NBA bruhaha

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by snowbound, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. snowbound

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    A little jail time would cure a lot of those type problems.

    Rudy Tomjanovich (Houston Rockets) was punched in the face while running down the court by another player.
    He had a long recovery.
    To me, that's a crime no matter where it happens.
     
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    Right, this is too much.

    It's about time proffessional atheletes are held accountable by law.

    A little jail time would send a strong message.

    This is becoming all too common place.

    Totally unacceptable.....


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    As for Rudy, he is one of the classiest coaches in the NBA by far, IMHO....

    This, he does not deserve.



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    I would call that the most violent basketball match I've ever seen. Disgusting.
     
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    Fully agree.
    But I fear they have to get rid of that ridiculous system of paying-bail first, to make any jail-time really happen....:doubt: Otherwise all those millionaires just laugh and reach for their change in their back-pockets ....:(
     
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    Now these blokes aren't exactly small either......I'm 6'3" & 240lb and I'd be smaller than some of the guards!....The thought of one of these behemoths ploughing the crowd (over families!) makes me sick.
    Littlebuck.
     
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    That's really scary, it wouldn't take much to have a full scale riot, and with children!!

    What kind of "heroes" are these for our next generation?

    Too much money, and no sense, that's the problem with alot of athletes, and they ACTUALLY talk about taking guys right from high school?? Are they NUTS?? No wonder half the young boys don't think studying is important, they need to see these guys get the same treatment their own big brothers or fathers would get.

    The other sickening part lately, is the PARENTS starting or adding to the fighting in school leagues, it's like we are reverting to "cavemen" attitudes! OK, cavewomen, too! :)

    The only thing that might slow it down, is if the fans just say, "That's enough, we aren't spending our money until you do something about this." Just hope it doesn't take someone really getting hurt to see missing one game to make a point to the owner$ is not the end of the world.

    HMMM, well, it was a thought!
     
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    Could put a cage around them.......like wrestling!
     
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    That basketball match looked more like a WWE wrestling match.
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    That's the other problem, it's all about getting ratings, SHOW-BIZ!! Give me roller derby anyday!! :D
     
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    Good! Now get ready for the lawsuits.
     
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    I want to see assault charges.
     
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    So do i.

    I can't say enough about this, a disgraceful act.


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    Ron Artest has been suspended for the rest of the season =72 games=
    Yes!!
    Indiana's Stephen Jackson was suspended for 30 games and Jermaine O'Neal for 25. Detroit's Ben Wallace - whose shove of Artest after a foul led to the five-minute fracas - drew a six-game ban, while Pacers guard Anthony Johnson got five games.
    Yes and Yes!!
     
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    I am speechless!! :)
     
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    The players union has said this morning that they will appeal the suspensions. :rolleyes:

    Why am i not surprised.....

    Good luck with that. :mad:


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    Yep, Kermit Washington of the Lakers was the sucker-puncher. One of the worst incidents I ever saw in sports. :mad: I believe he received a suspension of just 60 days, which amounted to something like 26 games. He SHOULD have been tossed for a minimum of one year. Rudy suffered through many reconstructive surgeries over the years to repair his shattered face. Ironically, he now coaches the Lakers....

    David Stern, NBA commissioner, had better make the message lound & clear: NEVER AGAIN!!!

    My question still: Where was arena security during this mess? I used to attend Raiduhs' games @ the LA Coliseum back in the 80s. They were known for their drunken, rowdy crowds. LAPD officers would begin filing out of the tunnels & into the stadium toward the end of the 3rd quarter. I saw more than one drunken, belligerent idiot bent over mid-waist after a billy club got his attention. :cool:
     
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    NBA Commish, David Stern, hears all appeals. Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh.... ;)
     
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    Oh really. :D

    Get ready for the crocodile tears. :'(

    Book em David. ;) :D


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    What about some good-old-fashioned TAR & FEATHERIN' ? :cool: :D

    (And bring thát on the air - live - sure bet you get GREAT RATINGS ;) :p )
     
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