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    That cameraman should've known not to touch Francis's stuff. If he just would've kept his meathooks off, none of this would've happened......
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    Only 3 games???? I think Ron should talk with Stern again!!
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    Weak.

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    Portland/ Bobcats/ Bobcats.

    That's not really even three games...
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    Bull! Anyone want to tell me there's no conspiracy now?

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    I'm furious!!!

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    There HAD to be some kind of mitigating circumstance......I'd like to read the full report.

    I was thinking 7 games minimum, simply because Francis didn't have Rodman's history.

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    Wow....unreal
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    3 games? Boy, I wonder what the pre-brawl Ron would have got for that stunt Stern, you are a disgrace. Franchise deserves at least 5 games off......
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    Does anyone remember how many games Ron got when he broke the HDTV camera at MSG? Wasn't it longer than 3?

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    LMAO they took more time to make a suspension on this **** then they did with the brawl, good job Stern you just continue to amaze me.

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    Is there a video of this. Has anyone seen it.

    Without a video I have little idea what happened

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    Is there a video of this. Has anyone seen it.

    Without a video I have little idea what happened
    I think I have seen some footage, but don't actually see the cameraman getting kicked.

    Basically, Francis falls behind the basket, and comes near the photographer, although the camera recording only shows Francis.

    The camera shows Francis sitting there on the ground, and kind of kicks his legs (into what I'm assuming is the cameraman) and you can see him utter some 'friendly' words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicRat
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    That cameraman should've known not to touch Francis's stuff. If he just would've kept his meathooks off, none of this would've happened......
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    David Stern is a biased, egotistical little ***.

    That is all.

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    Bull! Anyone want to tell me there's no conspiracy now?
    I kind of always assumed it would be something like 3 games. Unless you're someone like Artest or Rodman and you throw a punch at a player you get 1-2 games. Three games for kicking a camerman (I'm not even sure he actually made contact) seems right to me.

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    I kind of always assumed it would be something like 3 games. Unless you're someone like Artest or Rodman and you throw a punch at a player you get 1-2 games. Three games for kicking a camerman (I'm not even sure he actually made contact) seems right to me.
    I was under the impression that Stern wanted to "clean up" the NBA. He made an example out of Ron, that you don't go into the stands. By letting Francis slide with a love tap is no deterent for future incidents.
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    I was under the impression that Stern wanted to "clean up" the NBA. He made an example out of Ron, that you don't go into the stands. By letting Francis slide with a love tap is no deterent for future incidents.
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    I've always thought the league was lenient on this type of thing as a quiet admission that they let the camera guys position themselves too close to the playing court.

    From what I understand, Francis was wrong but its not like he went looking for this guy to kick him.
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    I've always thought the league was lenient on this type of thing as a quiet admission that they let the camera guys position themselves too close to the playing court.

    From what I understand, Francis was wrong but its not like he went looking for this guy to kick him.
    He was at least looking AT the guy WHILE kicking him.

    I don't think it was an accident.

    My close proximity to someone at a game doesn't give them the right to behave in a violent manner towards me.

    Can anyone provide a comprehensive list of the # of days Ron was suspended for each infraction leading up to the season-long ban? How many games for flagrants? How many games for fighting? Throwing the camera? I'd appreciate it.

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    Some of those pricks also have a tendency to grab a player's legs when he tried to get up/ get back on the court.

    All I'm saying is that they (camera guys) don't have a very good reputation with the players.

    I'm not excusing what Francis did, just explaining why I'm not necessarily surprised the punishment is lighter than many of you wanted/ expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay@Section204
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    Some of those pricks also have a tendency to grab a player's legs when he tried to get up/ get back on the court.

    All I'm saying is that they (camera guys) don't have a very good reputation with the players.

    I'm not excusing what Francis did, just explaining why I'm not necessarily surprised the punishment is lighter than many of you wanted/ expected.
    Wow, this is wild. Not only do the players have to worry about rowdy fans but cut-throat camera people as well.

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    Three games is hardly a deterrent. I don't know how many he should get, but three is isn't enough.
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    You know Ron Artest has made some bad choices and should have followed the example of Francis. See If only Ron would have kicked a camera man instead of destroying a camera he would have been better off. Can't remember the exact game but Ron was suspended a complete game for starting to run on the court but immediately realized his mistake and returned to the bench. Yes the NBA is doing a great job of letting Ron Artest know what is acceptable by example.

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