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NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Posted on: April 22, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2011 6:53 pm
 
The NBA investigating hard fouls by Indiana Pacers forward Jeff Foster and upgraded them to flagrants. Posted by Matt Moore and Ben Golliver

Update: The NBA has retroactively assessed Indiana Pacers forward Jeff Foster with two flagrant 1 fouls according to ESPN.com.
The NBA upgraded two hits Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster leveled against the Chicago Bulls during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series on Thursday, making them both flagrant 1 fouls.
Flagrant 1 fouls are less serious than Flagrant 2 fouls and the ruling will not require Foster to sit out Game 4.

Original Post: Jeff Foster nailed Derrick Rose with an elbow in Game 3 between the Pacers and Bulls Thursday night, and ESPN reports the league is investigating the collision to see if further punishment is necessary. 
The NBA is reviewing two hits Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster leveled against the Chicago Bulls during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series on Thursday, according to a league spokesman. "Whatever they want to do," Foster said with a shrug as he walked to the locker room Friday afternoon. He was unaware of the league review.
via 2011 NBA Playoffs: NBA reviewing hits by Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster - ESPN Chicago.

The foul was clearly intentional. Wouldn't you intentionally foul Rose at some point if he was continuously slicing past your defense with no regard for anything? But the problem with the foul was the contact of Foster's elbow into Rose's face. And that wasn't clearly intentional. It's apparent Foster was aiming to make contact with his elbow to Rose, but it's not certain that Foster was trying to hit Rose in the face. 


 

So Foster probably will recieve some sort of punishment, based on how little of a play on the ball he made, and even had he missed the head, he would have clotheslined Rose. The biggest reason he'll get tagged, though? It's a superstar in a major market. Not all hard playoff fouls are created equal and the call to protect the presumptive MVP will be considerably greater than it will be for other players. 

The league is also taking a look at a foul from Foster on Luol Deng in the same quarter. Popular guy, Jeff. 

One thing you can count on? There will be other, harder fouls than this in the playoffs that won't receive as much fan or league attention. 
Comments

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:54 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

This just throws another log on the wood pile....the NBA sucks,let em play...the NBA hasn't been worth watching for years now because of things like this and the Band of Thugs that play for it not to mention players run teams not the coaches or GM s.Why have a draft,the elite players end up getting their way and play for who they want to in the end.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:43 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

I don't see the flagrant foul here. Sure, Foster doesn't look like he's going for the ball as much as he is just impeding Rose, but this isn't hard enough for the league to go back and change it. The NBA is really looking after it's budding superstar in Rose, and anyone who has been watching the calls in this first round series objectively can tell you that.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:12 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Wow, Jeff Foster had initial contact, but what sent Derrick Rose back was Hansborough throwing two forearms into Rose's head and pushing him down. Foster's contact was bad enough, but Hans is just a little punk. There is no way that kid was making a play on the ball after Foster already laid a slam onto Rose's head. I can see who the new dirty man of the NBA is going to be.
Kurt Thomas. Though I wouldn't say the 'new dirty man'- he's been doing it for years.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:10 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Spartacus you are a moron.  THose calls are clearly right.  Star treatment.....loser.

Look, lady, I didn't say the call was wrong. But if Rose trips over his own feet it's a foul on the Pacers. I don't really care about the NBA anymore, in part because of stuff like this. Maybe you forgot about Brad Miller getting punched in the face by Rajon Rondo two years ago, and the league reviewed it and gave Rondo a pass when he should've been arrested for assault. Foster sticking his arm up was nothing but a hard foul; the league just wanted to put Foster on notice so that they can kick him out if he even breathes on Rose next game. Mustn't prevent the next MVP from shooting layups; that's bad for business.



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:10 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

This is why the NBA blows.  If it was Bill Lambier he would have sent D.Rose into the 3rd row

...Okay....so???...And that would be called football you douchbag. Yeah Lambier!!!..Whoooo!!!..Fouling guys, yeah!!!



Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:08 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

I wonder what the players from the 80's and early 90's have to say about this crap. Those are playoff fouls. Sending a message that the 2 points Rose was seeking driving the lane better be worth paying a price. The NBA sure has lost its luster. NBA and NFL are both totally different games these days....and not for the better....



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:41 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Wow, Jeff Foster had initial contact, but what sent Derrick Rose back was Hansborough throwing two forearms into Rose's head and pushing him down. Foster's contact was bad enough, but Hans is just a little punk. There is no way that kid was making a play on the ball after Foster already laid a slam onto Rose's head. I can see who the new dirty man of the NBA is going to be....



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:39 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

This is a joke. All 3 refs both times considered it just a hard foul like we have seen for years in the NBA.  Nothing out of the norm.  Rose can't hit a jump shot to save his life so the whole series has been turned into a Derrick Rose free throw shooting contest.  It's too bad the Pacers don't get any calls coming down the stretch.  NBA needs to make sure the Bulls advance.  David Stern is a weasel and always will be.





Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:21 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

This is why the NBA blows.  If it was Bill Lambier he would have sent D.Rose into the 3rd row!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:15 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Indiana has always been a pointless team, why have an NBA team and then waste it on immature players.


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