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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The NBA has rescinded a technical foul on Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler after Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden flopped.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Chandler also had a technical foul rescinded after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals after he mixed it up with Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.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: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 9:09 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

I agree 100%



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 8:58 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Harden did a great impression of Sean Avery.  Who will ever forget when Jaromir Jagr almost killed Avery?  Just google Avery's dive and you will see the resemblance.



Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 8:52 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Dear Harden, Please don't let your wife and your kids watch any your games. Big lie and big cheating. Go away, NBA not a soccer.



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Harden is an embarassment to the NBA

Anyone that flops like that sets a terrible example for young players and puts a very negative spin on NBA player's professionalism and sportsmanship.  Does anyone want to watch a game where those kind of flops are encouraged?  Degrades the idea of hard work, hussle and honest intent.

I hope this is reviewed and Harden is fined or suspended.  He also owes a public response, and hopefully an apology, for such an unsportsman-like performance.  His coach should answer, if he is not man enough to do it himself. 



Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 8:26 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em. 



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 8:19 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

The biggest pussy's in all of sports. NBA player's are so damn soft it makes this sport almost intollerable to watch. I have never seen so many player's drop to the hardwood and act as if they've been shot by a freakin' bazuka. Every game there is something that just glorifies what fans already think and that is the NBA has a wide spread virus going on in it's league, called...DIVING! It seems incurable and also seems that Ol' Stern himself doesn't want to remedy the problem. The Referee's should be told to review anything that involves dolling out Technical fouls as it truely does affect the way the player given the "T" plays the rest of the game and handicaps it's team. Bunch of pussy's!!!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 7:52 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

Man, the refs hate Chandler. This isn't even the first time this series they've rescinded a tech that was called on him. In the Mavs Blazers series every time the game was in Portland Chandler would pick up phantom fouls at an amazing clip.

That Harden flop is just embarrassing. Manu Ginobli would be proud of that one.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 7:36 pm
 

NBA rescinds Chandler technical after Harden flop

this fool FAKES being hurt by another player and isnt suspended? this is what is wrong with the NBA this is suppose to be a game of basketball not flop and HOLD YOUR FACE AS IF YOU WERE HIT WHEN YOU WERENT TOUCHED AND ACT HURT... this is horrendous


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