Bynum was suspended by the NBA for two games. He already served one game of the suspension and has one to go. This is an anal raping! I must defend my Lakers honor! The play Bynum made is not worthy of a two game benching. Rambis (the poor man with the HC job in Minnesota) wasn’t even sure if it was a flagrant foul 2 until “after he watched the tape.” All the hee-hah’s are gonna say Bynum didn’t make a play for the ball. Michael Beasley is a-ok folks! He took a shot….just like Allen Iverson did every night of his career.
Last I checked this was basketball, not pussyball! We aren’t playing shuffleboard people! This is basketball and physicality is part of the game. Taking away the ability to “defend your paint” is turning this game into a bunch of whistles. For once I want to see the refs allow men to be men. I’m sure NY Vinnie can respect that- Man VS Man.
Remember the days of the “bad boys of Detroit.” That was when basketball actually had enforcers and the paint actually meant something. Heck, even Birdman was afraid to go down the middle of the Piston’s D. Bill Laimbeer was as dirty and strong as they came.
Intimidation is a key part of the professional game. Taking this “mind-bleep” away from the players weakens the game and turns it into the “greatest show on hardwood.” Its just a matter of time until the Globetrotters and Washington Generals become franchises in the Association. Trickery and being cute is more important than men being men! Finesse has replaced physicality and that is a calculated mistake the NBA has made.