View Full Version : Perkins has to be suspended

05-09-2009, 01:10 PM
You can say whatever you want about physical play in the playoffs or letting the guys bang. But if the NBA is going to be consistent, Perkins has to sit Game 4.

05-09-2009, 01:47 PM
i think he will get suspended. then boston got a thin frontcourt

05-09-2009, 02:12 PM
i honestly dont like how the nba is suspending everyone so quick now but they have to suspend him just to be consistent. it would be the right thing to do

05-09-2009, 03:02 PM
Perkins Not Suspended For Game 4 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4154496)

Orlando, Fla. -- Kendrick Perkins and the Boston Celtics received some good news Saturday from the NBA, learning that Perkins will not be suspended for Game 4 of the Boston-Orlando series for hitting Orlando's Mickael Pietrus in the throat with an elbow.


An NBA spokesman said the Perkins play "stands as called," meaning Perkins will still be charged with one flagrant foul point (players are suspended a game when they reach four flagrant foul points) but will not have to sit out Sunday's game.

NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson was not immediately available for comment, and both the Magic and Celtics had concluded practice by the time the decision was announced.

Also, the NBA downgraded Ron Artest's flagrant foul against Pau Gasol in Friday night's Lakers-Rockets game from a flagrant-2 to a flagrant-1, NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.


Perkins elbowed Pietrus early in the fourth quarter of Boston's 117-96 defeat.

"I was just trying to fight through a screen. It wasn't like I was trying to hurt him or elbow him in his mouth or nothing like that, I was just trying to fight through the screen and ended up hitting him," Perkins said.

NBA rules call for the automatic ejection of a player who strikes an opponent above the shoulders with an elbow or a punch, but Perkins was not tossed from the game and the play was not reviewed because it did not involve a flagrant-2 foul.

The NBA cited the elbow-above-the-shoulders rule in suspending Orlando's Dwight Howard for Game 6 of the Orlando-Philadelphia series after he struck Samuel Dalembert of the Sixers, and Kobe Bryant was retroactively assessed a flagrant-one foul for elbowing Artest of Houston in the upper chest in Game 2 of the Los Angeles-Houston series.

It was unclear why the same standard was not being applied in the Perkins case.

"Certainly in this case had he made contact in the head area, we'd be evaluating it on a different level," Jackson said Thursday in explaining why Bryant was not being suspended.

The downgrading of Artest's foul means he will carry only one flagrant foul point into Game 4 of the Rockets-Lakers series. Perkins, Rajon Rondo of Boston and Derek Fisher of Los Angeles are the only players currently carrying two flagrant foul points. Artest, Bryant, Chauncey Billups and Kenyon Martin of Denver and Jason Terry of Dallas each are carrying one flagrant foul point.

:pity: wow can't believe boston get away with all this

05-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Shocking, didn't see that coming did ya...

05-09-2009, 03:52 PM
This is insane, I don't like all the suspensions, but the Celtics have gotten away with Rondo all through the 1st round and now Perkins. Stu Jackson must be the biggest Celtics fan in the world. There is no consistentsy at all. Perkins should be suspended, but he's not and Stu Jackson should be fired.

05-09-2009, 04:08 PM
So when Howard does it...

Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said Howard would have been ejected from the game if any of the referees saw him make contact with his target. Jackson said the contact was clear-cut on replay.

"They saw the elbow thrown but they couldn't determine whether or not the elbow actually made contact with Dalembert," Jackson said. "This was an elbow that was thrown that made contact above the shoulders and by rule there's an automatic suspension."


And a Celtic?

"Perkins committed the contact in the context of a basketball play, and the contact that he made was not hard enough to warrant something that would be suspendable. In other words, he didn't strike Pietrus, which is one of the criteria for a suspendable offense," Jackson told ESPN.com. "He didn't strike him. He had his forearm up in an effort to avoid the screen, and when he had his elbow up, Pietrus was also moving, so it's not like he struck Pietrus or swung at Pietrus.

"There are two criteria. One, unlike Howard, this was done in the context of a basketball play, what Kendrick Perkins was trying to do was avoid being screened. The second reason, if we're truly trying to explain it, is that the contact he delivered was not hard enough to warrant something that's suspendable or a flagrant foul penalty two. The rule says that you have an elbow that you strike a player with, you will get suspended. This was not hard enough contact, and it wasn't a strike," Jackson said.


So a week ago the criteria is "contact" and now we are interpreting the word strike? Give me an effin break.

05-09-2009, 04:39 PM
yup, stu jackson is a joke. I hope you guys own the ****ing celtics. Such ****ing BS.

05-09-2009, 05:08 PM
i wish i could say i was suprised but the celtics never get anything called on them it seems like. ridiculous

05-10-2009, 05:42 AM

05-10-2009, 09:24 AM
Maybe he should, but that guy isn't a factor anyway. We won't win or lose because of Perkins playing or not. Let him play, our team can handle that ... answer the crap of the Stern's and Stu Jackson's by kicking the Celtics in their green *****.

05-10-2009, 03:46 PM
he should be suspended. he might become a factor because he has the strength to push him further out of the block preventing him to get easy basket.

05-11-2009, 05:07 AM
Yes, maybe you're right. But since we don't have one of Stern's little Baby's in our team, we just have to deal with getting disadvantages. So as other teams, too. We lost the last game because of very weak 3 point-shooting. A game, we died by the 3 ...