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Postby big.d57 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:42 pm

Updating a previous item, James Harden will not return to Sunday's game after showing concussion-like symptoms.
Harden passed all league-mandated tests originally, but started to show some concussion-like symptoms while returning to the floor. The Thunder decided to play it safe and hold him out, and it's unclear at this point whether or not he will return during the regular season. We will update you once a timetable is given
-Rotoworld

Anybody see this? What a cheap shot.
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Re: Harden Leveled by World Peace

Postby baller crimson » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:22 am

Just saw this for the first time today. Just watching the replay, doesn't look like it was really on purpose...But who knows, maybe Artest is just that evil
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Postby silentjim » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm

I think it was on purpose for sure. You don't whip your elbow around that high on accident and I think if it was an accident after you do it, you turn around immediately and think oh my god, what just happened.
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Postby RedHopeful » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:14 pm

All kinds of sad that the crowd reacted positively too. :-t

I'm expecting a 5 to 10 game suspension but wouldn't at all be surprised if Stern decides to make it harsher.

W/o a 100% Harden, OKC won't come out of the West.
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Re: Harden Leveled by World Peace

Postby silentjim » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:19 pm

RedHopeful wrote:All kinds of sad that the crowd reacted positively too. :-t

I'm expecting a 5 to 10 game suspension but wouldn't at all be surprised if Stern decides to make it harsher.

W/o a 100% Harden, OKC won't come out of the West.


I wonder if any sport will ever just say, you're suspended until the other player is health plus an additional 5-10 games? Especially in hockey or football where concussions are becoming more common and have really taken some guys out a long time.
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Re: Harden Leveled by World Peace

Postby RedHopeful » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:23 pm

silentjim wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:All kinds of sad that the crowd reacted positively too. :-t

I'm expecting a 5 to 10 game suspension but wouldn't at all be surprised if Stern decides to make it harsher.

W/o a 100% Harden, OKC won't come out of the West.


I wonder if any sport will ever just say, you're suspended until the other player is health plus an additional 5-10 games? Especially in hockey or football where concussions are becoming more common and have really taken some guys out a long time.

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Re: Harden Leveled by World Peace

Postby big.d57 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:58 am

7 games...what do you guys think of the penalty?
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Re: Harden Leveled by World Peace

Postby silentjim » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:53 pm

It's probably about right all things considered. If you look at the history of the NBA and what cause fines and suspensions, most elbows haven been 1 or 2 game suspensions max and most punches are anywhere between 1-3 depending on if they made contact or not.

With the brutalness of this and Artest's history I think7 was probably about right. I do agree with most on TV that they should have had it start in the playoffs though.
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