Originally Posted by Godfather
So Ray Allen clenched his fist, and threw his elbow...all while trying to push?
Alright, I'll try to clarify. He clenched his fist in anger when he was thrown/he fell down (whatever perception you like to think). Ray Allen doesn't want to throw the punch, though, since most players push first, so he's going to decide to push Varejao; thus he was going to unclench his fist and push. Here's where it's hard for me to try to give you the right words without confusing what I initially mean: Since you can't push a person well with the fingers facing the floor, he has to move his elbow vertically, turn it at an angle so that his fingers are pointed up into the sky to push effectively.\
BUT...this couldn't happen
because Varejao was already too CLOSE to Ray Allen, so the result ended in an elbow to the nuts.
EDIT: Hopefully you understand what I'm trying to get at here.
I'm not trying to persuade your opinions about the shot. I'm merely stating my opinion on what I think about this situation. You can think what you want.
Originally Posted by OneMoreSucka
People who don't want to fight tend to push first.
Which is exactly my point that Ray Allen was TRYING to push Varejao, but due to the distance between the two, Varejao got the nut shot instead.