Why is no one talking about this?
That's why I wasn't interested in Smith when we had a chance to get him.
Gosh I can't stand that tool.
***** christ what in the hell could possibly provoke that kind of reaction
How was he not suspended for that? Sefolosha could have seriously gotten hurt.
It's cuz he's on the Knicks. And melo is out. NBA wants them to win.
I'm starting to wonder if some one has to get permanent damage from a concussion before the NBA gets serious about these kinds of incidents. Head hunting has become more prevalent in the last 2-3 years, imo. Basketball is going to strange to watch with the players wearing boxing helmets, but that seems to be the direction the NBA is heading.
If Roy Hibbert gets suspended for a shove to the chest, and JR Smith gets away with a blow to the head then why even review incidents? Smith is an immature tool who will be a perennial loser on that playoff fodder Knicks team of overpaid contracts.
"I've got an idea--an idea so smart that my head would explode if I even began to know what I'm talking about." - Peter Griffin
Did the ref call the foul On the OKC player or was it another worthless "double foul" outcome? Smith is a punk.
Not being talked about because there wasn't any contact. If there was, it would be huge because he probably would have knocked Sefalosha unconscious.
That would have been nasty if he had connected. Not to mention the reaction by OKC would have made the "brawl" we had against Golden State look like a game of tag. It is stuff like this that gives the league a bad name and why it needs to be dealt with strongly.
Doesn't a thrown punch warrant a game suspension, regardless of whether or not it connects? Not sure why this would be any different, especially considering that he was obviously aiming at the back of someone's head, which means the guy didn't even see it coming.
I hope the league reviews this and takes some kind if action on it.
Adam Silver has got some work to do this off-season. He needs to clean the officiating up. There is no Consistency. There are obvious calls being missed and obvious penalty's being over looked because its TV. The game will suffer when the hardcore fans get fed up with these types of double standards. I'm surprised none of these so called Journalists have latched on this to aspect of the NBA. Because it has been very noticeable this season.
Same type of play...equals an ejection if teams nobody cares about?
Edit, this clip is a few years old, but I thought it was a good example.
Last edited by graphic-er; 03-09-2013 at 03:10 PM.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
Him and Jordan Crawford = garbage. Sweet, you're a "scorer" off the bench. Scorer=black hole that jacks up 15-20 shots a game in 25 minutes, making about 40%. Ugh.
Looks like it connected to me. At the same time, it doesn't look like it connected. It must have been a glancing blow because his head definitely moves as if it connected.
Nah, he missed, the connection is a reaction flinch to me. But he threw it with the intent to hit and he threw it really hard. There is such a gulf of difference between what David Lee (forget Hibbert even) did and this it's not even funny. The NBA has clearly shown favoritism to some of its darlings when it comes time to punish them for aggressive physical behavior or flopping. The Miami series said it all last year, but the Ibaka and Smith plays in the weeks after the Hibbert/Lee suspension just spit in the face of any observant fan.
I think there are a lot of good refs, hard working and well intentioned refs. But Stern and his office are as biased as it gets and don't even bother to hide it.