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*Superman*
01-31-2011, 07:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qZ4GrnPrm0&feature=player_embedded

Pretty funny, but shouldn't he have gotten a technical for that?

SteBO
01-31-2011, 07:21 PM
:pity:

Kakaroach
01-31-2011, 07:22 PM
Lame, I read that Josh Smith got fined for the same thing a couple of days back. This used to be fine.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-31-2011, 07:26 PM
What a joke:facepalm:

netsgiantsyanks
01-31-2011, 07:27 PM
:laugh:

but seriously, he was fined for doing that ****?? david stern, your one stern little prick.

HuRRiCaNeS324
01-31-2011, 07:28 PM
That dance was hilarious though lol. Ima start doing that **** at the park. This dance will be the new phenomena.

ManRam
01-31-2011, 07:29 PM
I'm generally one not to care or complain about the respect for the game rules...

But that didn't deserve a fine.

And it was hilarious. Well played, Eddie!

RZZZA
01-31-2011, 07:29 PM
that was nothing. I can't believe how much they fine players for the most trivial of infractions. 25K, thats a years salary to some people. I hope that money goes to charity or something

stawka
01-31-2011, 07:30 PM
$25,000??? Wtf

*Superman*
01-31-2011, 07:31 PM
That dance was hilarious though lol. Ima start doing that **** at the park. This dance will be the new phenomena.

Spo's reaction was pretty priceless too.

Minimal
01-31-2011, 07:33 PM
that was nothing. I can't believe how much they fine players for the most trivial of infractions. 25K, thats a years salary to some people. I hope that money goes to charity or something
That goes straight to David Sterns pocket.

D Roses Bulls
01-31-2011, 07:34 PM
That dance was hilarious though lol. Ima start doing that **** at the park. This dance will be the new phenomena.

it already was like 16 years ago. it came from the second major league movie.

JB0B0
01-31-2011, 07:36 PM
haters gon' hate

Kobes a Killer
01-31-2011, 07:38 PM
That goes straight to David Sterns pocket.

I hope not

David Stern is the biggest joke of all, he's ruining the NBA

TO Rapz
01-31-2011, 07:41 PM
Wow .. how is that a fine..:facepalm:

eXpLiiCt
01-31-2011, 07:41 PM
I was wondering what he was doing, I knew it was something to do with his dick but I couldn't quite figure out what it was but I guess it's Big Balls dance.

Lol

THE WALL
01-31-2011, 07:44 PM
lol

Jonathan2323
01-31-2011, 07:46 PM
then they were to heavy and he threw it over his shoulder lmao. They showed that part on TV too.

sep11ie
01-31-2011, 07:51 PM
lol, fined $12,500 per ball.

Geargo Wallace
01-31-2011, 08:01 PM
it's a burden having deez big ol' balls

Dnovakovic099
01-31-2011, 08:07 PM
You think he was holding LeBron's balls cause he usually passes up the game winning shot? JK, but that was ****ing hilarious!!!!!!

daisuke4cy
01-31-2011, 08:12 PM
Did pedro serrano get find when he did it?

Ezio
01-31-2011, 08:12 PM
Already done by Ben Gordon, same fine. Oh and WILD THING.

BirdIsTheWord
01-31-2011, 08:16 PM
Spo's karate moves were better.

chicago lulz
01-31-2011, 08:19 PM
I thought he was doing a gorilla dance :[ anyways, funny stuff regardless

Sly Guy
01-31-2011, 08:23 PM
didn't kobe do this a few years back? Did he get fined? Even if he did, this is not fine worthy. Stern, STFU, and GTFO.

arosen36
01-31-2011, 08:23 PM
thats the same dance that made gloria james fall in love with delonte west

arosen36
01-31-2011, 08:24 PM
Did pedro serrano get find when he did it?

:laugh:

IAmKira
01-31-2011, 08:27 PM
no class fine. 25k a piece. goes toward charity. Oh yeah!

ManRam
01-31-2011, 08:29 PM
Sterns doesn't get the money. Come on guys...you really thought that?

It gets split up and distributed to the NBA charities, I believe.

chicago lulz
01-31-2011, 08:37 PM
**** if that money from the fine goes to charity, then more power to you stern!

smith&wesson
01-31-2011, 08:38 PM
Ah thats a shame.

B-Ray
01-31-2011, 08:38 PM
NBA is turning into the NFL

210Don
01-31-2011, 08:42 PM
wow lebron had the wide open 3, house shot was harder than what lebron would have gotten horrible.

Ovratd1up
01-31-2011, 08:48 PM
What about Ben Gordon's 5 second crotch grab after his game tying three in overtime of the Celtics series? The regulations in this era of the league are laughable.

pd1dish
01-31-2011, 08:51 PM
i thought it was pretty funny but i dont think i would have known what he was doing if no one told me it was supposed to be a big balls dance. definitely didnt deserve a fine.

i always liked JR smiths chicken dance. i thought that was funny and it made it even better that after that, the nuggets proceeded to get obliterated by the lakers. i did steal this dance a couple of times when i was in my rec league last year

John Walls Era
01-31-2011, 08:59 PM
:facepalm: I usually don't mind some rules (even the stupid "respect the game"), but I love showmanship and the league just wants all the players to behave like robots.

Crackadalic
01-31-2011, 09:03 PM
Why dont we just call the nba the WWE because thats what its turning into now very sad

Raph12
01-31-2011, 09:06 PM
Everytime I think of House, I think of Rafer lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3OuzKpQ3jM

THE MTL
01-31-2011, 09:07 PM
They are taking the emotional aspect out the game! Pppl have passion about basketball and I dont think they jesture should be fined.

_KB24_
01-31-2011, 09:16 PM
I thought it was hilarious...nearly a decade ago when Cassell started doing it :laugh2:

Since when did this warrant a technical, I remember Kobe doing it against the Spurs last year and Hedo a while back. They didn't get fined from my memory. Any help? :eyebrow:

CHANGO
01-31-2011, 09:16 PM
http://www.gifsoup.com/view3/1864177/eddie-house-big-balls-o.gif

go Eddie

SportsAndrew25
01-31-2011, 09:18 PM
As usual, these ***** are trying to suck the fun out of sports. :facepalm:

DoJoTheSlasher
01-31-2011, 09:35 PM
Garbage players shouldn't have the right to do dances like this. He sucks. Anyways, F the league. Fines are ridiculous....

Fnom11
01-31-2011, 10:26 PM
What makes it worse is that the other team couldn't possibly guess what he was doing, so how the hell is that taunting?

69centers
01-31-2011, 10:53 PM
That dance was hilarious though lol. Ima start doing that **** at the park. This dance will be the new phenomena.

It's pretty common knowledge that this dance was created by Sam Cassell several years ago. House played with Sam and that's where he learned it.

Cassell did it better, with a juggling effect and his knees up higher.

Fnom11
01-31-2011, 10:58 PM
It's pretty common knowledge that this dance was created by Sam Cassell several years ago. House played with Sam and that's where he learned it.

Cassell did it better, with a juggling effect and his knees up higher.

That made me lol pretty bad

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 12:18 AM
As usual, these ***** are trying to suck the fun out of sports. :facepalm:

Do you think a big balls dance is appropriate for family programming?

beasted86
02-01-2011, 12:28 AM
Worth it.

KadeB
02-01-2011, 12:36 AM
I remember Kobe did that when he hit a game winning shot. Did anyone talk about that? I'm pretty sure Sam Cassell started it.

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 12:36 AM
Do you think a big balls dance is appropriate for family programming?

If some kid were watching it he wouldn't even know what it meant. If you can't handle that than dont even watch sports

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 12:38 AM
If some kid were watching it he wouldn't even know what it meant. If you can't handle that than dont even watch sports

Yeah and if Ben Roth was raping Women on national television Kids wouldnt know what it meant either.
I suppose that makes it ok?

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 12:51 AM
Yeah and if Ben Roth was raping Women on national television Kids wouldnt know what it meant either.
I suppose that makes it ok?

How could you even compare the 2, rape and a dance, ya ok bud

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 12:52 AM
Yeah and if Ben Roth was raping Women on national television Kids wouldnt know what it meant either.
I suppose that makes it ok?

That made me LOL pretty good, how stupid

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 12:53 AM
How could you even compare the 2, rape and a dance, ya ok bud

Your reasoning is the same and the problem.
You are condoning an action simply because kids might not know what it means, even tho it is crude, lewd and inappropriate.
My example is to prove the point that your reasoning is flawed. NOT that rape is equal to a big balls dance...

Mr.Chi-Town
02-01-2011, 12:54 AM
The Origin of the Big Balls Dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epAkymGtKKE&feature=related

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 12:56 AM
it's a dance, I didn't even know it had anything to do with balls, it just looks funny, made sense when i finally figured it out, you're comparin this to Big Ben raping women on national tv, give me a damn break already this is a joke. What are you a 40 year old over protective dad lighten up

*Superman*
02-01-2011, 12:56 AM
Do you think a big balls dance is appropriate for family programming?

This is why I brought up whether or not he should have gotten a technical from the refs. So a player can not express their emotion of disagreement about a call, such as running to the ref, but they can run around the court showing they have big balls? I don't get it.

And yeah players did it in the past, but the rules have obviously changed.

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 12:57 AM
Again.. im not saying its equal to rape...
I gave an exaggerated example to show how ridiculous your reasoning was.

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 12:58 AM
Whatever

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:00 AM
If I was around you I would dance the big ball dance circles around you just to rub it in your smug face. Oh boooo freakin hoooo they're setting a bad example on Family tv. You should be more worried about other crap kids watch these days like family guy and south park, but no no lets get these big balls dancers out of the league they are a cancer to the league burn them at the stake!!!!

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 01:01 AM
If I was around you I would dance the big ball dance circles around you just to rub it in your smug face. Oh boooo freakin hoooo they're setting a bad example on Family tv. You should be more worried about other crap kids watch these days like family guy and south park, but no no lets get these big balls dancers out of the league they are a cancer to the league burn them at the stake!!!!

You are incredibly immature, to say the least.

Professional sports leagues try to be family friendly.
They draw a large audience from parents and their young kids.
Its very understandable that they do not condone a big balls dance.

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:03 AM
You are incredibly immature, to say the least.

Ya cause you know me so well?? A guy can't have a laugh when it comes to a funny dance, then throw an exagerated statement in your face like you did to me? You my friend are immature!!!!!

MIKE&IKE's
02-01-2011, 01:05 AM
he did that last year w/ the knicks

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:05 AM
You are incredibly immature, to say the least.

Professional sports leagues try to be family friendly.
They draw a large audience from parents and their young kids.

Ya cause hockey fights are so friendly, soccer players teaching kids to take dives is so friendly, batters rushing the mound is so friendly, half a dozen football players getting injured each game is so friendly. Basketball is the least violent sport out there, it's not like he was running around doing a masturbation motion with his hand then pretending to explode all over the other teams bench, like i said you need to lighten up a bit dude, we live ina very imperfect world and like i said out of most major sports basketball is the least of your worries

NaccAttack11
02-01-2011, 01:07 AM
Should they go back and fine Kobe and Kenyon Martin too?????

*Superman*
02-01-2011, 01:07 AM
Ya cause hockey fights are so friendly, soccer players teaching kids to take dives is so friendly, batters rushing the mound is so friendly, half a dozen football players getting injured each game is so friendly. Basketball is the least violent sport out there, it's not like he was running around doing a masturbation motion with his hand then pretending to explode all over the other teams bench, like i said you need to lighten up a bit dude, we live ina very imperfect world and like i said out of most major sports basketball is the least of your worries

Now that would be classic.

RZZZA
02-01-2011, 01:08 AM
sports aren't for children, they're for men. Loud, drunken, rude, unwashed, finger-gesturing cheerleader-ogling men.

I resent anyone who tries to turn sports into some kid-friendly event

Chi StateOfMind
02-01-2011, 01:08 AM
maybe eddie can let stern borrow his balls cuz stern could use some

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:09 AM
sports aren't for children, they're for men. Loud, drunken, rude, unwashed, finger-gesturing cheerleader-ogling men.

I resent anyone who tries to turn sports into some kid-friendly event

:clap::clap:

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:13 AM
To the guy a few pages back who was wondering if Eddie should have been given a tech. Can you give a tech when the games over, especially in a case where perhaps a guy just hit a 2 pt game winning field goal to put his team up one, then the other dude shoots the tech and its now a tie game????

Kobes a Killer
02-01-2011, 01:14 AM
actually my bad the game wasn't over yet, too much studying tonight i can't think, bed time

godolphins
02-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Nice fine :facepalm:

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 01:52 AM
Ya cause hockey fights are so friendly, soccer players teaching kids to take dives is so friendly, batters rushing the mound is so friendly, half a dozen football players getting injured each game is so friendly. Basketball is the least violent sport out there, it's not like he was running around doing a masturbation motion with his hand then pretending to explode all over the other teams bench, like i said you need to lighten up a bit dude, we live ina very imperfect world and like i said out of most major sports basketball is the least of your worries

I actually laughed pretty hard at that.
How is that for lightening up?

I don't have a huge problem with it and am not offended personally, but I can certainly understand the fine.

Your examples are bad btw.
People getting injured is unavoidable. Rushing the mound is frowned upon and the players get ejected, fined and suspended.
With basketball being the least violent sport in your own words, why should they have lower standard than the other sports?


sports aren't for children, they're for men. Loud, drunken, rude, unwashed, finger-gesturing cheerleader-ogling men.

I resent anyone who tries to turn sports into some kid-friendly event

Tell that to the commish.

Professional sports are a business.
Offending large numbers of customers is not smart for said business.

pd1dish
02-01-2011, 02:03 AM
Do you think a big balls dance is appropriate for family programming?

if you are too young to handle a joke like that or a dance like that, then you arent old enough to even understand or get what house was doing. hell, like i said before, if you guys hadnt previously said what it was before i watched the video, i would have had no clue what he was doing and im 20. its not like he did something obviously explicit like pretending to grab his dick and start facializing the other team.

also, people only know what he did because he was fined for it. if he wasnt fined, it wouldnt be a topic of conversation and 99% of the fans would be completely unaware that it happened. now that he is fined, it has been blown out of proportion and every one has seen the video. it brings more attention to the situation if the league fines a guy for something like this.

i dont think the nba actually cares about it "being inappropriate for family programming". they just do whats politically correct because they have to

pd1dish
02-01-2011, 02:07 AM
Ya cause hockey fights are so friendly, soccer players teaching kids to take dives is so friendly, batters rushing the mound is so friendly, half a dozen football players getting injured each game is so friendly. Basketball is the least violent sport out there, it's not like he was running around doing a masturbation motion with his hand then pretending to explode all over the other teams bench, like i said you need to lighten up a bit dude, we live ina very imperfect world and like i said out of most major sports basketball is the least of your worries

haha i just saw this post after i had already written mine but thats the exact example i used lol

bulls_world23
02-01-2011, 02:45 AM
25k? Isn't that almost half his salary?

Super.
02-01-2011, 02:48 AM
Really? That's just silly

SB1
02-01-2011, 02:52 AM
:laugh2:
The Origin of the Big Balls Dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epAkymGtKKE&feature=related

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Classic!!!

SB1
02-01-2011, 03:00 AM
Getting Fined for that is just plain stupid. Stern needs to grow a pair and stop changing the NBA into a game with no emotion.

Arch Stanton
02-01-2011, 03:11 AM
Eddie House just wants attention. He's the most wide open NBA player in the world and no one cares. So he'll pay 25 K for any sort of publicity.

bklynny67
02-01-2011, 03:19 AM
Lame, I read that Josh Smith got fined for the same thing a couple of days back. This used to be fine.

Josh Smith also grabbed his balls hard core... i thought thats why he was fined.

ChI_ShIzzLe
02-01-2011, 03:20 AM
Ok, which one of you Heat fans is this?


@tkbulls8 No thats what the bulls are going to do when all the little derrick rose fan boys realize that their team will get thumped in the playoffs when drose cant be the god that all you portray him as. **** the bulls and gtfo hater

JHEATProductions 3 hours ago

:laugh:

ChI_ShIzzLe
02-01-2011, 03:25 AM
25k? Isn't that almost half his salary?

****, that would've paid off my student loans.

ElMarroAfamado
02-01-2011, 03:29 AM
eddie house has to be the most hatable player in the history of the nba.
never has one guy acted so hatable after anything and everything he does having so little talent.
he makes wide open shots (which if your a professional basketball player you should make) and he acts like if he just made a game winning shot in game 7 of the nba finals or something

nwilder
02-01-2011, 03:34 AM
David Stern doin his work!

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-01-2011, 03:43 AM
hahaha funny ****... i think that was harsh tho.. he dident deserve to be fined and if they gave him a tech that would be crazy.

dickydick8
02-01-2011, 01:26 PM
it was 1.785% of eddie house's salary this year. (2.8 million over 2yrs). $25,000/1.4mm.

lets take that into account for an average joe:

40,000 x 1.785% = 714 bucks.

wouldn't be worth it for avg joe.

WizFan3
02-01-2011, 01:48 PM
wow

alucard1122
02-01-2011, 01:51 PM
:laugh2:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Classic!!!

very funny... House thanks for that threeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

JayTee1981
02-01-2011, 02:08 PM
it wasnt to bad dose not deserved to be fined

Sly Guy
02-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Yeah and if Ben Roth was raping Women on national television Kids wouldnt know what it meant either.
I suppose that makes it ok?

have you ever sat down and watched an entire sponge bob square pants episode? The entire show is sexual innuendo coupled with drug use. Ignorance is bliss!

dtmagnet
02-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Eddie House is a little prick so I don't really mind that he got fined, but he didn't direct it at any opposing player or anything.

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 06:19 PM
have you ever sat down and watched an entire sponge bob square pants episode? The entire show is sexual innuendo coupled with drug use. Ignorance is bliss!

So your perverted version of watching sponge bob makes it appropriate for players to do big balls dances infront of children.
Good to know.

Yet somehow im ignorant..?
:facepalm:

Is it really that hard to see why this could be deemed inappropriate behavior?

mttwlsn16
02-01-2011, 06:31 PM
def should not have been fined

ATX
02-01-2011, 06:34 PM
America is too hypersensitive to everything. Oh no, the children. Had a child seen his 2 second dance, they would have been scarred for life. Give me a break. It was no big deal if you ask me.

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 07:07 PM
America is too hypersensitive to everything. Oh no, the children. Had a child seen his 2 second dance, they would have been scarred for life. Give me a break. It was no big deal if you ask me.

So only things that scar kids for life should not be acceptable behavior?

ATX
02-01-2011, 07:16 PM
So only things that scar kids for life should not be acceptable behavior?

My point was clear. I was being sarcastic. If you seriously took offense to his little dance, then I truly feel sorry for you. No offense

cambovenzi
02-01-2011, 08:02 PM
My point was clear. I was being sarcastic. If you seriously took offense to his little dance, then I truly feel sorry for you. No offense

I didnt personally take offense to it, but that does not make it acceptable either.

RZZZA
02-01-2011, 08:10 PM
America is too hypersensitive to everything. Oh no, the children. Had a child seen his 2 second dance, they would have been scarred for life. Give me a break. It was no big deal if you ask me.

yes. I hate children.

h2r09
02-01-2011, 08:28 PM
the ridiculous part is they fined the audience, not the act itself. he did the exact same thing friday and not a word, but now that it is on national tv he gets fined? get over it, he saying he is gutsy for taking that shot.

Ray_R
02-01-2011, 10:09 PM
I actually laughed pretty hard at that.
How is that for lightening up?

I don't have a huge problem with it and am not offended personally, but I can certainly understand the fine.

Your examples are bad btw.
People getting injured is unavoidable. Rushing the mound is frowned upon and the players get ejected, fined and suspended.
With basketball being the least violent sport in your own words, why should they have lower standard than the other sports?



Tell that to the commish.

Professional sports are a business.
Offending large numbers of customers is not smart for said business.

But you have to look at the Demographic. Most customers are Teenage-Adult males. You cant tell you you never told a dirty joke or had dirty inside jokes when you were a teenager. WWE lost a lot of money trying to cater to their younger audience(pre-teens) with their PG crap and I highly doubt the NBA is ready to lose more money.
Usally people that get offended by stuff like this are always Feminist. I highly doubt that a feminist group was watching the game and got offended.

posterized
02-01-2011, 10:36 PM
I dont get the reason for the fine. Dirk use to do this all the time. Josh smith was a little more vulgar with his gesturing but there really is no reason to fine House.... The NBA can really be inconsistent with their decisions.

mzgrizz
02-02-2011, 12:48 AM
Should not have been fined! I remember Chucky Atkins big balls dance being far more.....active!

0nekhmer
02-02-2011, 03:38 AM
it's not like he did the "suck it" sign to the crowd or directed it to anyone... i wouldn't have even noticed he was doing the "big balls" if TC didn't put it up there. lol david stern.. probably knows about the CBA so he's racking up those billz

CityofChaos
02-02-2011, 04:06 AM
I wonder what would happen if a Hornets player did that? Whose pockets would be victimized by him?

CHANGO
02-02-2011, 04:21 PM
House Response:


MIAMI — Miami Heat guard Eddie House said Wednesday he was not proud about being fined $25,000 by the NBA for what the league deemed an "obscene" gesture, but also was not embarrassed by the episode.

House was sanctioned Monday by the NBA for the crotch-related gesture in celebration of his go-ahead 3-pointer late in Sunday's nationally televised road victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I was very surprised, the first time being fined," House said after Wednesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, his first expansive comments on the fine. "I've always followed the rules and stuff like that. It was just the emotion of the game."

House's gesture was similar to the gesticulations of Sam Cassell after the former NBA guard converted one of his trademark 3-point daggers.

"I know Sam used to do it and I don't think he got fined for it," House said. "So I thought it was something within the game that I was going to be able to do, not like thinking, 'I'm going to do this.' But, at the end of the day, my emotions took over. I was surprised. I was very surprised. And it was a steep fine, too, very steep, without a warning."

Cassell was among the first to contact House in the wake of the Sunday celebration and Monday fine.

"He sent me a text and I called him up afterward and he's just teasing me like, 'Man, that was my dance,' " House said.

House said he would not make Cassell share in the fallout over what Cassell claimed was his trademark move.

"No," House said, "he doesn't have to pay the fine.

"I'm trying to get out of the fine, trying to see if I can get it rescinded."

House made a similar gesture after converting the winning free throws Friday against the visiting Detroit Pistons, but did not hear from the league after that episode.

"They might fine me. I don't want to speak on that," he said.

Asked how he might celebrate future signature moments, he said, "It's not anything that you think about doing, it just happens."

As for the Cassell-like dance, he said, "That's definitely not happening anymore."