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Will the new CBA give David Stern less power to punish players?

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TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott suspects that it might: David Stern has more than a little power, which is especially clear when players really break the rules. After the unrestrained brawl known as “the Auburn Hills incident,” for example, the fortunes of the Pacers and Pistons franchises and several players hung in the balance. Were there hearings [more]

Bynum suspended five games for hit on Barea

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The NBA has announced that Lakers center Andrew Bynum will be suspended for the first five games of the regular season for his flying elbow shot to Mavericks guard J.J. Barea in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Mavericks-Lakers playoff series. Bynum will also be fined $25,000 for “the manner in which he [more]

Matt Barnes suspended for one game

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UPDATE 10:42 pm: Lakers coach Phil Jackson spoke about Barnes and said it’s all good to come to the aid of a teammate, but you better know the situation. “He’s definitely got to check that stuff at the door in the playoffs,” Jackson said. “You can’t play short-handed in the playoffs.” Asked if he was [more]

Juwan Howard plans to appeal $35,000 fine

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The fallout from Wednesday’s Heat-Wizards fracas that led to three ejections and a one-game suspension for John Wall continues. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Heat forward plans to appeal the $35,000 fine he received for pushing JaVale McGee after John Wall and Zyrundas Ilgauskas were both issued flagrant-2 fouls: “I [more]

Wall suspended one game for Ilgauskas altercation

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The league has announced that Wizards guard John Wall will be suspended one game for his role in an altercation that caused Wall, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Juwan Howard to all be ejected from Wednesday’s Wizards-Heat game. Here is the league’s statement on the matter: Wall has been suspended for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two, whichincluded [more]