Magic's Dwight Howard suspended by NBA

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. Full Story
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David Stern

Orlando, FL

#152 Apr 30, 2009
What do you fans care for anyway? I have already fixed the playoffs so that it's Kobe vs. Lebron in the finals.

Remember, I'm commissioner of the NBA, No Bigs Allowed. Sorry, Dwight.
David Stern

Orlando, FL

#153 Apr 30, 2009
Why do you fans even care? I have already fixed the playoffs so that is Kobe vs. Lebron in the finals. Orlando isn't a big market, I want them out.
Stu Jackson

Orlando, FL

#154 Apr 30, 2009
One of my favorite pastimes is letting players (Dwight) get pounded, have the refs not address the problem, wait for a physical reaction by the player, then suspend him.

Valley Stream, NY

#155 Apr 30, 2009
The difference is — Dwight’s foul should have been a Flagrant 2, immediate ejection (no question, an elbow making contact above shoulder level is explicit in the rules). The rulebook Section 12-B-I-7 clearly states,“If the deliberate elbow contact is above shoulder level, the player will be ejected.” Because he was not ejected, he was suspended. Had he been ejected, he more than likely would not have been suspended (suspensions are not covered in the rulebook).

Rondo’s foul was a borderline Flagrant 1 (no way it was Flagrant 2). If he was issued a flagrant 1, he still would’ve remained in the game. This is why he is not suspended. Additionally, per the rule book 12-A-VII, there is no fine for a Flagrant 1 foul (there is a fine for Flagrant 2’s per 12-A-VII-H)… so calling a retroactive Flagrant 1 is borderline irrelevant.

Furthermore, what does having a play for the ball have to do with a flagrant foul? Nowhere in the rulebook does it mention anything about making a play on the ball???(Section 12-B-IV-A deals with Flagrant 1 fouls, Section 12-B-IV-B deals with Flagrant 2 fouls).

Olla, LA

#157 Apr 30, 2009
absolute joke. Stu jackson is a pawn who cant make a real decision based on truth. Howard wiffed on the elbow, did not connect, no harm, no foul.In the case of this elbow, the game was Not on the line and would not change the outcome. Rondo cold cocks Miller knocking out teeth as he is going in for the very important basket of the game with almost no time left.Miller could not even make a free throw he was hit so hard,yet that HIT is fine. What a joke. Double standards for certain players and teams, as always has been. Stan, you take Foyle, and you put him smack dab in the middle of the paint,camping out like phillys complainers say, and when either andre come through you plant them so hard on their butts,that every bell in their head is ringing,suspension for foyle , oh well.GO MAGIC!
Get A Clue

Wilmington, DE

#158 Apr 30, 2009
What kind of cheese shall I serve with your Whine, Magic fans?

Boo hoo hoo, the game is fixed and the refs hate us...but maybe we'll "magically" still win.

Only a d!khead would pay money or waste time watching a fixed event.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#159 Apr 30, 2009
Get A Clue wrote:
What kind of cheese shall I serve with your Whine, Magic fans?
Boo hoo hoo, the game is fixed and the refs hate us...but maybe we'll "magically" still win.
Only a d!khead would pay money or waste time watching a fixed event.
Someone forgot to take their medicine.

Lady Lake, FL

#160 Apr 30, 2009
Debary, FL
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|Report Abuse |#106 21 hrs ago
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.

Nice one jimbo. You obviously know nothing about basketball. You and Get a Clue need to get a room.
Misery loves company. How bout the MAGIC!!!!



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