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    The funny thing is he apologized too.

    I wonder if he'll appeal, and be able to play tonight? He most CERTAINLY should be able to get that rescinded.

    This is the most ludicrous suspension in the history of the NBA. No doubt.
    I disagree.

    Shaq was interviewed immediately at the conclusion of a televised game. Any moron in a basketball uniform would have a pretty good idea that there was a good chance his interview was being carried live.

    You don't criticize the officiating in a live interview, you don't use the "F" word and you don't act noncaring and belligerent when someone tries to help you cover your butt by reminding you that the telecast is live.

    I think he got exactly what he deserved.

    I just wish he would have been suspended for some other game. I always look forward to playing against Shaq to help gauge the toughness of our interior game, with or without Jermaine.

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    Sold out game...No JO...no Shaq, no, Karl or Kobe...and it's a Monday night

    (bet there will be more than a few "no shows" and tix available.
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    Best thing about this is, all the stupid fans that only seem to come to only Lakers games will be disappointed. Most of them that come every year couldn't even name 2 guys on the Lakers team besides Shaq and Kobe. I hate when we play the Lakers, the crowd roots for the Pacer as long as they have the lead, then if the Lakers take the lead a lot of them jump ship. That doesn't happen with other teams we play.
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    The atmosphere will be more like a preseason game than a regular season game.

    Now with Shaq out, I think the Pacers will probably rest JO if there are any lingering affects from his neck strain at all.

    I would think the remaining Lakers would have to play pretty inspired ball in order to stay close tonight, especially if JO is available.

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    The Lakers still have a FEW things going for them:

    -Slava Medvedenko has become a real player in Malone's absence.

    -Devan George has become a very good shooter.

    -Rick Fox is back and healthy.

    -They still have Gary Payton.

    Without JO, the Pacers should NOT be taking this game for granted. LA is used to playing shorthanded by now.

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    The Lakers still have a FEW things going for them:

    -Slava Medvedenko has become a real player in Malone's absence.

    -Devan George has become a very good shooter.

    -Rick Fox is back and healthy.

    -They still have Gary Payton.

    Without JO, the Pacers should NOT be taking this game for granted. LA is used to playing shorthanded by now.
    Exactly. This will be nothing like a preseason game atmosphere.

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    http://sportsnetwork.com/default.asp...ACN3034533.htm

    Shaq suspended for one game

    New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal was suspended for one game without pay by the league on Monday for using obscene language and publicly criticizing game officials during a live postgame interview.

    The incident occurred following the Lakers' 84-83 win at Toronto on Sunday. O'Neal will miss Monday's contest at Indiana.

    In 30 games this season, O'Neal is averaging 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest.

    02/02 17:03:25 ET

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    I DO feel sorry for the families that may have spent a bunch on this game and maybe it's their only one of the year. We can take it. It could be pretty disappointing to them.
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    http://www.sportsline.com/nba/story/7057194
    "... O'Neal will serve the suspension Monday night, sitting out a game against the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers. It will cost him nearly $295,000...."

    Other links:
    http://www.foxsports.com/content/view?contentId=2108362
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baske...spension_x.htm
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...722EST0341.DTL
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1725490

    I think the doubters can hop off the fence....

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    -They still have Gary Payton.

    Without JO, the Pacers should NOT be taking this game for granted. LA is used to playing shorthanded by now.
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    Default Re: Shaq Suspended For Tonight's Game

    ="beast23Shaq was interviewed immediately at the conclusion of a televised game. Any moron in a basketball uniform would have a pretty good idea that there was a good chance his interview was being carried live.

    You don't criticize the officiating in a live interview, you don't use the "F" word and you don't act noncaring and belligerent when someone tries to help you cover your butt by reminding you that the telecast is live.

    I think he got exactly what he deserved.
    Exactly.

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