Originally Posted by Erathia
Dwight obviously pulls that elbow away from Dalembert, it looks like more of a warning shot; also, Dalembert is obviously elbowing Dwight in the back and then pushes him. I think if there was going to be a punishment it should have been an ejection at that point. A later punishment after looking at replays is poor judgement by the NBA.
P.S. In the old NBA, this type of play was an every game occurrence for Karl Malone and he was never penalized in any way. New NBA rules are too soft.
Then if Players would be allowed to do all of this stuff unbridled the players would be accused of being classless 'Street Thugs'
Especially with the bias against younger players today.
The League has learned from the Rudy T incident/others. They don't won't to see anythng like that happen again.
It's the right thing for the long term health & overall image of the league.