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NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Posted on: April 13, 2011 5:26 pm
Edited on: April 13, 2011 5:30 pm
 
The NBA has suspended Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva for five games for his reaction to a recent altecation against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Posted by Ben Golliver.
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Breaking news: If you run around an NBA court like a crazy person, gouge someone's eyeball, have to be escorted to the locker room by security, try to enter the opposing team's locker room multiple times and threaten to kill an opponent, the NBA will put you in an extended timeout.

On Thursday, the NBA announced that it was suspending Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva for five games for his part in an on-court altercation with Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ryan Hollins that turned into an ugly scene when Villanueva refused to leave the court, instead trying repeatedly to confront Hollins. 
Charlie Villanueva of the Detroit Pistons has been suspended five games without pay for initiating an on-court altercation with Cleveland  Cavaliers’ Ryan Hollins and attempting to escalate the altercation by entering the Cavaliers' locker room on two occasions following his ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. 
The incident occurred with 5:47 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Pistons’ 110-101 loss to the Cavaliers at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday, April 11. 
Villanueva will serve the first game of his suspension tonight when the Pistons play the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The remaining games will be served during the first four 2011-12 regular season games in which he is physically able to play. 
As there is only one game left in Detroit's season, the balance of Villanueva's suspension will carry over into next season. Given Villanueva's $7.0 million salary this season and $7.5 million salary next season, the suspension without pay will end up costing him more than $450,000 in pro-rated salary. Hope it was worth it. 

Here's the video of Villanueva's insane reaction once again. 



Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:38 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Hollins didn't want any of Charlie - that look of utter fear and terror on Hollins face is priceless!  So let us review.  Hollins grabs Villanueva in a man-crush embrace and refuses to let go.  Charlie attempts to punch the eunuch where his sack should be.  Okay, no one will deny that you had every right to get the sexually-confused Hollins off of you.  We all get that.  But what you can't do is go all Ron Artest on Hollins.  At least the fans fought back against scumbag Artest.  Here, Hollins cowardly seeks the shelter of the girl's bathroom.  Every NBA fan in the country wishes that Charlie had gotten hold of Miss Hollins, but alas, no such luck.  Without learning a lesson, Hollins will spend all of next year hugging and caressing, rather than defending, opponents.  maybe he likes being manhandled in return - who knows?  To each their own...



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:51 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Overreaction or did Hollins take a quote out of the Dennis Rodman book of agitation and whisper something in Charlie V's ear to set him off?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 9:12 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

I was hoping it would be 50 games!!  Charlie is the softest power forward in the NBA!  Charlie wanted no part of a fight..that was all showboating.  Charlie is the biggest pussy big man in the league.  And I am a Piston fan!!

Joe Dumars has made some horrible FA signings. 



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:56 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

take out your tampon.  stuff like this is actually entertaining and enlivens what otherwise would be a competely meaningless game between two cellar-dwelling teams. i hate stern and the absurd fines he levies at every opportunity. now players aren't even allowed to complain about fouls. it kills the passion and competitiveness of the game



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:51 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Fire the owner, the front office, the players, and most of all, us fans for having to put up with this crap.  Detroit basketball is a tough watch these days. 



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 8:33 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Swinging for the package. You go, girl.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:53 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Why did Hollins grab him when all he was trying to do was set a screen? You don't see that very often, but real talk here... Charlie, your playing a sport where you get a foul for touching someone....if you guys wanna play contact sports, go play hockey...your actually paid to smack & body check the other guy...same with you Ryan Hollins. At the least, go play rugby or football...... I love the NBA, love basketball...but it's a whimpy sport.Too much whining, crying & hissy fits.


Good entertainment though, this is why I love sports in general....one of the few predictable things in life.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:52 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

Guy is pitiful



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 7:00 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

No wonder there's so many problems in sports today.  Players seem to think they can do whatever they want, whenever they want.  And fans like you who cater to their childish behavior simply add fuel to the fire.  I applaud the NBA for this suspension.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 5:49 pm
 

NBA suspends Villanueva 5 games for altercation

(that is, reject)


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