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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The NBA has rescinded a technical foul on Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler after Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden flopped.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Chandler also had a technical foul rescinded after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals after he mixed it up with Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.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: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:16 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Which ever ref called that tech on Tyson Chandler should be taken around back and beaten... He will find James Harden there getting the same beating while wearing a diaper.
He should shave that beard off and put the hair above his private to look more like a man to his boyfriend.



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:14 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Bobbyj, you asked, "Does anyone want to watch a game where those kind of flops are encouraged?"

Sure those people exist. They're called Europeans and they watch soccer!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:02 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

I didn't see the game, but they should take away the free throw point and any points they scored on that possession for something like that.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:52 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Dirk doesn't always flop persay, he more or less "creates" the contact.  I don't know how he gets foul calls.  I mean he deliberately jumps into defenders and they call a foul, but i will admit. this is possibly the bigggggggggest flop i've ever seen.  I love how he just gets right up after he was "writhing" in pain.  Pretty hilarious.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:21 am
 

As punishment,

they should lock up Harden in the basement with that creepy dude who does the fireflies crap, owl city?  A few hours of that and I'm sure Harden will find his testicles again.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:10 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Pretty sure Manu Ginobili is was the biggest flop machine ever in the NBA.


There, fixed that for you.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:25 am
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Pretty sure Manu Ginobili is the biggest flop machine ever in the NBA.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:24 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

I just figuered it was a make up call for the Tech westbrook for Dirk "the human flop machine" pushing him in the back and then crying to the refs after westbrook looked at him. The mavericks of all teams have no room to talk about "flops" as Dirk is the biggest flop machine to ever grace the NBA.



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:10 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Can't defend Harden on this, but the first game was FULL of Maverick flops and no one said a word.  They stopped when the refs refused to call it.  It is the best way to handle these...ignore them and make them look silly.  The monitors are available at courtside and this should be pretty easy to spot, if questioned.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 10:30 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

They should take that technical foul and give it to Harden. Harden should also be castrated.


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