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NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Posted on: May 22, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 7:10 pm
 
The NBA has rescinded a technical foul on Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler after Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden flopped. Posted by Ben Golliver.

On Saturday night, Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden took a serious dive during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, pretending to be elbowed in the face by Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler. On Sunday, ESPNDallas.com reported that the NBA league office stepped in to rescind the technical foul whistled on Chandler during the altercation, ruling that the play was "incidental and not unsportsmanlike."

With Dallas leading 64-44 in the third quarter and the Thunder desperate to get back in the game, Harden drove hard to the hoop and made a running layup. As he turned to run back on defense, he initiated contact with Chandler, who had collected the ball and was moving towards the baseline to inbound it. Chandler raised his arms while moving forward and, as he did so, Harden simulated taking an elbow to the face, collapsing to the court and writhing in pain in embarrassing fashion.

On Sunday, Chandler had the following to say to ESPNDallas.com: "It was not a vicious elbow. I did not throw an elbow. I was trying to take the ball out of bounds. He tried to initiate contact and did a good job of flopping."
Here's video of the altercation and Harden's flop.




Chandler also had a technical foul rescinded after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals after he mixed it up with Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.
Comments

Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:13 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

JSULLINGAR.... You're no smarter than Tressel LOL  It takes a forward movement to elbow someone not upward.  Watch the video a little closer before your diarrhea mouth goes spouting off about professional writers.  WHAT AN IDIOT! LOL This guys a flop artist and deserves sitting out the rest of the playoffs watching Dallas in the finals... wait that's already about to happen.  Be a pro Harden and leave the acting to Hollywood. 




Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:54 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

When I first saw it live and then in the replay here I agree it should have been a foul (on Harden) or at least a delay of game on him



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:52 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Are you watching the same video as everyone else?? No contact above the chest absolutely no arm, elbow, wrist contact on the Muslim Iman harden at ALL



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 9:44 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

CHOCO,,,, its the Western Conference Finals, why are you still reading NBA boards???? shouldnt you be reading Rockies baseball or Broncos blogs for the last 3 weeks, I mean after all isnt that what Nuggets fans do in May every year, something other than NBA basketball????  You have no business here anymore, make yourself useful and work on how Von Miller will help the Broncos defense keep them from finishing 4-12 and last in the AFC West, like they did last year or if the Rockies will finish 3rd in the NL West again.  Hope you sporting year goes well, considering the Buffalo's playing so well (2-6 in the Big 12) and moving to the PAC 10 after being embarassed for so long in the Big 12, or the Avalanche coming off a season that had them finishing 2nd from last place in all of the NHL (thank god for Edmonton).  Speaking of research google Deshawn Stevenson and listen to ANY interview he has done EVER,,, then you decide if he is a thug, you will see.   Matter of fact, you should never speak again so I dont have to remind you of all these wonderful FACTS of life,,,,, run along now back to the kiddy pool.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:26 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Aw, did I hurt your little feelings, jsullinger00? Are you jealous of those 6 points I have over you? I mean, I suppose you have a point (other than the obvious one on the top of your head). It's completely ridiculous for me to suggest that a guy who gets busted for flopping so egregiously that the NBA rescinds the technical foul that was called on the play shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on a close play for the rest of the series. It's ludicrous for me to argue that a flopper shouldn't be treated as a flopper until he proves he isn't one. That would be completely against the spirit of the game. 

Oh wait. I see the problem. You don't actually understand the words I wrote. You saw what you wanted to see, not what's actually on the page. I never suggested a ref should overlook a flagrant foul. I said that Harden shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt, which means that--and I'm going to type this slowly in hopes you can follow it--it has to be a close call. Harden got the benefit of the doubt on that call where the technical fould was called. He shouldn't get that next time. Got it? Or should I explain myself with crayons and words of only one syllable?

Aha see this time i agree with you because you actually make sense. Close calls yes, any calls no. You failed to mention that it was for close calls only so i assumed you were completely ludicrous. But yeah i can agree on that point. Close calls like this he shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt. See you think your insulting me while you actually correcting your own mistake which is still a little pathetic if you ask me. But let's examine this shall we. Close call hmm lets see, o i got it. What if he's shoved and falls down on his own accord but the ref doesn't see the shove. Are you saying the ref should look the other way on what is clearly a foul? Please let me know if i'm going too fast for you, i'll slow it down..... Cool



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:49 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Aw, did I hurt your little feelings, jsullinger00? Are you jealous of those 6 points I have over you? I mean, I suppose you have a point (other than the obvious one on the top of your head). It's completely ridiculous for me to suggest that a guy who gets busted for flopping so egregiously that the NBA rescinds the technical foul that was called on the play shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on a close play for the rest of the series. It's ludicrous for me to argue that a flopper shouldn't be treated as a flopper until he proves he isn't one. That would be completely against the spirit of the game. 

Oh wait. I see the problem. You don't actually understand the words I wrote. You saw what you wanted to see, not what's actually on the page. I never suggested a ref should overlook a flagrant foul. I said that Harden shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt, which means that--and I'm going to type this slowly in hopes you can follow it--it has to be a close call. Harden got the benefit of the doubt on that call where the technical fould was called. He shouldn't get that next time. Got it? Or should I explain myself with crayons and words of only one syllable?



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:31 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Forget about fines or suspensions. The best punishment for Harden is that for the rest of this series he shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on any call. If Harden goes crashing to the floor screaming like an Italian soccer player, the ref should look at him, tell him to get up, and jog to the other end of the floor. The refs can't catch every person who flops, but they can refuse to reward someone who's been busted for it, at least for the short term.

How the hell did you get to superstar level writing absolute garbage like this? So you say if he goes up and gets knocked on his ass out of mid ai the ref looks the other way? O brilliant lets see how many people we can see get f'ed up this series or just in the nba in general. Dude this may have sounded good when you said it in your mind, but saying it out loud, you sound retarded, drunk, high, pissed off, and irrational. Basically you sound like a dumbass. Think really hard before you spew anything like this next time moron.



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:19 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Forget about fines or suspensions. The best punishment for Harden is that for the rest of this series he shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on any call. If Harden goes crashing to the floor screaming like an Italian soccer player, the ref should look at him, tell him to get up, and jog to the other end of the floor. The refs can't catch every person who flops, but they can refuse to reward someone who's been busted for it, at least for the short term.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:01 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Harden simulated taking an elbow to the face, collapsing to the court and writhing in pain in embarrassing fashion.

Actually i'm pretty sure he did take an elbow to the face. Get your facts straight next time you retarded writer. Good god how did you get a job. Watch the footage his elbow clearly connected with Hardens jaw. Whether or not it was hard is definitely what we in sports call not that hard. But yeah, he did take an elbow dumbass.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:58 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

It's cheating, plain and simple.  He should be punished accordingly.  I'd say suspend him for the next game, and fine him a couple game checks.  I don't even care about either of these teams, or who wins.  But the bottom line is that the NBA has PLENTY of credibility problems; ignoring someone essentially lying to the officials and affecting the outcomes of games just makes the NBA even more of a joke than it already is.

Ok we'll give someone with the lack of intellect like you a shot. Why should he be suspended? He was fouled, like he really was, he took an elbow to the jaw, he just made it out more than it should have been. Why should he get punished? Do you know him personally? Do you know for a fact he flopped? How do you know he didn't get a little rocked with an elbow to the jaw? None of these are answered by anyone other than Harden. The nba announcing staff is so biased it isn't even funny and you bunch of rambling retards saying he should be suspended aren't helping. Tell you what each of you who agrees with this dumbass go find a 7 footer and play 20 some min of basketball then stand under him as he lifts his elbow straight into your jaw, then tell me how your body reacts.


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