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(NBA)   Milwaukee's Joel Przybillia gets a game suspension for hitting one beyond the three-point line. Difficulty: The ref   (nba.com) divider line 55
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2012-12-17 09:27:37 AM
What a bunch of sh*t.
 
2012-12-17 09:27:50 AM
He needs to buy a vowel.
 
2012-12-17 09:29:51 AM
I don't pretend to understand basketball, but does that REALLY warrant a suspension?
 
2012-12-17 09:33:28 AM
Well he obviously didn;t try to kill him iwth it. he obviously thought "Ef it. THis guy is taking too long to turn around" and then threw the ball. He was being an asshole. YES, that is a punishable offense if you do it to the wrong person.

It's only a one game suspension too. It's basically meant to tell the rest of the league to not start doing that shiat.
 
2012-12-17 09:33:42 AM

AppleOptionEsc: I don't pretend to understand basketball, but does that REALLY warrant a suspension?


Nope, doesn't even warrant the Technical that he got. He was obviously tossing the ball TO the Ref, not throwing it AT the Ref.

If one of my partners gave a player a Tech for me getting hit like that I'd be pissed.
 
2012-12-17 09:37:25 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: He was obviously tossing the ball TO the Ref, not throwing it AT the Ref.


Looks like he was throwing the ball at the ref to me.
 
2012-12-17 09:39:19 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Well he obviously didn;t try to kill him iwth it. he obviously thought "Ef it. THis guy is taking too long to turn around" and then threw the ball. He was being an asshole. YES, that is a punishable offense if you do it to the wrong person.


No one has enough fingers to count the amount of times in any single NFL game where the ball carrier upon the end of a play will just flip/fling/toss the ball to the nearest referee who more times than not is too busy making a signal of some kind, so it awkwardly bounces off some part of his body. No one gives a sh*t.

In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.
 
2012-12-17 09:43:03 AM

Killer Cars: In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.


In this case, there was a ref right next to him and he threw it halfway across the court at the ref who had his back turned to him for the entire time. It was a soft toss, but no, you don't get to throw the ball at the ref in the NBA.
 
2012-12-17 09:43:35 AM
I call em like I see em, and I'm calling this suspension bullshiat.
 
2012-12-17 09:48:24 AM

Gunny Highway: DoBeDoBeDo: He was obviously tossing the ball TO the Ref, not throwing it AT the Ref.

Looks like he was throwing the ball at the ref to me.


Yes if I want to prove a point to a ref I half heartedly flick the ball at him and discreetly aim for his foot! That will show him!

That's a "Meh here's the ball" throw, the kind you see 50+ times a game. Just misjudged the toss. Next they'll suspend the guys that toss the ball to the ref who can't catch and it hits him in the chest.
 
2012-12-17 09:51:30 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: Gunny Highway: DoBeDoBeDo: He was obviously tossing the ball TO the Ref, not throwing it AT the Ref.

Looks like he was throwing the ball at the ref to me.

Yes if I want to prove a point to a ref I half heartedly flick the ball at him and discreetly aim for his foot! That will show him!

That's a "Meh here's the ball" throw, the kind you see 50+ times a game. Just misjudged the toss. Next they'll suspend the guys that toss the ball to the ref who can't catch and it hits him in the chest.


I completely disagree. I dont think he should be suspended but he did it on purpose. I'm sure this suspension is related to Amir Johnson's suspension from last week .
 
2012-12-17 09:52:47 AM
Turn your speakers up. He clearly says, "You're a (word I can't make out)" in the direction of the ref he tossed the ball toward. The ref who called the T was right next to him and obviously heard what he said. The clip cut off shortly after but by his reaction it looked to me as though he knew he'd just done something stupid and regretted it almost immediately. Also I agree with the poster above who said the suspension is a message being sent by the NBA that you can't do that sort of thing under any circumstances and not pay for it.
 
2012-12-17 09:54:34 AM

Killer Cars: Jim from Saint Paul: Well he obviously didn;t try to kill him iwth it. he obviously thought "Ef it. THis guy is taking too long to turn around" and then threw the ball. He was being an asshole. YES, that is a punishable offense if you do it to the wrong person.

No one has enough fingers to count the amount of times in any single NFL game where the ball carrier upon the end of a play will just flip/fling/toss the ball to the nearest referee who more times than not is too busy making a signal of some kind, so it awkwardly bounces off some part of his body. No one gives a sh*t.

In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.


Apples and oranges I would suggest. Different games. Different attitudes.
 
2012-12-17 09:56:13 AM
My mistake. The audio I was listening to was during the replay, the play.
 
2012-12-17 09:58:45 AM

Killer Cars: No one has enough fingers to count the amount of times in any single NFL game where the ball carrier upon the end of a play will just flip/fling/toss the ball to the nearest referee who more times than not is too busy making a signal of some kind, so it awkwardly bounces off some part of his body. No one gives a sh*t.

In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.


Well, Pierre Garcon did get a taunting penalty against the Browns for doing the same little spin of the ball on the ground that he does after every catch, but I'm pretty sure the refs were trying to throw that game anyway given the DPI they studiously ignored...
 
2012-12-17 10:02:15 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Apples and oranges I would suggest. Different games. Different attitudes


True, but I think it's a nice demonstration of just how absurdly powerful and haughty NBA officials are, which is my biggest beef with the league.

That said, I do think the pendulum swung a little too far in the opposite direction in the NFL. With my example above, NFL refs have footballs bounce off their faces and dicks all game long because no one cares enough to look beforehand, and coaches and players alike can scream ungodly epitaphs in their direction and only roughly during any particular White House administration is there an unsportsmanlike penalty called.
 
2012-12-17 10:06:03 AM

Killer Cars: Jim from Saint Paul: Apples and oranges I would suggest. Different games. Different attitudes

True, but I think it's a nice demonstration of just how absurdly powerful and haughty NBA officials are, which is my biggest beef with the league.

That said, I do think the pendulum swung a little too far in the opposite direction in the NFL. With my example above, NFL refs have footballs bounce off their faces and dicks all game long because no one cares enough to look beforehand, and coaches and players alike can scream ungodly epitaphs in their direction and only roughly during any particular White House administration is there an unsportsmanlike penalty called.


I can hear that.

Keep in mind this is still the league that had players and fans brawling. No one has forgotten that, least of all Stern. So Stern is going to give the refs all the levity and power he believes they need to maintain order. To a fault (depending on your view of it of course).
 
2012-12-17 10:06:51 AM

Killer Cars: That said, I do think the pendulum swung a little too far in the opposite direction in the NFL. With my example above, NFL refs have footballs bounce off their faces and dicks all game long because no one cares enough to look beforehand, and coaches and players alike can scream ungodly epitaphs in their direction and only roughly during any particular White House administration is there an unsportsmanlike penalty called.


I have seen two in the last two weeks. I was shocked.
 
2012-12-17 10:28:43 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Keep in mind this is still the league that had players and fans brawling.


This is the NHL?
 
2012-12-17 10:41:33 AM
Thugs gonna thu
 
2012-12-17 10:45:44 AM
From that video I am hard pressed to see any real malice, basically just from the fact the throw was so soft (I've thrown basketballs at my 2 year old harder than that).

The thing that struck me was the way the ref that called the T took a little skip, as though he was excited to make sure the ball made contact so he would get the pleasure of calling the tech. I dunno, maybe I'm just viewing the refs as the bigger opponent of the players than the other team these days, and that's why I'm a lot more willing to give the benefit of the doubt. Between refs jumping to block a free throw, not letting a player touch the ball after a free throw, or doing the jig half way down the court to make a blatantly incorrect foul call, to me, they are taking away from the actual game more and more.
 
2012-12-17 10:51:38 AM

IAmRight: Jim from Saint Paul: Keep in mind this is still the league that had players and fans brawling.

This is the NHL?


OK, in the age of 24 hour news cycles and Sattelite/Cable being available at reasonable prices to the masses.

Or you could call it "post mullet".
 
2012-12-17 10:51:42 AM

IAmRight: Jim from Saint Paul: Keep in mind this is still the league that had players and fans brawling.

This is the NHL?


What's an NHL?

Anyways, I think a suspension is a bit of a stretch. I think it was probably fine worthy, but it really wasn't that big of a deal.
 
2012-12-17 10:57:07 AM

gtfan92: Anyways, I think a suspension is a bit of a stretch. I think it was probably fine worthy, but it really wasn't that big of a deal.


Realistically, I think we all need to re-calibrate and remember that this isn't the NFL where a 1-game suspension is significant. Guys sit out of games all the time for the sheer hell of it. So a one-game suspension isn't much and it reminds you not to go out of your way to throw the ball at the ref who is doing something else (rather than the one that you KNOW is under the basket and is probably around - and in this case, right next to him).
 
2012-12-17 11:05:13 AM
I will admit that I don't know much about basketball, particularly pro basketball. That said, If you're paid millions of dollars a year to throw a ball accurately I don't think it's an unreasonable expectation that you will not hit the ref.
 
2012-12-17 11:10:19 AM

IAmRight: gtfan92: Anyways, I think a suspension is a bit of a stretch. I think it was probably fine worthy, but it really wasn't that big of a deal.

Realistically, I think we all need to re-calibrate and remember that this isn't the NFL where a 1-game suspension is significant. Guys sit out of games all the time for the sheer hell of it. So a one-game suspension isn't much and it reminds you not to go out of your way to throw the ball at the ref who is doing something else (rather than the one that you KNOW is under the basket and is probably around - and in this case, right next to him).


Also, a one game suspension is basically a fine (IMO anyway).
 
2012-12-17 11:46:56 AM
I think that if I did something with no malicious intent whatsoever and then was given a T, I'd at least turn and say "what? what did I do?".
 
2012-12-17 11:51:39 AM

IAmRight: gtfan92: Anyways, I think a suspension is a bit of a stretch. I think it was probably fine worthy, but it really wasn't that big of a deal.

Realistically, I think we all need to re-calibrate and remember that this isn't the NFL where a 1-game suspension is significant. Guys sit out of games all the time for the sheer hell of it. So a one-game suspension isn't much and it reminds you not to go out of your way to throw the ball at the ref who is doing something else (rather than the one that you KNOW is under the basket and is probably around - and in this case, right next to him).


Yeah, if they want the team to eat a quarter-million fine. I may be the only person who isn't a Stern hater, but that decision was bull.
 
2012-12-17 11:59:28 AM

regindyn: Yeah, if they want the team to eat a quarter-million fine. I may be the only person who isn't a Stern hater, but that decision was bull.


Well, they were sitting that one out as an explicit f*ck you to the league. So yeah, the fine makes sense. Could've rested 'em any other game, could've rested only half the team instead of the whole starting five (almost). But he chose a showcase game that TNT paid a lot of money to air to b*tch about schedules, as though the Spurs are the only old team in the league and as though no one else plays stretches where they have a lot of games.
 
2012-12-17 12:18:13 PM
Intentional - yes; Deliberate - yes, Flagrant - yes, Disrespectful - yes. All worthy of a T and fine. Attempt to intentionally harm - no; Physically excessive - no; Dangerous - no. All not worthy of a game suspension. Officials should not be sending a message. They should call it like they see and hear it.
 
2012-12-17 01:00:16 PM

DawgPen: Physically excessive - no


Throwing something at me on purpose (whgen you KNOW I am unable to see it = Physically excessive in my book.

I get he didn;t try to take his head off in any way. I do.

What is he though? farking 2 years old? Hell, I DARE my 2, 6 or 8 year old to throw shiat at me because they are angry and see how well that goes for them.
 
2012-12-17 01:01:42 PM
Don't worry, nobody in Milwaukee cares about the NBA. We've known the refs and the NBA are crooked ever since the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals.

This laughable "suspension" is just another example of Stern and his cronies sniffing their own farts.
 
2012-12-17 01:07:29 PM
I love basketball. I wish the NBA played it. Star referees using two rulebooks; one for the also-rans, and one for the superstars removes any enjoyment or impartiality from the game, and calls the entire league's integrity into question. Professional basketball is a good game, ruined.
 
2012-12-17 01:09:47 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I love basketball. I wish the NBA played it. Star referees using two rulebooks; one for the also-rans, and one for the superstars removes any enjoyment or impartiality from the game, and calls the entire league's integrity into question. Professional basketball is a good game, ruined.


Let me guess, you enjoy a good ol' 42-37 college basketball game though, right?
 
2012-12-17 01:28:35 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I love basketball. I wish the NBA played it. Star referees using two rulebooks; one for the also-rans, and one for the superstars removes any enjoyment or impartiality from the game, and calls the entire league's integrity into question. Professional basketball is a good game, ruined.


Hey, it is you! Again.
 
2012-12-17 01:31:26 PM
The reason I know this is BS is because if Kobe, Lebron, or Nash did it, there would be no punishment.
 
2012-12-17 01:32:03 PM

gtfan92: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I love basketball. I wish the NBA played it. Star referees using two rulebooks; one for the also-rans, and one for the superstars removes any enjoyment or impartiality from the game, and calls the entire league's integrity into question. Professional basketball is a good game, ruined.

Let me guess, you enjoy a good ol' 42-37 college basketball game though, right?


Yup. I do. I also used to enjoy the ABA, and was a big fan of the Denver Rockets. I loved to watch Spencer Haywood score 35 a night and Julius Keye grab a dozen rebounds (he once set the ABA record with 12 blocked shots in one game) and win 136- 129 on a regular basis. Like I said, I love basketball. And it pains me to watch the sideshow it has become at the professional level.
 
2012-12-17 01:52:28 PM

Gunny Highway: Hey, it is you! Again.


No, you must have mistaken me for someone who feels the same way. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've posted on this subject. Have a nice day.
 
2012-12-17 01:56:51 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Hey, it is you! Again.

No, you must have mistaken me for someone who feels the same way. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've posted on this subject. Have a nice day.


Ahh sorry. So many "college is better than the NBA" people around here.
 
2012-12-17 02:00:16 PM
Is there anything more fragile than the ego of an NBA ref?
 
2012-12-17 02:01:46 PM

Gunny Highway: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: Hey, it is you! Again.

No, you must have mistaken me for someone who feels the same way. I'm pretty sure that this is the first time I've posted on this subject. Have a nice day.

Ahh sorry. So many "college is better than the NBA" people around here.


No blood, no foul. Besides we both know that the high school game is where it's at. :)

/counting the days until Spring training
 
2012-12-17 02:43:56 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: And it pains me to watch the sideshow it has become at the professional level.


In your opinion, what is so wrong with it, because if you say referees, I'm calling bullshiat.
 
2012-12-17 03:12:23 PM

gtfan92: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: And it pains me to watch the sideshow it has become at the professional level.

In your opinion, what is so wrong with it, because if you say referees, I'm calling bullshiat.


Hey, if you enjoy it, great. I'm happy for you. I'll not piss in your Cheerios. But it's not the game I grew up with. I'm no expert; I was a benchwarmer (and rightly so) in high school.

You can call bullshiat all you want, but it was in the NBA's best interests not to investigate any charges leveled against the integrity of NBA referees, and to whitewash claims of impropriety leveled against the league. I hate that the referees' honor can even be called into question. It is a tough game to officiate, probably the hardest. However, the NBA has a history of "unusual" outcomes, that always seemed to favor the team that would behoove the NBA to win.

I just think it's a shame, because the game itself is the best indoor sport ever invented.
 
2012-12-17 03:58:24 PM
If I was Pryzbillia I would roll the ball on the ground from now on. Just to be safe.
 
2012-12-17 03:58:39 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: gtfan92: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: And it pains me to watch the sideshow it has become at the professional level.

In your opinion, what is so wrong with it, because if you say referees, I'm calling bullshiat.

Hey, if you enjoy it, great. I'm happy for you. I'll not piss in your Cheerios. But it's not the game I grew up with. I'm no expert; I was a benchwarmer (and rightly so) in high school.

You can call bullshiat all you want, but it was in the NBA's best interests not to investigate any charges leveled against the integrity of NBA referees, and to whitewash claims of impropriety leveled against the league. I hate that the referees' honor can even be called into question. It is a tough game to officiate, probably the hardest. However, the NBA has a history of "unusual" outcomes, that always seemed to favor the team that would behoove the NBA to win.

I just think it's a shame, because the game itself is the best indoor sport ever invented.


THIS.
 
2012-12-17 04:02:26 PM

Killer Cars: Jim from Saint Paul: Well he obviously didn;t try to kill him iwth it. he obviously thought "Ef it. THis guy is taking too long to turn around" and then threw the ball. He was being an asshole. YES, that is a punishable offense if you do it to the wrong person.

No one has enough fingers to count the amount of times in any single NFL game where the ball carrier upon the end of a play will just flip/fling/toss the ball to the nearest referee who more times than not is too busy making a signal of some kind, so it awkwardly bounces off some part of his body. No one gives a sh*t.

In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.


In the NBA the game is all about the refs. They control everything, including a lot of game outcomes.
 
2012-12-17 05:14:40 PM
Fortunately basketball is the only sport where superstars tend to get away with more than average players. It is also the only one where poor officiating has ever altered the outcome of a game. Nothing like this would ever happen in baseball, football, or hockey.
 
2012-12-17 07:02:06 PM
No problem here. Threw the ball at the ref, while his back was turned. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance - otherwise, a door gets opened that can't easily be closed. The NBA isn't the NFL.
 
2012-12-17 07:18:36 PM

Killer Cars: Jim from Saint Paul: Well he obviously didn;t try to kill him iwth it. he obviously thought "Ef it. THis guy is taking too long to turn around" and then threw the ball. He was being an asshole. YES, that is a punishable offense if you do it to the wrong person.

No one has enough fingers to count the amount of times in any single NFL game where the ball carrier upon the end of a play will just flip/fling/toss the ball to the nearest referee who more times than not is too busy making a signal of some kind, so it awkwardly bounces off some part of his body. No one gives a sh*t.

In the NBA however, it is a criminal offense to do something similar, apparently.


In the NBA it's a foul to brush your pinky across an opponent's arm, so y'know...

/Hurry the fark up, NHL/NHLPA
 
2012-12-17 09:33:57 PM
Seriously? No wonder I refuse to watch this 'sport'.
 
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