NBA's cowardicedamages playoffs

NBA's cowardicedamages playoffs

There are 8 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 17, 2007, titled NBA's cowardicedamages playoffs. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

I'm mad as heck, and I'm not going to take it anymore. Unfortunately, chances are slim that NBA Commissioner David Stern and NBA hitman Stu Jackson are concerned with what I think.

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#1 May 17, 2007
Preface: I am not a Spurs or Sunds fan...
Jerry Greene has it sompletely backwards. True cowardice would be to give into the media and emotion and to have not suspended Stoudamire and Diaw. With Stoudamire and Diaw on the court, Stern and Co are selling a better product, but a rule's a rule. The NBA is run by lawyers and they know what kind of can they would be opening if they left a rule open to debate.
jack weber


#2 May 17, 2007
I could not agree with you more that it was a terrible punishment especially at tournament time. But by the same token, it should be a wake up signal to everyone down the road and could stop a real situation where someone could really get hurt.
How can you say Horry should not be severely penalized. If this was early in the game, you would probably let it fly with a Technical, but with a few seconds left, it was like watching a Hockey Game. I say good for the Commish, it is time someone stood up and said enough is enough.
Jack weber
p.s. the address that Mr. Green showed in the paper is to long, it will not go thourgh.


#3 May 17, 2007
...Perhaps the circumstances should have alerted the two NBA Coppers to malice aforethought:
...Steve Nash is a key to the Phoenix team's success. He was already injured...Robert Horry played little and did zip in the game. As the final seconds wound down, he attacked the very vulnerable Phoenix quarterback--possibly trying to put him out of the series for good. It's an old football ploy, usually directed at the opposing team's QB...
...Stoudamire had already stated publicly that Duncan's Gang played dirty, and were getting away with it. So, it looks like he was justified in his accusation--and got bounced from Game Five to boot--For running down the sidelines toward his walloped and helpless leader. BigFookenDeal...
...Jerry Greene is correct: Stern and Jackson come off as mindless boobs, kneejerking to an absolute rule in this instance--when they should have done some sleuthing into the evidence instead. But NBA basketball is kind of a mindless game played by bizarrely worshipped multi-millionaires--So, maybe mindless boobs are exactly the kind of twits who should rule the roundball roost...
...Power corrupts, especially jerks like Stern and Jackson...
Jerry Greene


#4 May 18, 2007
Chris -- thanks for the response from California. You're point sounds good but I contend this rule demands interpretation. What is a confrontation? How far from the bench is too far? And they surely were interpreting it earlier in the same game when Duncan wandered onto the court to see if a confrontation was going to start.

Jack -- what address are you talking about. it works. I know because of all the spam I get.

Buck -- I love it when someone writes "jerry greene is correct." doesn't happen nearly often enough.


#5 May 18, 2007
...Well, Jerry--If this check also bounces, I'm gonna hafta toin like the woim unpaid...;-) :-)

Since: Feb 06

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#7 May 19, 2007
I'm mad as heck, and I'm not going to take it anymore.

What is he going to do?
Live And Learn

Cleveland, TX

#8 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.

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#9 May 20, 2007
This series was supposed to be the marquee match up of the playoffs. It seems that the referees could have used some discretion. If this was international soccer, there might have been riots. To pay the prices of going to sporting events, and have them decided in this manner is brutal. If the Spurs win the championship, maybe they can play a Eastern Europeon champion team who might beat them.

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