I agree it was a cheap shot, I am just saying it happens all the time...just not always with the same outcome
That's right, it was an unfortunate outcome however. Happens every game when a player stops someone driving to the hoop.
Anyway, the league agrees and there will be no suspension of Bynum as there shoudn't be. If you look at it without Homer glasses it's easy to see.
The NBA said today that Lakers center Andrew Bynum would not be suspended for the foul that put Charlotte forward Gerald Wallace in the hospital.
After reviewing the flagrant foul Penalty I called against Bynum on Tuesday, the foul was upgraded by the league to a Penalty II foul.
Under the rules, the NBA has a point system that states if a player gets six points for flagrant fouls, he will be suspended for one game. Bynum now has two points counted against him.
"We're happy with the NBA's ruling," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said this afternoon.
It means that Bynum will play when the Lakers start a six-game, 10-day road trip Friday night in Minnesota against the Timberwolves and their young center, Al Jefferson.
Edited by Kevin Greene, 29 January 2009 - 06:32 PM.