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Lakers Trail Blazers BasketballFirst of all, the Lakers got blasted by the Portland Blazers by 17 on Monday night.  The game was a blowout early but the tension was still in the air when Trevor Ariza was ejected after fouling Rudy Fernandez who had a wide open dunk. Ariza was ejected, and assessed with a flagrant foul. Let me say this, IT WASN’T DIRTY.  Watch the replays, Ariza got a lot of ball.  And you know what, if I’m getting my ass kicked by 28, there’s no way in hell I’m letting the opposing team rub it in my face with a crowd pumpin’ dunk.  If this was the 80s, all Ariza would have gotten was a personal foul and probably kudos from most of his teammates.  Remember the Bad Boys of Detroit? Remember Kevin Mchale’s dirty fould on Kurt Rambis? These days you have morons like Tim Leghler who can’t even dunk the ball calling it a dirty play and demanding action from the league front office. The same Leghler who didn’t do shit in the NBA. I’m sure Ariza will be fined and suspended for a game or two but if you ask me, let them play.  Look, I too am concerned for other players’ health but 1) Fernandez should’ve probably not been in the game at that point, and frankly, 2) go up stronger.  To me, it looks like he lost control after the Ariza swat. That’s just my opinion.

March 10, 2009 - Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. It was a total CHUMP move. Losing by 30, a guy beats you downcourt, you don’t go clubbing him on the head, which is what little Laker boy did. I hope he tries that on somebody who gets up and knocks a few teeth down his throat.

    Comment by hoopsfan | March 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Ara-That might be the most ignorant fan posting I have ever read. Ariza didn’t come within 6 inches of the ball. Fernandez is a bench player, but even if he were a starter, there was still more than a quarter to play against the team with the best record in the league. Who should be playing?!!! He was hit in the head from behind. Going up strong has nothing to do with it. Morons in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    Comment by msquad | March 10, 2009 | Reply

    • The Blazers were up by 28 with the third quarter coming to an end… Am I the moron in the glass house or Ariza? And how do you know my name?

      Comment by Ara | March 11, 2009 | Reply

  3. I’ve been watching the replays quite carefully. My first impression was a flagrant foul. On second thoughts, and different point of view, it looks like Ariza is going for the ball, and sort of an accident happends.

    But if you watch closely, Ariza grabs the left arm of Rudy, throwing him off balance, which is VERY VERY DANGEROUS when you are in the air.

    Thus, for me the referees did well, calling a flagrant-2 foul (it is a foul on purpose, no doubt about it) and allowing T. Ariza to cool down (because he was too intense) and nothing more.

    BTW, when you are in the air, its a matter of weight not strength. Rudy is outweighted by far, so even “going up stronger” would not matter in this situation.

    Comment by savaj | March 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. This one was a huge disaster for ariza.

    Comment by Texans tickets | April 11, 2009 | Reply


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