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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
 
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: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Game 2 of this series, the Chris Paul play on the inbound pass just before the half ended with about 4 seconds left, Kobe starts grabbing onto Paul to let everyone know he would take care of  this. Paul drove him to the half-court line, came back to receive the inbounds pass, started his driving on Kobe with 6 feet of seperation between the two at this time. He drives past the half-court line with Kobe in tow, turns Kobe in a full 360 degree circle to completely free himself of Kobe to pull up and drain a 3-point jumper as time ran-out. PRICELESS, priceless to see Kobe's strap on the court as he left for the locker-room completely befuddled.



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

It seems as if Mr. Young should stop writing about the lakers ans just get on his knees in front of Kobe.....and polish his....shoes.



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Chris Paul has averaged 43 minutes during this series, and has multiple games without a single PF to his credit. Last game, he was the only player on either team without a single PF. Willie Green had been playing Shannon dirty all series long, and Shannon came out and had enough of it, and got a technical for shoving Green, which was warranted. Monty Williams needs to stop crying and realize that if anyone is getting the benefit of calls in this series, its his team, specifically his superstar.




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Kobe gets foul on Okafor upgraded to flagrant 1

Not to hard to figure out Royce Young has a Kobe Bryant poster over his bed.  Nice job posting video of something that has nothing to do with the story, and ignoring the actual foul itself - then bringing Carl Landry into it for no reason whatsoever. 

Get off the Laker jock, "reporter".


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