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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: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:12 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

I thought the Pacers would grow past this kinda stuff after Miller left. Miller was a THUG! But then they got Artest, and Artest was Miller Thug times two. Then I thought maybe they would get past the Thugishness after Artest, but I was wrong. There are two reasons that Indy fans dont support the Pacers, one is their record, but the other is cause the Pacers are a black eye on the city of Indy.I remember when i lived down there a few years back, there was talk the Pacers might move, a local station was asking city members what they thought, and most didn't care if they left. All I have to say is that last night Foster only showed me that the Pacers are unlikely to ever change their thugish ways. 



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:49 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Anyone else notice that the one who gave a nice forearm shot to DRose's throat/face area was none other than Tyler Hansborough? Look after the initial contact and see who makes Derrick's body bend backwards?



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:31 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:29 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

Times change.  When MJ played, he was tripped, choked, forearm shivered, kicked, "Timmy and Lassied" and tackled and it was all considered continuation, i.e., no rigor mortis, no foul.  The calls on the Pacers were correct, but these situations just reinforce how tough MJ was when he played. 



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:12 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

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



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:07 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls




Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:06 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

I just sort of assumed that's what Foster is on the team for.  I mean, the guy is nothing but a big body to eat up a few minutes, grab a couple rebounds, and knock the opponent around.  It's not like he's a shot blocker or offensive threat by any stretch of the imagination.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Foster like the rest...

Punks- unskilled bunch that have resorted to trying to bully their way for wins...simple punks. Jones' swing at Rose should also be ruled and acted on..if you cant beat them, try to beat on them..



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:42 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

what about the elbow he threw against Deng?  Once they see that he will be suspended...wait it wont matter the series will be over.




Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:40 pm
 

NBA hits Jeff Foster with 2 flagrant fouls

So not only does Rose get the star calls during the game, but the league gives him preferential treatment after the game, too. With Indiana playing for nothing but pride at this point, I wouldn't expect things to be any less physical for Rose on Saturday, and at the first sign of Chicago wrapping up that game and the series the team would be smart to take Rose out. And the Pacers are only learning about how physical you have to be during the playoffs; good luck to Rose when he has to face Orlando and perhaps Boston if they get that far; if he thinks he got a hard foul from Foster he's going to get an education in hard fouls from those other teams.


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