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Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:57 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2011 7:07 pm
Posted by Royce Young

There's no surprise here, but Andrew Bynum is suspended for next year's first five games and has also been docked $25,000 for his vicious foul on J.J. Barea at the end of Game 4 against Dallas.

The suspension is for the foul, the fine is for removing his jersey before he exited the floor. The league deemed it "unnecessary and excessive contact."

Of course the suspension takes effect next season because Bynum's team has been eliminated. It's yet to be seen if Bynum will actually serve it to start the season since, you know, he's always hurt at the start of the season.

Bynum apologized for the foul today saying it wasn't a reflection on him or his upbringing. No doubt it was an awful play and the league is hitting him with a pretty harsh penalty. For a similar foul on Michael Beasley during the regular season, Bynum was hit with just a one-game suspension. The circumstances here though were much different.

In most cases, non-fighting penalties are no more than two games. But probably because Bynum is a repeat offender and because the foul was some completely ridiculous.

Five games is a pretty hefty suspension and I think it sends a pretty strong message. The league didn't like the cheap shot and Bynum will pay for it. Total, Bynum's suspension and fine will cost him $677,272. I wonder if it was worth it?

Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 9:05 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Good coment storks, good perspective from a Mavs fan. I agree about Stern. You can't even talk to officials nowadays without getting T'd up. Let's be honest, the refs are really bad in the NBA. I always hear people talk about how good they are but they always call a tight game on one end of the court and a loose game on the other end. Stern allows that shit. Coaches can't talk either without getting fined by Stern. You can't even cuss on the court anymore, the league is getting pussified. So is the NFL under Goodell. I can't stand either one of these guys. You can't honestly tell me the league isn't rigged like the WWF. The big topic this year was small market teams and the Miami Heat. They were talking about consolidating the league because the small market teams couldn't compete. Who is going to be in the NBA Finals from the west, guaranteed a small market team. Conspiracy? Tim Donaghy swears Stern told him to make the Lakers win against the Kings, in a game where LA shot over 20 free throws in the 4th qtr. I believe it. Stern is as dirty as him, the NBA is a fixed league. The refs can control the tempo and flow of games which enables the team who plays by their tempo to have an advantage. This is why once the Lakers lose, I stop watching. I sometimes which I didn't love the Lakers so much I could quit watching even them play, but I can't. 

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 12:34 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Bynum gave a cheap shot. Pretty nasty. Biggest man on the court, smallest man on the court. Im a Mavs fan. Bynum taught little man a lesson for entering a lane full of giants. Guys that are much taller, and weigh a lot. These men are giants. Barea is a small man. Barea can also dribble and finish in the lane. Bynum had enough. The series was over. Barea should not have been such a fool. He should have just taken a dumb ass jump shot, hell a 3 pointer even. Basketball is about letting little guys know whos tougher and who will teach your small ass a lesson. It's why people dont want to drive the lane for fear of a hard foul. Nevertheless a giant man. A man that makes millions of dollars to make his presense known in the paint. I think the fine was fair, but I would have only given him 3 days tops. Basketball needs to stay a tough sport. Its an element of the game you dont want taken away. But now the fuhrer David Stern fines the hell outta people. He thinks he is the powerful oh mighty OZ. He loves to screw people over for opening their mouth and expressing their opinions. I hope that the NBA will get rid of his stupid ass, and get someone who lets shit slide a little. So they dont have to act like little pussies all the time.

Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 8:54 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Do you hear you guy's speak? There have been much worse fouls in the NBA, Now you guy's who swear Bynum is a thug, he is a bitch, he is this and that want Dallas to do the same thing back to him. You guy's are complaining about something you want done in return. So it is ok to try to hurt someone in retaliation? You fools are retarded. Guaranteed this blows over and Dallas will not retaliate. IN the regular season Jason Terry pushed Steve Blake when Blake had a wide open layup in a game the Lakers were dominating the Mavs in. I never called him anything and the Lakers never retaliated. Get the f over it! Seems like the Laker haters are more upset that we are out of the playoffs than the Laker fans. You guys love talking about us huh? Without LA there is no story in the NBA. That's why all you dumbasses hold on to dear life this Bynum story? Dude made a mistake, how bout you guys just leave it at that. Go Lakers!

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 8:41 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

But Bynum hit Barea out of frustration ! If the game were tight and the series tied, I could see a clean hard foul but the Lakers were committing fouls after the fact because they were losing by a large amount !

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:50 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Bynum gets what he gets but I dont think it should be five games, I think it should be ten games. 

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:26 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

Bynum deserved what he got, and maybe should have gotten more.  But the NBA owners have toughened the rules on fouls and fighting to protect their financial investments, not because the fans don't like fighting.  Hard fouls were more a part of the game back in the day, and players would have each other's backs.  And they would now if they were allowed to do so. 

I remember Magic Johnston taking out Isiah Thomas coming down the lane in a late 80's Finals game and there was no punishment for it.  Magic said after the game that if a little guy is going to come into the lane he's better expect to get hammered.  I like hockey partially because of the old school mentality where you don't get mad, you get even.  But even that sport has toughened their rules as the salaries have increased. 

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:05 pm

Fat Boy Couldn't Find A Man To Hit

I guess the FAT BOY couldn't find a man to hit so hits a little 5 foot boy. If he had played for anybody other than the Lakers with his record it would have been 10 games & 100K. He gets a almost free ride compared to what he makes just like the rest of the Lakers. The NBA loves them some Laker THUGS.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:49 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

The foul on Beasley should've been a five game suspension. The foul on Barea should be 50 games.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:28 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

BTW, I am hearing that in adition to the foul on Beasley, this year, in the past he mugged Gerald Wallace and broke his rib and puntured his lung.  I just read that on the message board, so I cannot vouch for it's authenicity.  Did he in fact do that to Wallace?

I'll let you decide.  I don't know what, if any injuries, Wallace sustained, but it looks like the same foul basically.

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<span style="color: #0000ff;">Incidentally, he tried throwing an elbow on Shaq once.  Shaq threw a forearm back and Bynum started looking off into space like he had no clue what was going on. He's not a man, he's a bully.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Bynum fined $25,000, suspended five games

can't believe no one on Dallas didn't immediately take a shot at Bynum...way to protect your teammate...
You do realize that Bynum didn't play after that, so your decision would have been for a player who was advancing in the playoffs to get himself suspended for fighting as Bynum walked to the locker room?  That's not protecting your teammate, that's just a dumb move.  Wouldn't it be ironic if little JJ "fell" into Bynum's knee early next season?

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