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Old 05-05-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default Ron Artest suspended one game for striking Jose Barea

Shouldn't a one game suspension be mandatory for Artest after he clearly intentionally clotheslined Barea late in the game across the head? To my knowledge, any intentional contact above the neck is an automatic suspension. Will Artest be suspended for game 3? Should he be, based on league rules/precedent? Discuss.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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If he's suspended it could be a bad thing for Dallas
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

Well.. it's up to the commissioner (and his team of course). I think he should be suspended for what he did. He hit Barea in the face while he was brining up the ball that's unsportsmanlike conduct and just a nasty move. I like Ron, but he should be suspended for at least 1 game (1 is enough in my opinion).
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

It's all part of the plan. We've been saving Luke Walton for a game like this.

Walton's stat line after game 3: 8 points 3-4 shooting, 2 rebounds, 4 assists. Those are probably Walton's total numbers for the season.
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It was a very unsportsmanlike Foul.
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

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It was a very unsportsmanlike Foul.

I would imagine that Lamar agrees with you.

If Stern wants to help the Lakers he'll suspend Artest. We might even see Odom/Gasol/Bynum at once. Haha
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

we can only hope. might as well suspend shannon brown too for good measure.

can we bring that D league guy that was doing well in the new orleans series back?
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The way he's been playing, Barnes would be an improvement at SF
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

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Shouldn't a one game suspension be mandatory for Artest after he clearly intentionally clotheslined Barea late in the game across the head? To my knowledge, any intentional contact above the neck is an automatic suspension. Will Artest be suspended for game 3? Should he be, based on league rules/precedent? Discuss.

If he's not suspended I'd be straight up amazed.
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hell ebanks would be improvement
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If he's suspended it could be a bad thing for Dallas
If he gets suspended Marion can guard Kobe all game long.

That's good imo.
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check the deperate photographers on the floor,trying to get a snap of it,in vein as they've laid their cameras down
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Default Re: Ron Artest Possible Suspension?

That was just a playoff foul. That was Artest letting a little dude know he can't do that on the court, then the little man did it again.

That's the playoffs. Don't suspend Artest for that. Just keep an eye on him and be quick with the flagrants.
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