Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
I fully agree with the suspensions, there is no reason for these players to jump into the stands. They are PROFESSIONAL athletes and they are expected to act like PROFESSIONALS even when some losers in the crowd decide to cause problems.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
I think its about time that Stern and the NBA finally start coming down hard on actions like this. Maybe if they would take similar actions against all the blunt burners and wannabe gangsters, the NBA could actually turn back into a great game.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
IMO the suspensions were completely fair and deserved...there is no excuse for jumping into the crowd no matter what the circumstances are Well it looks like Artest can take all the time he wants to rest now from his album...
Yea! how ironic...two weeks ago he was moaning about how he wants a month off to promote his album, now he has an entire season
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
I agree with the suspensions, however, neither side can go unpunished. I hope those fans involved in the fight get the heck prosecuted out of themselves also to demonstrate to both sides that excellent sportsmanship is paramount in professional sports (DUH!!!).
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
I think part of the suspension on Artest was "accumulated" shit from all the crap he's done over the last few years. The NBA has fined him, suspended him, and warned him about his behavior, apperently the message hasn't gotten through that head of his, which, obviously is short one human brain.
Too bad they didn't tell that jackass "you're gone for good ,and don't bother ever coming back." At the least I hope Indiana releases him at the end of the year. Despite his on-court talent, his off-court crap isn't worth the problem.
One team that made out fantastically in this sad affair was the Cavaliers, who, going into today, were only a half game behind Indiana.
Indiana, a favorite out of the East, is toast for this year, now.
Dash8king From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
I think its actually good for the NBA. I always hear my hockey buddies calling bball players pussies and what not, I think this can actually help the NBA. However I think the whole thing is stupid and the suspensions are worth it.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
I think its actually good for the NBA. I always hear my hockey buddies calling bball players pussies and what not, I think this can actually help the NBA.
There's NOTHING in this that is good, except with how quickly and decisively the NBA brass dealt with it. The rest of it, you can tell the Hockey idiots, who thinks fighting is a good thing in sports, to go watch an NHL game.
The NHL needs to get rid of the violence, just as the other sports' too. I've always felt those jackasses who think that a brawl every time there's a hockey game is a good thing, need to get a life.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
I'm pissed that Stephen Jackson didn't get tossed for the entire season as well. He looked like a Viking in a berserker rage in the stands!! Un-freaking believable. And the fact that Jermaine O'Neal assaulted a fan and isn't suspended for the season blows my mind as well.
As for the fans, I hope some harsh punishments are brought on them as well. Many of them carried out assault and should be rightfully charged by law for their actions and dealt with.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1385 times:
The problem here is that the NBA has too many talented-but-lazy, unprofessional, richer-than-ever thug divas unable to decide if they want to be athletes or hip-hop stars. All three of the Pacer players should have been banned for the entire season.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!