes like he was trying to get around Kamen. Kamen's screen looked intentional though, why did he even set that? Yea what was Kamen gonna do? Bow and arrows. lmfao.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Fisher hit with retroactive flagrant 2 foul

There was a whole lot of nothing...Kaman looked like he was trying to deliver a pretty good blow to Fisher...more than necessary or really legal but happens all the time.  Fisher fights through it and his elbow comes up high -- intentional?  To me it doesn't look like it and little contact anyway.  In my opinion Kaman completely overreacted -- should have said his peace and walked away, both guys get a tech and you move on.  Kaman kept jawing and picked up the second tech, big deal, games pretty much over anyway at that point.  The league should have left it alone but at least maybe retroactively punishing Fisher will end some of the "the NBA is fixed for the Lakers" nonsense that ends up on these boards.


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