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Old 04-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think his suspension should go into the playoffs. Otherwise suspending him for the next 5 games isn't really saying much since it's the last few games of the season.
Lakers only have one remaining regular season game. The rest of his suspension would obviously extend (well) into the playoffs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Lakers only have one remaining regular season game. The rest of his suspension would obviously extend (well) into the playoffs.
I have a feeling he's done until November.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a feeling he's done until next November.
I'm hoping you're wrong for the sake of the Lakers' chances in the playoffs. But I have a good feeling you're right and he absolutely deserves it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm calling 2-3 games max suspension. Lakers are the sweethearts of the nba
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'm hoping you're wrong for the sake of the Lakers' chances in the playoffs. But I have a good feeling you're right and he absolutely deserves it.
lakers don't need that thuggish bullshit in the playoffs and i hope barnes carries the load that artest will probably leave behind.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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This stunt by Artest is more dangerous to Harden then any of the so called "punches" he attempted to throw at drunk pistons fans in the palace...

I wonder if players will always be looking over their shoulder for Artest... The NBA needs to understand that he is a major liability.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Im afraid their offense will be better without Artest. so wouldn't a better punishment be making him play more minutes?
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:22 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I don't mind him sitting a few games. He's absolute shit, at times, on both ends of the floor.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't mind him sitting a few games. He's absolute shit, at times, on both ends of the floor.
Not recently. He's been playing out of his mind lately. His offence is the best its been since the 2010 championship run. His D on the other hand is the best it's been in years. That dunk he did before he elbowed Harden shows how healthy Metta was. He was not able to jump/run like that last year. Remember that missed lay up against Mavs last postseason in game 4? When he was short on it? He just wasn't healthy last season and was out of shape most of this season. He was finally becoming somewhat consistent.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #31 (permalink)
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You'd get a 10 game if you connected with a hard punch. Artest blindsided a guy with an elbow for no reason, other then to take out one of the opponents best players.

For the Laker fans that actually think this was an accident, I want some of what they're smokin' down there. It's one thing to protect your team with a curtain of deceit, but it's a whole different ballgame to believe what isn't there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:56 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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That didn't look unintentional, lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Unintentional elbow? Are you kidding me? You just bumped into him right before you did it, it's pretty obvious you knew he was there and tried to hurt him you idiot.
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I originally thought a 5 game suspension was the appropriate punishment, but I'd be fine with doubling that number to 10.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I originally thought a 5 game suspension was the appropriate punishment, but I'd be fine with doubling that number to 10.
If all he gets is 10 then there is a problem with this league. I first said 10-15 but anything less then 20 is too lenient.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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If all he gets is 10 then there is a problem with this league. I first said 10-15 but anything less then 20 is too lenient.
I agree. The NBA has to rule this as if it was a punch, not an elbow. As JA Adande pointed out on ESP today, previous suspensions for flagrant elbows have been very minimal (1-3 games). It will be a sham if this is ruled similarly.

Concussions are scary injuries and the hammer has to be dropped on anyone who causes one on a non-basketball play.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #38 (permalink)
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25 games.

If this was a guy like Sessions or Sefolosha delivering the elbow, different story.

This guy is a maniac.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Season. Period. I'd make it lifetime if I thought that was even remotely likely.

Two words for you. Repeat offender. Get this guy out of the game.

The comparisons to hockey are laughable. In the NHL you get 5 minutes for breaking out into an all-out fist fight. In the NBA, you get a suspension. So take the hockey "25 games" template and correct on that scale. The NBA is not supposed to be a violent game.
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