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    Critique Artest gets rest of season for basketbrawl fiasco

    I've seen a lot of ugly outside-the-game incidents in my 35+ years of watching/playing sports but the one in Detroit Friday night takes the cake. Surprisingly I haven't heard any of the numerous horrified US news and sports commentators compare the Artest/O'Neal/Piston fans situation to the Bertuzzi/Moore incident so far. The NBA is wearing this gigantic black eye all by themselves.
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    The disgusting thing is that this will help that loser sell cd's.
    I hit them as hard as I could on the mouth right from the start of the game so they were thinking this was going to be a long day. Sooner or later one of us had to quit. And it wasn't going to be me.
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel
    The disgusting thing is that this will help that loser sell cd's.
    Ain't it the truth.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel
    The disgusting thing is that this will help that loser sell cd's.


    Thats very true..

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    I had the surreal experience of watching this live on TV...yes it's a blackeye on the NBA but those same people that you all say will buy Artest's CD because of this will also start to watch the NBA more because of this...
    I'm a casual fan of the NBA and I tell ya, for as much this won't make me watch more NBA, it's not going to hinder me from watching any games.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    He's gone for the season, if the Ticker at score was right.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    He is done for the year.
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    He's got plenty of time for more music now. He might want to make it his career soon, as he doesn't seem to have much of one left in basketball. Who's gonna want him now?

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    That's a BS suspension. The fan challenged Ron, and Ron did what most people would.

    I know I would be doing the same thing.......

    Did Carl Kidd get suspended for kicking that drunk Winnipeg fan who hopped on to the field and tackled his teammate? Nope.....same stuff here.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Artest got what he deserved...end of story

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    It's about time a league handed out some discipline that get's the players attention.
    I hit them as hard as I could on the mouth right from the start of the game so they were thinking this was going to be a long day. Sooner or later one of us had to quit. And it wasn't going to be me.
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    Re: Artest gets rest of season for basketbrawl fiasco

    Artest's long history of bad behaviour contributed to the harshness of the suspension. As far as I'm concerned, all the players got what they deserved. Too bad the idiot fans will likely get away with their part in this. A lifetime ban from NBA arenas would be a good place to start...
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    I think court side celebs like Jack Nicholson attributed to this fiasco. His tirade to players always gets airplay. Its taken as entertainment. People think that it is acceptable when a bonehead like that gets away with taunting the players.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy - Edmonton
    That's a BS suspension. The fan challenged Ron, and Ron did what most people would.

    I know I would be doing the same thing.......
    Well, then, you'd be suspended for the rest of the year.

    Great call by the NBA. Players have to be more mature that that even if provoked.
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Why though? Players are only human. Just because they are players doesn't give the fans the right to throw things at them!

    Don't tell me if a fan 5 rows above you threw a full glass of beer at you...that you wouldn't react?

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    It's called being a professional. Also, keeping your head about you in times of trouble is also a good thing.

    The Kidd thing when the fan hopped on the field? Different story. The fan was on the field on his own volition, he should have gotten nailed. Artest went up and took the fan on in the stands. There's a difference.

    Fan throws a beer at me from 5 rows up? Sure, it sucks, but I get paid for more than putting the ball in the basket. I'm paid to be a professional, which goes further than the game itself.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel
    The disgusting thing is that this will help that loser sell cd's.

    and he's writing a book too...

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Joepritch2
    He's got plenty of time for more music now. He might want to make it his career soon, as he doesn't seem to have much of one left in basketball. Who's gonna want him now?
    Alot of teams would take Artest, I know I would. He's an incredible player, best defensive guy in the league and he was averaging 25 points a game. Too bad that fan had to do that, I would have done the same.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    There's such a thing as being such a big distraction, it affects how the team plays. The guy has shown he cares for none other than himself, and will do whatever he feels like when he wants to. He's not a team player.

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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    Now Artest is out promoting his cd, using this incident as a vehicle. Is it any wonder why people are losing respect for atheletes today?
    I hit them as hard as I could on the mouth right from the start of the game so they were thinking this was going to be a long day. Sooner or later one of us had to quit. And it wasn't going to be me.
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    Re: Artest gets 30 games for basketbrawl fiasco

    i think this has been a long time coming. The way the NBA is set up the fans are basically on top of players. If you get courtside seats you can't even stretch your legs wihtou being on the court.

    As for this specific incident i think he got what he deserved. i agree with many of the posters, he should have been more professional, security would have taken care of it and that should have been it.

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