Stoudemire, Diaw draw suspensions

Stoudemire, Diaw draw suspensions

There are 67 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 16, 2007, titled Stoudemire, Diaw draw suspensions. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Phoenix All-Star center Amare Stoudemire and teammate Boris Diaw were suspended Tuesday for one game for leaving the bench after Robert Horry's flagrant foul of Steve Nash in Game 4 of the Suns' Western ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Indianapolis Star.

Cowboy

United States

#21 May 17, 2007
Gallant is the best word to describe the Phoenix Suns performance last night. They came out and gave it their all and as a basketball fan I have to respect that. However, that fact that some of you are calling the San Antonio Spurs dirty, etc., etc. need to understand that the Suns are no angels either. Steve Nash did a lot of grabbing and holding last night that should have been called but for unknown reasons were obviously overlooked by the referees. The way I see it is: these are the playoff, players play harder and hard fouls occur more frequently than in the regular season. We sit here blaming David Stern for ruling that Robert Horry, Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw sit out Game 5. So before you open you mouth to start the argument that Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen should have been included, you need to read and comprehend the rules. On the flipside, NBA players are grown men, their intelligence is above average and they understand the rules, so why not abide by them. Personally, if it had been Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen sitting out so be it, rules are rules.

If you ran a red light and got caught, would you be ticketed?

Since: Feb 06

Location hidden

#22 May 17, 2007
Ruined again wrote:
Stern aka Hitler has found a way to mess up the league again. Its funny Duncan stepped on the floor in a similar incident a few days ago and did not draw a suspension but this non incident ruined the last good series left in these playoffs. no one man should have absolute rule over any organization. his explanation yesterday was a joke. Bowen has kneed Nash, stepped on Stoudamire's achilles, and kicked Nash in the face and has yet to draw a suspension. Two players take a couple of steps on the court and he claims he can't make a judgement call. With his league already struggling to keep fans interested you would think he would have used common sense.
I guess everybody forgot Manu nearly getting his eye poked out in game 3 with no foul, oh, I am sorry, that was a flop.

Since: Feb 06

Location hidden

#23 May 17, 2007
Cowboy wrote:
Gallant is the best word to describe the Phoenix Suns performance last night. They came out and gave it their all and as a basketball fan I have to respect that. However, that fact that some of you are calling the San Antonio Spurs dirty, etc., etc. need to understand that the Suns are no angels either. Steve Nash did a lot of grabbing and holding last night that should have been called but for unknown reasons were obviously overlooked by the referees. The way I see it is: these are the playoff, players play harder and hard fouls occur more frequently than in the regular season. We sit here blaming David Stern for ruling that Robert Horry, Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw sit out Game 5. So before you open you mouth to start the argument that Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen should have been included, you need to read and comprehend the rules. On the flipside, NBA players are grown men, their intelligence is above average and they understand the rules, so why not abide by them. Personally, if it had been Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen sitting out so be it, rules are rules.
If you ran a red light and got caught, would you be ticketed?
I just hope Tim doesn't get caught laughing on the bench again like he did against Dallas

“Is It Football Season Yet?!!”

Since: Apr 07

DC

#24 May 17, 2007
Robert Newell wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess everybody forgot Manu nearly getting his eye poked out in game 3 with no foul, oh, I am sorry, that was a flop.
Wow, so the refs gave us a call! How many times has "Dirty Bruce" grabbed and pulled Nash on his drives and not have it called?

Since: Feb 06

Location hidden

#25 May 17, 2007
CyberThug3000 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, so the refs gave us a call! How many times has "Dirty Bruce" grabbed and pulled Nash on his drives and not have it called?
My point is the refs can't see everything. It has a lot to do with who is broadcasting the game. If I watch FSW of FOX SA, they show a lot of bad calls that harm SA, If I watch on a station that is pro the other team, it is just opposite. If Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry are dedicated to hurting other players, they aren't doing a very good job. Please show me when either has taken someone out of the game. BTW, watch Stoudemire in game 6 and see how many times he has a grip on Duncan's Jersey. It is just part of the game. The Suns and the Spurs are two of the cleanest teams in the league.

“Is It Football Season Yet?!!”

Since: Apr 07

DC

#26 May 18, 2007
Robert Newell wrote:
<quoted text>
My point is the refs can't see everything. It has a lot to do with who is broadcasting the game. If I watch FSW of FOX SA, they show a lot of bad calls that harm SA, If I watch on a station that is pro the other team, it is just opposite. If Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry are dedicated to hurting other players, they aren't doing a very good job. Please show me when either has taken someone out of the game. BTW, watch Stoudemire in game 6 and see how many times he has a grip on Duncan's Jersey. It is just part of the game. The Suns and the Spurs are two of the cleanest teams in the league.
I don't have a problem w/ the holds and grabs and such, unless it's blatant (as in some of the Bowen/Nash "non-fouls"). It's the knee to the nuts, the kick to the shin, and the unnecessary body-block that has Suns' fans riled up. Just because they haven't succeeded in taking out one of our players doesn't mean they're not trying to! Personally, I don't picture the Spurs as a dirty squad but Bowen has definitely cemented himself in that mold. Horry, not as much, but he'll be hated in PHX forever, I'm sure!
Show Time

Los Angeles, CA

#27 May 18, 2007
CyberThug3000 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have a problem w/ the holds and grabs and such, unless it's blatant (as in some of the Bowen/Nash "non-fouls"). It's the knee to the nuts, the kick to the shin, and the unnecessary body-block that has Suns' fans riled up. Just because they haven't succeeded in taking out one of our players doesn't mean they're not trying to! Personally, I don't picture the Spurs as a dirty squad but Bowen has definitely cemented himself in that mold. Horry, not as much, but he'll be hated in PHX forever, I'm sure!
Cyber dont know if you read a reply I wrote to you in another thread similiar to this one, I felt it was unfair and im a lakers fan dont like either team, I felt tim duncan should have been suspended if your gonna go exactly by the rule, or just not suspend anyone maybe just horry, but I think they should change this for sure and just give out extra heavy fines for stepping away fromt he bench, if the spurs win this series theres always gonna be a question of what if, seriously I think the whole thing sucks im just putting myself in your place for a moment and I know I how pissed I would be, I think kobe suspensions were crap this year, and I saw other players do the same exact thing and they didnt get suspeneded for that, stern has to go!! hes a fat bastard that never picked up a ball in his life so he doesnt understand the drama that goes on when your playing, probably was some fat little kid that never got picked in the playgrounds trying to get his revenge over time.
Disgusted and DONE

Canada

#28 May 18, 2007
this suspension was complete **** ****. The spurs managed to steal homecourt advantage. However, I still believe in the Suns, and knowing Amare, he will not be passive. Also, Stern, if your reading this, why don't you just hand the Spurs the Championship on a platter. It would be less obvious.
Show Time

Los Angeles, CA

#30 May 18, 2007
Tolerance wrote:
<quoted text>
Ths suspension was justified. The rule is the rule. It doesnt matter if its a good rule or not. What matters is what the rule is. They both came off the bench during an altercation. That means a 1 game suspension, no if, ands, or buts about it.
all im saying is if you go by "the rule" then duncan gets suspended as well.
Stop Crying

Dallas, TX

#31 May 18, 2007
Is the crying done now or will the Suns cry a little more? I have never seen so much crying from one team....ever.
sunstothefinish

Tucson, AZ

#32 May 18, 2007
Stop Crying wrote:
Is the crying done now or will the Suns cry a little more? I have never seen so much crying from one team....ever.
well maybe you should wipe the come out of your retarded incested eyeballs.
Birdness

San Antonio, TX

#34 May 18, 2007
Maybe this will give you something else to cry about....."LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS.....YOUR PHOENIX SUNS HAVE LEFT THE PLAYOFFS" HAHAHAHAHA

Since: Feb 06

Location hidden

#35 May 19, 2007
Show Time wrote:
<quoted text>
all im saying is if you go by "the rule" then duncan gets suspended as well.
I beg to differ. If you look at the replay, Bell was attacking Horry ( An Altercation) when Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw left the bench, and had to be held back by coaches and team mates. There was no altercation going on when Tim got up.
Big Taco

Sacramento, CA

#36 May 19, 2007
I live in Sacramento and until now Kings fans and players have been the biggest crybabies in the league. The bottom line is that the Suns played some terrible ball in some key stretches. Defense wins championships and the Suns don't play defense well or often enough to win a title. The suspensions were unfortunate but they were justified. The rule is clear, leave the bench and you're out one game. Why should they been given an exception? Because it was a good series? Show some maturity and learn to play defense. Anyone could get 60 wins out of that lineup but you want to win championships not 60 games in the regular season. You had all your guys in game one at home and lost and you had all your guys in game 6 and got smoked. Stop crying already. Is there any good fishing in Phoenix?
Show Time

Monterey Park, CA

#37 May 19, 2007
Robert Newell wrote:
<quoted text>
I beg to differ. If you look at the replay, Bell was attacking Horry ( An Altercation) when Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw left the bench, and had to be held back by coaches and team mates. There was no altercation going on when Tim got up.
Oh well im a lakers fan I couldnt care less about either of the teams, I didnt care who won, im just saying the rules state you cant leave the bench and go on to the court, I agree bell should have been suspended, it should have been bell and horry.
Suns Fan

AOL

#38 May 19, 2007
All you SA fanatic idiots here who keep bashing on the Suns and on what WE believe is horribly unfair, all we are saying is that the rules are wrong. It should be canned/rewritten. Specially when the aggressor team benefits(whatever team it may be)the outcome. It is a fact. SA benefitted from what one of their teammates has illegally done. And if they win the championship? then they won a tainted trophy. See you all next year and F*** Horry, bastard screwed up everthing. I wish he did stepped out of his hotel while on game 5. He would have felt the local weather and then some...
lakers355s

San Clemente, CA

#39 May 20, 2007
Suns Fan wrote:
All you SA fanatic idiots here who keep bashing on the Suns and on what WE believe is horribly unfair, all we are saying is that the rules are wrong. It should be canned/rewritten. Specially when the aggressor team benefits(whatever team it may be)the outcome. It is a fact. SA benefitted from what one of their teammates has illegally done. And if they win the championship? then they won a tainted trophy. See you all next year and F*** Horry, bastard screwed up everthing. I wish he did stepped out of his hotel while on game 5. He would have felt the local weather and then some...
come on now, the spurs still would have beaten the suns in the series. san antonio pretty much dominates the suns year after year after year after year... etc

any suns fans have opinions on trades/changing the suns lineup? or should they just keep their current offensive-minded roster?
Birdness

San Antonio, TX

#40 May 20, 2007
Tainted Trophy? Tainted Trophy? I really don't see the point in that term. Is it just because of the Horry foul and obvious super flop job from Nash...or what? I would imagine that all you Spurs bashers and Suns Lovers would accept the so called "Tainted Trophy" now wouldn't you? In a nutshell losers your Suns CHOKED, it happened, it's over, it's finished....dry your tears, get over it and move on. Believe me when I tell you...it happened to the Spurs and Spurs fans many, many many times in the past.
Live And Learn

Cleveland, TX

#41 May 20, 2007
Amare & the whole Suns team know the rules about leaving the bench.
So much so, that they tried to deliver the biggest loaf of BS via Amare at the post game interviews after game 4. No one believed Amare's "just getting ready to check into the game" lie.
The decision of the Suns to put aside their integrity, something that Pop and every single Spurs player would never do, cost the Suns their honor.
Amare do the right thing and apologize to the whole NBA and especially your team and fans for a lapse in judgment and maturity. That goes for you to Boris.
Apologize to the NBA for thinking yourself and your team above the rules, apologize to your team for your lack of leadership and maturity and finally apologize to your fans who you let down and turned into the most dirtiest fans in the NBA.
Honor and integrity should be the Suns motto going forward.
Cowboy

United States

#42 May 20, 2007
Suns Fan wrote:
All you SA fanatic idiots here who keep bashing on the Suns and on what WE believe is horribly unfair, all we are saying is that the rules are wrong. It should be canned/rewritten. Specially when the aggressor team benefits(whatever team it may be)the outcome. It is a fact. SA benefitted from what one of their teammates has illegally done. And if they win the championship? then they won a tainted trophy. See you all next year and F*** Horry, bastard screwed up everthing. I wish he did stepped out of his hotel while on game 5. He would have felt the local weather and then some...
I consider myself a fan and as such Iíve made it a point not bash on opposing teams and their fans, however to think that the Phoenix Suns could have beaten the San Antonio Spurs in the best of seven is assertory ridiculous. With or without Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw in the lineup the Spurs just simply have too much firepower in their arsenal.

To the Phoenix Suns fans, I truly wish that the incidents that happened could be erased, unfortunately, this is an impossible undertaking. I can only say that the Suns performance throughout the playoffs against the Spurs was admirable.

To all others, stop displaying your own idiocy by making threats!! Everyone knows that Robert Horry had to have stepped in and out of his hotel room, how else would one explain his arrival back to San Antonio from Phoenix?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Boris Diaw Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News San Antonio Spurs Have Driven Dallas Mavericks ... (May '14) May '14 Tim 5
News 2013 NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spur... (Jun '13) Jun '13 Peter Griffin21 2
News NBA Finals Preview, Prediction: Miami Heat vs S... (Jun '13) Jun '13 Ginobili 2
News Tim Duncan stays with Spurs for 3 more years (Jul '12) Jul '12 Ginobili 2
News Spurs aim to take commanding 3-0 lead over Jazz (May '12) May '12 Anonymous 1
News Surging San Antonio Spurs top Cleveland Cavaliers (Apr '12) Apr '12 Split Lickety 1
News Bobcats Beat Warriors 112-100 (Jan '12) Jan '12 dfgb 2
More from around the web