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Winderman: Technical fouls more expensive with shortened season

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The upside of the NBA’s lockout-compacted 66-game schedule? It can shorten the lengths of previously handed-down suspensions, with Andrew Bynum and Charlie Villanueva receiving that benefit of the doubt to start the season. The downside? Less tolerance from big brother, namely NBA czar of discipline Stu Jackson. While much was made publicly of the league [more]

Kendrick Perkins explains why the Thunder need technicals

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In Kendrick Perkins world, there are good technical fouls and bad technical fouls. Bad ones? Taking too long to shoot a free throw then throwing the ball away from the refs. Especially when that gets you suspended. Good technicals? Perkins has been T’d up five times since coming to the Thunder, and he told Darnell [more]

Stan Van Gundy defends Dwight Howard, invites fine from Stern

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That’s going to cost Stan Van Gundy. He probably thinks it’s money well spent. Monday, before Dwight Howard sat out the Magic’s loss due to a suspension for his 16th technical of the season, Magic coach Van Gundy came to Howard’s defense. Van Gundy went with the argument that has been used for Shaq, Kareem, [more]

Dwight Howard has a technical problem

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Friday night, Dwight Howard picked up technical foul number 15 on the season, helping extend his league lead. Once he gets his “frequent techicals rewards card” stamped one more time gets an automatic one-game suspension. It’s really a matter of when — he has averaged a technical every four games this season and the Magic [more]

It’s not Stephen Jackson, it’s those referees that have it in for him

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Stephen Jackson will take your technical and not apologize for his actions. He owned up to his situation. His agent, he’s more conspiracy theorist, and that comes across when he spoke with ESPN. It is clear the referees are singling him out, agent Mark Stevens said. “The inconsistency of the referees’ calls or non-calls in [more]