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Old 05-09-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Lamar Odom was clearly moving toward Dirk Nowitzki when he hit him, so that wasn't merely a hard pick. I do agree Odom's hit, while intentional, wasn't really out-and-out thuggery like Bynum's foul was. Odom got ejected because things were getting very chippy and tense at that point in the game and he clearly meant to physically run into Nowitzki.
Yeah this is how I saw it too. If it wasn't a blow out in a series ending game, I doubt Odom gets kicked out. You see this in the NHL when a series is over, guys will start taking cheap shots and the refs jump on it to nip it in the but. It clearly wasn't successful though with what Bynum did like a minute later (it might of been the next possesion, it wasn't long after).

So I understand the rationale behind ejecting Odom, but it wasn't even close to the same level of what Bynum did.

 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Yeah this is how I saw it too. If it wasn't a blow out in a series ending game, I doubt Odom gets kicked out. You see this in the NHL when a series is over, guys will start taking cheap shots and the refs jump on it to nip it in the but. It clearly wasn't successful though with what Bynum did like a minute later (it might of been the next possesion, it wasn't long after).

So I understand the rationale behind ejecting Odom, but it wasn't even close to the same level of what Bynum did.
I agree that the Pistons were the worst but yesterday was ridiculous. At least Odom stated he got caught up in it and he was wrong. Bynum showed that he was a piece of garbage. It doesn't matter if the guy was small, it matters that his intent was to hurt him. What a piece of crap! Sore loser!
 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Let me guess, you are 9 years old.

Their leader is a rapist? Shut the hell up

Odom's shot wasn't even cheap, the league, Mavs are all punks so you can't set a hard pick. Bynum was a cheap shot.
Add 50 years to your guess and you'd be correct. The first pro Dallas basketball team I watched in person was the Dallas Chaparrals.

If you don't know what a cheap shot is, now I'm questioning YOUR age, among other things.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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Nah Detroit and Boston are dirtier. Rondo alone injured two guys in one series.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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The Lakers are not the dirtiest team of all time, but Andrew Bynum is definitely a dirty player..

Check out this shot he laid on Michael Beasley earlier this year..


YouTube - Lakers vs Timberwolves Andrew Bynum's Flagrant Foul on Michael Beasley March 18 2011 (HQ)
 
Old 05-09-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Earth
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^ And look at the other Lakers reaction after the play...like 'yeah...and what?!'

They deserved yesterday's ass-kicking.


Edit: On another note, I just read that Kobe got voted onto another first team all-defense. Ridiculous....... he is not an all-NBA first team defender at this stage.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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The NBA playoffs have always been known to get physical. In this case it appeared to be out of frustration. Boys will be boys. Its not any different than baseball players getting beaned for showing up the other team. Benches clear, punches thrown, it happens. The same with football. Unfortunately it just part of the game which happens and will continue to happen in the heat of battle when many times individuals don’t use the best of judgment. Ideally you want teams to win and lose with class and politeness during games, but that will not always be the case. Face it these arent choir boys. And lastly you cant blame the organization for the actions of one or two individuals. Only blame the organization if it happened frequently.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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The NBA playoffs have always been known to get physical. In this case it appeared to be out of frustration. Boys will be boys. Its not any different than baseball players getting beaned for showing up the other team. Benches clear, punches thrown, it happens. The same with football. Unfortunately it just part of the game which happens and will continue to happen in the heat of battle when many times individuals donít use the best of judgment. Ideally you want teams to win and lose with class and politeness during games, but that will not always be the case. Face it these arent choir boys. And lastly you cant blame the organization for the actions of one or two individuals. Only blame the organization if it happened frequently.
This is pretty well said. Obviously Bynum was out of line, but you can tell how many people were just salavating to come on here and talk trash about LAL. I don't think Phil was in Bynums ear saying "take a cheap shot, then whip your shirt off at half court," nor was Jerry Buss or anyone else for that matter.

I read Bynum will be looking at a 10 game suspension to start next season, it is deserved. Acting like everyone in the Laker organization is scum is off base however.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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The NBA is a dirty league period. The league really needs to work on its image before it's too late.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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The NBA is a dirty league period. The league really needs to work on its image before it's too late.
why do you say this? the nba as a whole does a pretty good job. things like "nba cares" and "basketball without borders" are HUGE programs that really only the nba does. you dont see the nfl doing the things the nba does to help out communities.

and before we get into the whole "the nba is full of criminals and thugs" like these things always do, the nba doesnt have a site specifically made to document all the crimes of its players.

NFL Crimes NewsBlog

wow, ELEVEN "crimes committed by nfl players, wives or coaches in the month of april ALONE!
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