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Josh McRoberts fined 20K for his Game 2 hard foul on Lebron James


It's playoff basketball.

Heat fans should unbunch their panties and stop griping about it.

With that being said do you think the league office will overreact and suspend mcbob for 1 game?


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    High Upside
    Apr 24 2014 07:09 AM

    The amount of discussion this has generated is insane. 

     

    McRoberts fouled him, it wasnt malicious. 

     

    I doubt League Office suspends him, nor should they.

    The amount of discussion this has generated is insane.

    McRoberts fouled him, it wasnt malicious.

    I doubt League Office suspends him, nor should they.


    I agree that it's ridiculous and that he shouldn't be suspended, but the league tends to overreact when you dare to put your hands on the golden goose
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    gamecocksmitty4
    Apr 24 2014 07:38 AM

    Miami Heat fans on Reddit and RealGM- "McRoberts is a dirty player. He should be suspended and fined. There is no room for something like that in the NBA."

     

    2 seconds later...

     

    "I can't wait for Udonis Haslem to take him out in Game 3."

    It wasn't a good way to throw a hard foul. Come down a little extra hard with both hands like you're trying to block a shot, sure, but sizing him up and throwing an elbow is going to get you suspended. Maybe the league will just make it a flagrant 1 and fine him, though. 

    Id sign him to a max contract for that

    hoping for a flagrant 1 and a fine. i think thats more than fair. if a suspension comes down then you know the Silverball is starting already. god forbid someone actually challenge lebron!??!?! How will we make money then??? 

    It wasn't a good way to throw a hard foul. Come down a little extra hard with both hands like you're trying to block a shot, sure, but sizing him up and throwing an elbow is going to get you suspended. Maybe the league will just make it a flagrant 1 and fine him, though. 

     

    it all goes back to the way the refs ref lebron. i  have said multiple times that you can't let him play bully ball AND call tick tack fouls. i have no problem with him lowering his shoulder and pushing the defender off, but you can't then call slight challenges on the shot. over time, this amplifies the intensity at which he drives which only gives the defense the choice of let him have the layup or level a very hard foul. he is huge and very fast so to make sure he doesn't get the shot up you have to really gear up to foul him. mcroberts was gearing up for him to take off, but his timing was delayed because mkg was being brushed off and swiping down across both his arms. mcroberts was caught and unfortunately the foul ended up being leveled at the bottom of lebron's jump and not the top. i don't really think there was anything intentional about it but then again, i have seen mcroberts do things like this several times this season.

     

    but off topic, to all the folks younger than 25 that even begin to compare lebron and mj. lebron wouldn't last one game in mj's nba. ultimately, he is too big and strong to not adjust, but what a culture shock it would be for him. the one way to really get in lebron's head is hard fouls and physical play on his drives. he doesn't like contact on his shots. anyone who doesn't know what i am talking about, watch a few bulls/knicks and bulls/pistons games from mj's career. he took more contact in one quarter than lebron takes in a half a season. and they weren't even close to being called flagrant fouls.

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    Mackey_Rose
    Apr 24 2014 08:05 AM

    It's the NBA playoffs.  You can't barrel into the lane 20 times a game and not expect to take a hard shot every once in a while.

     

    He should have been called for a flagrant last night.  The refs didn't call it.  They had a chance to look at the replay.  They chose not to do so.  The NBA would be silly to suspend him after the fact, and it would completely undermine the referees they had calling the game.

     

    I hope they retroactively issue him a flagrant 1 and fine him.  I'm sure he will be happy to pay his fine, and get back after it on Saturday night.  I would be willing to bet that any money he loses to the NBA for the hit on Lebron, he will make back 10 fold this summer, because I guarantee you that MJ loved it.

     

    No layups.

    I would be shocked if he is suspended.

     

    This was a hard foul that your going to see in the playoffs. The intent wasn't to go to his neck, he was bracing himself to absorb contact and prevent the shot. Lebron got held up by MKG and didn't get to explode off the ground. Without MKG holding him up, the foul would have been to the chest/arms and prevented Lebron from following through to make the shot.

     

    This should be upgraded to a flagrant 1 and Josh should be in the line up for Saturday.

    Hopefully the first of many.  You only get bullied if you let them.   But I guess we are supposed to lay down and take it like a team that "is just happy to be here" 

    I've never liked dirty players...with that siad I've looked at the play several times and every time it looks like McRoberts was bracing for the collision. It just happened to be on LeBron and, to me, did not appear to be an intentional attempt to injure the guy. The refs would have called a flagrant if they'd seen a flagrant.

    Heat fans on RGM seem to be certain that mcbob tried to intentionally crush lebron's windpipe.

    http://forums.realgm...c.php?t=1317689
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    High Upside
    Apr 24 2014 11:21 AM

    To be honest... I hope we send DJ White out there to show LeBron a real foul.

     

    Everyone's gonna cry about THAT, we'll show you something to cry about.

    If the bobcats were going to goon it up, Biz seems to be the ideal candidate for it.

    Built like a tank and not a huge loss if he gets ejected.
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    QC Thundercats
    Apr 24 2014 11:38 AM

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    Heat fans on RGM seem to be certain that mcbob tried to intentionally crush lebron's windpipe.

    http://forums.realgm...c.php?t=1317689

     

     

    LOL... "Heat fans"

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    Damn, QC.  It won't let me give a thumbs up, but that is a thing of beauty!  Another QC poster I want on my living room wall.

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    RETWEET!

    Will cost him $20K.  He can pay that.  Glad he was not suspended a game

    I really hope MJ does something to get everyone up in arms even more over this shit, like tell the media he's gonna pay the fine or that he's signing Josh to a $20k Nike contract.

     

    ESPN would lose their minds, not to mention LeBron fans everywhere who are still crying for their poor baby.

    i figured this would probably be the result. 

     

    the ref's should be fined and publicly reprimanded too. how can the ref's have the option to review to change the call in game, decline the option because in their professional opinion it was a common foul and then the league the next day change the call upping it two rungs on the ladder from common to flagrant 2 to protect a star? either the league or the refs were acting unprofessionally. 

     

    i know they would never do this to the ref's but it would be a good way to keep the league from doing this type of shit after the fact.

    "Macho Man McRoberts, snapping into a Slim James!"

     

     

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    It's the NBA playoffs.  You can't barrel into the lane 20 times a game and not expect to take a hard shot every once in a while.

     

    He should have been called for a flagrant last night.  The refs didn't call it.  They had a chance to look at the replay.  They chose not to do so.  The NBA would be silly to suspend him after the fact, and it would completely undermine the referees they had calling the game.

     

    I hope they retroactively issue him a flagrant 1 and fine him.  I'm sure he will be happy to pay his fine, and get back after it on Saturday night.  I would be willing to bet that any money he loses to the NBA for the hit on Lebron, he will make back 10 fold this summer, because I guarantee you that MJ loved it.

     

    No layups.

    yup this 1000x. 

     

    anyone who watches a lot of lebron (i watch almost all his games, one of my favorite players) will know this is literally the only way to shut him down. The way he plays its almost unfair, speeding 250lb freight train running straight at you with his shoulder. Most players in the league cant even hard foul him if they wanted 2, they would just give up an and 1.  Lebron hits defenders hard as hell and you just gotta hit him back even if you might get fined. not gonna beat him with a defensive scheme or strategy.... 

     

    also think about the timing, 97-94 Heat. If lebron gets an easy layup or an and 1, it might be game over. Instead, he is rolling around on the ground acting like he may never take another full breath in his life and still has to take 2 FTs. Brilliant play imo to have the presence to make a hard foul at the perfect time. 

    I don't know, but can we PLEEAAAAASSSSEEEEE have out guys walk out to "Iron Man" next game?