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O'Neal calls out Big Baby's "Dirty Play"

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Spacemoth, May 2, 2014.

  1. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Contributing Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/10871826/jermaine-oneal-golden-state-warriors-mri-right-knee-dirty-play-glen-davis-los-angeles-clippers

    I have no horse in this race, but I immediately thought this was a dirty play and was surprised the refs did nothing to Big Baby afterwards. I feel bad for the Warriors too, because pretty much their first, second, and third string centers are now out/significantly hampered, and even if they win Game 7 (which they won't if the League Office has any say) then they will still be limited in terms of their full potential thanks to those injuries.
     
  2. eMat

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    I would hope they suspend Davis for this but that would help the Clippers.
     
  3. dc rock

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  4. BigBenito

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    Looks dirty to me.
     
  5. TracywtFacy

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    That's a tough one, I think it's more to do with what Jermaine said (terrible balance), and his slowness / fatness, but he was going for the ball.

    It would be a very tough call if the league took further action on this.
     
  6. Awesome

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    You can clearly see he was going for the ball.

    You just don't stop 300lbs on a dime no matter what Mr Glass is saying.
     
  7. BigBenito

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    Not to go all matthew mcconaughey, but what if that happened to LeBron or even KD/Harden? Silver would have his head on a platter.
     
  8. vinsensual

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    He stopped on a dime after bowling JO over. It looks really clumsy but still avoidable.
     
  9. Mr. Clutch

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    Can he stop on a dime?

    Maybe on a quarter.
     
  10. HPD

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    Boys will be boys
     
  11. NotChandlerParsons

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    Eh...probably both.
     
  12. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    It sorta looked like an Edge spear, just with a fatter dude and much much slower...

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  13. Rockness

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    That was dirty come on now..
     
  14. AliefRockets713

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    Looked dirty, especially in real time. After he hit him he stared him down
     
  15. Carl Herrera

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    How does this compare with the Beverley Westbrook play?
     
  16. finsraider

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    Dirty. His balance doesn't seem off, his shoulder gives an extra "nudge" after contact.
     
  17. arabrocket

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    Of course its dirty.
     
  18. i meow a lot

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    holy fk, that looks painful...its like a slow moving train to your knees...
     
  19. Rockets FTW

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    This was more violent than the Randolph play... where's the suspension?????
     
  20. bulkatron

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    It literally looks like a targeted takedown of his knee (but we all know Big Baby is too slow and clumsy to target anything except the nearest McDonald's). You can see O'Neal's knee buckle back, probably has a PCL/MCL sprain or tear. It looks dirty to me, but I am a little surprised that Big Baby had the brains/precision to direct himself with such focus at O'Neal's knee. On replay it looks like a low football tackle.
     

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