Lakers take issue with Blazers' video...

Lakers take issue with Blazers' video highlighting Ariza foul

There are 14 comments on the LA Daily News story from Apr 12, 2009, titled Lakers take issue with Blazers' video highlighting Ariza foul. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The NBA will investigate the pregame video shown Friday night by the Portland Trail Blazers, which included footage of Lakers forward Trevor Ariza's flagrant foul on Portland's Rudy Fernandez, a league spokesman confirmed Saturday.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at LA Daily News.


Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 12, 2009

Portland, OR

#3 Apr 12, 2009
Incite? That video had no impact on the crowd. That foul was on everyone's mind already. Maybe what shouldn't be done is to hit someone on the head when they have a breakaway layup when you are behind by 30 points.

Portland, OR

#4 Apr 12, 2009
I was at both the game in which Rudy was injured, and this game, the replay did nothing to incite me. I remember what happened, we booed Ariza, which LA fans would have done too. No one wanted him injured, or wanted blood. We did let him know what we thought of what he did.

As for the video, it may have been wrong, but it did nothing to incite the crowd further.

We already have a thing about beating LA, more than any team in the league, the crowd will always be amped.
Big Q

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Apr 12, 2009
Laker Nation has spewed since the Rudy foul that it was just a "hard foul," and that Ariza did not try to intentionally injure Rudy. The league agreed by not suspending or fining Ariza for the hit. So by default every one except Portland fans have accepted the fact that this is a non issue, correct? If so, how could a non issue incite a crowd? To think Phil and Laker fans would be concerned about a video of a hard foul inciting a crowd is laughable.
Kobe-s special boy friend

Longview, WA

#6 Apr 12, 2009
Did Philwee get his feewings hut? The Lakers lose because they saw a video of themselves? Pathetic.

Portland, OR

#7 Apr 12, 2009
Maybe the Lakers have to relize that there is a new force to contend with ..... THE PORTLAND TRAILBLAZER hav arrived. Wait till the playoffs......

United States

#8 Apr 12, 2009
i cant believe they pay those blazer's announcers for the job they do. they sound like complete idiots with no brain.

United States

#9 Apr 12, 2009
what are the blazers gonna do come playoff time and when they have to play at staples?

wait i'll answer that for you. they'll do what the former blazers have done at staples. LOSE!
i wonder if they still remember that 4th qtr up by 15 and alley oop to shaq sllllaaaaaam dunk.


United States

#10 Apr 12, 2009
lakers are 1st. where do the blazers stand?

United States

#11 Apr 12, 2009
i do think that the league should fine portland for doing that the lakers surre wouldn't do that lakers has more class that goes to show you that portland has no class go lakersssssssssssss

Leamington, Canada

#12 Apr 13, 2009

Portland, OR

#13 Apr 13, 2009
I love reading posts like:
"lakers are 1st. where do the blazers stand? "

Both teams are going to be 0-0 in a couple of days.

You'd better stop thinking about the regular season and start hoping that you don't play Portland in the playoffs, because we are the team that has beaten you the last two times we played, and we're getting stronger and better as the season progressed.

United States

#14 Apr 13, 2009
Yes, you're right, driftgrandma. The team that has committed two flagrant fouls that put guys out of games "has more class." I only hope that some thug hacks Kobe when the lakers are up 30 and he misses games like Rudy or Gerald Wallace. I believe the phrase is "what goes around, comes around."

Portland, OR

#15 Apr 13, 2009
john wrote:
lakers are 1st. where do the blazers stand?
So tell your lame (literally) coach to stop whining.

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.

Rudy Fernandez Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Rudy Fernandez Flop: Matt Barnes Called For Off... (Feb '12) Feb '12 Sam 2
News Nuggets Blast Kings For 3rd Straight Win (Jan '12) Jan '12 Last Stop Ron Paul 1
News NBA draft: Lighty drew interest, but no commitm... (Jun '11) Jun '11 FLABUCK 21
News Aldridge ties career high with 36 in Blazers win (Dec '10) Dec '10 Aliceheart 1
News You be the GM: Rudy Fernandez (May '10) May '10 pete98146 1
News Trail Blazers add Roy to growing list of injuries (Dec '09) Dec '09 Tiffany 3
News Blazers' Oden expected to miss rest of season (Dec '09) Dec '09 Tiffany 2
More from around the web