im sitting here watching the laker game as my team the lakers are about to win and they just threw ron artest out for a flagrent 2 foul...now although i dont like the rockets i must say that ron getting thrown out of the game for that soft foul was uncalled for..the nba no longer lets the players play..i grew up during the jordan era and the bad boy era where there were very hard fouls int he playoffs and the refs understood thats how the playoffs are supposed to be...now skip to my lou getting ejected i can understand cuz u dont just smack someone in the head...the d fisher one i can understand in todays soft nba but back in the day thats just a flagrant foul..speaking of soft i must also say that paul gasol is soft...he is a very good player but he is soft i dont understand what hes doing sometimes when he stands in the charge zone and just holds his hands straight up....i mean i understand a lil if you do that sometimes against yao because hes much taller and already has great position but how the hell do you do that against chuck hayes and carl laundry..what the hell...once again im not saying he isnt good because he is very very good but he is also soft..all it takes is a lil effort....while im ranting i must say paul peirce is soft also ..everytime he dribbles towards the basket and gets bumped a lil he throws his head back and acts like hes just been shot..i can take a lil acting sometimes but not every single time someone touches you
Thankyou for noticing, I was wondering if anybody had paid attention. Players used to send "messages" and stay in the game. Now you make a good clean hard foul and get the boot.
The Truth certainly has a soft body! Has the guy ever seen a weight room? Can't help but think he could be a better player...yes, the League Office has grown soft. As far as the flagrants and what not, I think you can partly trace it back to "The Malice at the Palace". they're trying to do too much to avoid that happening again. Personally, thats my all time fave sports memory. I know exactly where i was, what i was doing, what was happening in my life that day. It might be the only sports memory that i can say that about along with Magic getting HIV. That probably says a lot about me as a person, but i digress...The Jermaine Oneal fall away punch is legendary...Pau Gasol is soft. But he's european. What do you expect? Have you seen those cats play soccer? Pau is a thug compared to those pansies. lol
It could get to the point where important players are booted for something minimal. Maybe it was flagrant 2 because it was Artest (relating to the Palace incident).