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Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Posted on: April 28, 2011 4:52 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 5:06 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

According to the Lakers, via ESPN LA, the NBA has upgraded a foul by Kobe Bryant on Emeka Okafor from Game 5 to a flagrant 1.

The foul came with 3:14 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 106-90 win over the Hornets.

Are we sure the NBA didn't just get confused and give Kobe a flagrant for his dunk on Okafor? Because that was just wrong. Nasty, dirty, awesomely wrong.

Hornets' coach Monty Williams wasn't thrilled with the overly physical play and singled out Shannon Brown specifically.

"I know it's going to be a physical game, but I thought they swung at us a few times last game," Williams told reporters. "I thought Shannon should've been ejected, and if he's not going to be ejected, he shouldn't be able to play tonight. When you throw your elbow like that at a guy, I know the rule is you have to connect, but if he connects, that's a fight. It could turn into more stuff. So I expect a physical game, but I expect a fair game. That's how we play."

With the series returning to New Orleans and a rabid crowd ready to roar, I would bet on some fireworks inside the arena tonight. The Hornets clearly took issue with some of the hard Laker fouls. I'm sure Carl Landry has been sharpening those elbows a bit today.
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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Excuse me? Did someone forget the "WIFE BEATER" part of MJ's resume? Neither one of them are saints regardless if Kobe was guilty of rape or just cheating on his wife.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Anyways, Kobe is not a dirty player either. I give him that over Michael Jordan, and of course because he is a more likeable person than Jordan ever was or will be.


LOL...  Im sure you have spent hours upon hours with both of them to make such a statement.  



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

kobe more likeable than jordan????? who would you rather hangout with? a sodomist/rapist? or a degenerate gambler/egomaniac?  just invite charlie sheen and you get all four for the same price as one, and he will even through in copious drug use for free.  neither jordan or kobe are very lovable.
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Oh dear some players made that list for stupid reasons. Latrell Sprewell made the list for choking his coach who made racist comments toward him. Come on now.

Anyways, Kobe is not a dirty player either. I give him that over Michael Jordan, and of course because he is a more likeable person than Jordan ever was or will be.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Shaquille O'Neil should not be on that list, but it was of course made by a fan and not a real sports writer whose job it is to actually follow more than one team.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:49 am
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

50 Dirtiest Players of all time in the NBA

Pretty good article, I noticed that there are enough Lakers Celtics and Pistons on the list of 50 dirtiest players of all time to have a 8 deep roster for each.  FYI the Lakers sholdnt be so suprised about dirty play (Vlade, Rambis, Vujacic, Barnes, Rodman, O'Neil, Bryant, and Artest) all Lakers and all made the list, non of which I am suprised.  So did Chris Paul and about every current Celtic and Pistons of old times.  Gotta Love it!



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2011 10:03 am
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Big deal!!!  What a lame story.


The Hornets played a great series and they have a lot to build on.  Chris Paul is fun to watch and I like what I have seen from Monty Williams as a coach.

I am glad the Hornets took it to the Lakers. I hope it was enough to wake up the Lakers because the competition only gets tougher.




Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:59 am
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Chris Paul is known as the dirtiest player in the NBA right now. He doesn't get caught, but he plays sneaky and shady.




Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2011 8:56 am
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with the topic, and even better, the HORNETS LOST. So now that I've made you look like an idiot (PRICELESS), i'm going to leave you feeling completely befuddled.



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: April 29, 2011 7:50 am
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

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