Magic's Dwight Howard suspended by NBA

Magic's Dwight Howard suspended by NBA

There are 148 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 29, 2009, titled Magic's Dwight Howard suspended by NBA. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard watches the scoreboard in the final minute of Game 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA playoffs at Amway Arena on Tuesday.

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Dave

Tavares, FL

#132 Apr 30, 2009
PhillySteve wrote:
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Then you need glasses idiot.
I think he was saying he had not seen the video yet. But you called him an idiot... nice job there, I'm sure your mom would be proud.
Ralphy

Oviedo, FL

#133 Apr 30, 2009
I think that Gortat will have a big game tonight. He has shown flashes of great ability this season. If he can get 10 and 10 along with Turk and Lewis knoking down some 3's the Magic will get a victory.

This will also be a big test for J.J. tonight with CLee out. He needs to make the best of this oppurtunity and hit his shots tonight!!!
marko

Orlando, FL

#134 Apr 30, 2009
but nba lets teams hack and hack and hack dwight howard all the time and does nothing,just like shaq was always hacked and hacked!! but if dwight gets a little physical,he's suspended...nba is bias!!!
PhillySteve

United States

#135 Apr 30, 2009
Allen wrote:
Tony Dileo is cry baby, way to complain now that you know the sixers are going to loose 2-6 like they did to pistons last year
loose 2-6??? Do you mean lose in 6 dummy?

P.S.: All Stan Van Sloppy (aka Ron Jeremy, aaka Paul Bearer) does is cry.
richard

Miami, FL

#136 Apr 30, 2009
You're right...the first foul wasn't called, only the 2nd one...while the ref's jobs are tough, in a physical series like this, they MUST be looking at the big men in the middle...Poetic justice tonite as Gortat gets 15 and 12!!!
jpenny

Mays Landing, NJ

#137 Apr 30, 2009
boohoo they are picking on poor little dh, what a cheap shot throwing an elbow at his head. if the refs did their job he would have been thrown out of the game immediately.Great player with a 10cent coach running the show.
marko wrote:
but nba lets teams hack and hack and hack dwight howard all the time and does nothing,just like shaq was always hacked and hacked!! but if dwight gets a little physical,he's suspended...nba is bias!!!
magic

Orlando, FL

#138 Apr 30, 2009
i call should have been made right then. if ref would have seen it. you cannot go back and change the call. there are so many of them in nba critical game winning play .no one went back and changed it. this playoff looke at the bos/chi game there r palys where players should be suspended but no one did. why magic is the only one getting punished??????????
doc river

Orlando, FL

#139 Apr 30, 2009
It is time petrus to be tuff along with AJ, battie, . We all know lewis is going to give up and get some cheap fouls and sit in the bench. he is done for season he thinks he has already done huge favor for magic. Don't belive me watch the game tonight................
The_Obvious

Lake Mary, FL

#140 Apr 30, 2009
PhillySteve wrote:
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Then you need glasses idiot.
Is that really necessary?
Jim

Lake Mary, FL

#141 Apr 30, 2009
After compiling all the data, working through all my computations, and crunching every available number I have predicted that the Magic MAY loose by a slight margin in game 6 but if that is the case will still win the series.

You heard it here first!
Get A Clue

Wilmington, DE

#142 Apr 30, 2009
Howard is a professional athlete.
He chose to break a well-known rule, and now he's paying the piper.
If he were a team player he'd ignore the bs and just play.
You win games by scoring more points than the other team, not by elbowing them in the head to earn an automatic suspension during the playoffs.
What a moron.
Need a clue

Lake Mary, FL

#143 Apr 30, 2009
Get A Clue wrote:
Howard is a professional athlete.
He chose to break a well-known rule, and now he's paying the piper.
If he were a team player he'd ignore the bs and just play.
You win games by scoring more points than the other team, not by elbowing them in the head to earn an automatic suspension during the playoffs.
What a moron.
I would LOVE to see you deal with the abuse that Dwight gets for just 10 minutes and then say that. You are either biased or just have no clue what you are talking about. Moron.
mdt2315

New York, NY

#144 Apr 30, 2009
This suspension is bs no matter what the written rule states. If they are going to follow this rule word for word then I guess they are going to follow all the rules word by word that they normally disregard. What a bunch of NBA bs. I am becoming more and more convinced that these things are fixed to a certain extent. The magics ownership should be furious and the devos family should be screaming in the ear of stern right now. What about all the flagrant fouls committed on a nightly basis against howard? I guess those dont count because he is too big and strong. The opposition must try and pull him to the floor with out making a play on the ball 3 to 4 times every game. Sometimes they arent even called as fouls. So give a break with this crap that this is what the rule states. They hardly follow the rule book most nights. Again what a bunch of f'ing bs.
AAAARRRRGGHH

Orlando, FL

#145 Apr 30, 2009
The NBA is a joke! A complete joke. It's about as bad as professional wrestling.

The league has storylines that they want to see played out. Cavs/Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals... Lakers vs. one of those teams in the NBA Finals.
Dwight suspended, Rondo plays on - it's SO clear what is going on here. Rondo drew friggin' BLOOD and doesn't even get a technical or a flagrant.
I don't disagree that Dwight should have gotten a suspension. But PLEASE!!!! Rondo gets off scott free??? Let's at least TRY to maintain the appearance of fairness and impartiality.

David Stern sucks, the NBA is so rigged.
I hope Battie, Gortat, Pietrus and co. whip the 7-Sissies tonight and foil this plot.
Get A Clue

Wilmington, DE

#146 Apr 30, 2009
Need a clue wrote:
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I would LOVE to see you deal with the abuse that Dwight gets for just 10 minutes and then say that. You are either biased or just have no clue what you are talking about. Moron.
I'll type this slowly so even you understand it. I'm not a professional baseketball player who is paid millions of dollars to play a game and to follow the rules of that game.
I'm smart enough to know I wouldn't last 1 minute on an NBA court. That's probably--and I could be wrong here--why there aren't many middle-aged short chubby white guys in the league. But the next time you wish to make a point by using a non-sequitur, go right ahead. You can't play in the NBA either, but you're really funny when you try to talk like an adult.
Longtimefan

Jacksonville, FL

#147 Apr 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
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Please tell me that was an exaggeration or a joke. Dwight made a great play on the ball, and Lee just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Are you saying Dwight should not be aggressive? That's how he became defensive player of the year, remember?
Maybe alittle exaggerated, but D.H has been rough on our own players. Not only has he hit C.Lee but also Pietrus and turk in just this series. Remember during the season both Lee and Nelson missed time due to D.H hitting them in practice. And now a game. Plus D.H didn't even go over to help them off the floor!! I don't know man. I love him as a player but he seems alittle self centered at times.
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#148 Apr 30, 2009
Sentinel is reporting that Courtney Lee will miss the rest of the series. That's not good but we should be able to get it closed without him.
Observer

Spring Hill, FL

#149 Apr 30, 2009
Zero wrote:
The weird part about this is if he doesn't do anything, he gets labeled soft because he lets the other teams bigs push him around without doing anything about it.
He shows some toughness and people say he has to grow up. Next time he just needs to put Miller or Iguodala on the floor the next time they go to the basket.
Cheap shots don't demostrate toughness. Howard needs to mature and stop being a whiner. Cheap shots and whining only hurt his team. He has great talent and he should let the development of that talent speak for itself.
David Lee

Orlando, FL

#150 Apr 30, 2009
Jim wrote:
After compiling all the data, working through all my computations, and crunching every available number I have predicted that the Magic MAY loose by a slight margin in game 6 but if that is the case will still win the series.
You heard it here first!
Bout time you saw the truth. But I still think the Magic can win tonight. It will take a crap load of effort though
David Lee

Orlando, FL

#151 Apr 30, 2009
Jim wrote:
Folks there is no sense even watching the game tomorrow night.
It will be a layup drill for the Sixers who will get to the basket at will.
Iguodala, Miller, and Young will all have big nights folks.
Look for Philly to come out with a lot of fire and emotion while the Magic will be quick to back down and treat it like a regular season game.
The Magic will not reach 80 points in this one folks.
Final score should be Philadelphia 94 Magic 77.
Jim, I guess you don't realize that you are helping matters for the magic. Thank you for the prediction because that means we will win tonight. That's right, you heard it here first folks; Magic win tonight because Jim said they lose!!!! Look for a solid effort from Tony and Marcin, and at around 30 attempts for the 3 ball at around 35% to win this one!!

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