Found May 31, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
Birdman got away with a flagrant 1 foul, but David Stern is saying the officials called it wrong. Per ESPN, NBA Commissioner David Stern says that Chris “Birdman” Anderson’s shove to Tyler Hansbrough merited an ejection. Stern made the remarks to NBC Sports Radio for an interview scheduled to air Sunday. Andersen was called for a flagrant foul 1 after shoving Hansbrough in the second quarter of Thursday’s game. A flagrant foul 1 does not carry ejection as a consequence. Stern says he didn’t know what Andersen was doing on that play, and that “a serious review of his activities is called for,” according to the network. Birdman very well should have been ejected. If you were watching the Bulls/Heat series and Muhammad shoved Lebron, he was immediately ejected but when Birdman did seemingly did the shame thing, he was allowed to stay in. Im guessing because Psycho T aka Hansbrough held his ground and didn’t fall out everywhere, it didn’t seem as bad. Either way, Anderson hit the wrong person, the person who hit Anderson initially in the back was Hill, not Hansbrough. What was even more puzzling is why Hansbrough got the technical as well. Either way, with Stern calling a review on this, if Birdman is suspended for game 6, that could be a game changer and an advantage for the Pacers must win game 6 at home.

NBA suspends Chris “Birdman” Anderson for Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals

David Stern did not approve of Miami Heat’s wild child Chris Anderson’s actions in Game 5. Anderson gave Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough a chicken wing while running down the court. Hansbrough was not a big fan of that and the two started having words. You can see the altercation that took place afterwards in the video below. Stern announced yesterday that Anderson will be suspended...

David Stern Says Birdman Should Have Been Ejected For Shove On Tyler Hansbrough

Speaking on NBC Sports Radio on Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern says he believes Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen should have been tossed from Game 5 after he inexplicably knocked down and then shoved Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough in the first half.  Birdman was issued a Flagrant 1 foul and the two players were both assessed technicals as well. David Stern’s quote via ProBasketballTalk...

David Stern: Chris Andersen's shove merits review

MIAMI (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says Miami forward Chris Andersen's shove of Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals merited an ejection. Stern made the remarks to NBC Sports Radio for an interview scheduled to air Sunday. Andersen was called for a flagrant-1 after shoving Hansbrough in the second quarter of Thursday's game. A...

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Once again the Heat have been taken to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Going to be tough for the Pacers to win Game 7 in LeBron's kingdom. Conspiracy theorists will say there's no way David Stern will let the Pacers win on Monday, but it should be a good one. Speaking of good things, I loved LeBron's hissy fit after the charge in the above video. Hard to...

Sacramento Could Lose Kings If Arena Doesn't Open By 2017

The NBA has set "a series of benchmarks" for a new arena that the Sacramento Kings' new ownership group must meet in order to keep their team. The NBA has the option of pulling the Kings out of Sacramento and to arrange a sale to new owners if the deadlines are not met. The Ranadive group agreed to the deadlines in writing, David Stern said. Stern said that he expects...

Kings of Deception

David Stern is all about leverage. (Credit) I’ve never been to Sacramento. I’ve never been further north in California than San Diego. I have no beef with the city; I’ve never even met anyone from it. I just know that Sacramento shouldn’t have an NBA team. If they did, they might also have an NFL or MLB team. Hell, an NHL team would suffice. There’s a reason no other...

Birdman and Tyler Hansbrough mix it up

In a battle of the great nicknames, Birdman and Psycho T mixed it up during the second quarter of game 5 between the Heat and Pacers. Chris Anderson had initially shouldered Hansbrough, and Tyler got up in Birdman’s face. Birdman then followed up the initial knockdown with another push. A technical was awarded to both players and Birdman also received a flagrant 1. It is still...

Maloofs Had Previously Entertained Offer From Las Vegas Group

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Kings Sale Finalized, With Group Led by Vivek Ranadive Set to Keep Team in Sacramento

A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era. The Maloof family finalized the sale of the Kings and Sleep Train Arena to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive on Friday, the NBA confirmed. Ranadive’s group acquired a 65 percent controlling interest in the team at a total franchise...

Top 10 Most Prolific Floppers In Sports

David Stern has been cracking down on flopping all season, most recently doling out fines to LeBron James, David West (on the same play), and Lance Stephenson for their flops in Game 4 of the NBA  Eastern Conference Finals.  This got me thinking, who are the most prolific floppers in sports?  Let’s take a look at the top 10: 10. Shane Battier, SF- Miami Heat If taking charges...

Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Suspended for Pacers-Heat Game 6 After Shoving Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5

Chris “Birdman” Andersen won’t be taking flight in Indiana again any time soon. The Birdman has been suspended by the NBA for Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers series, in response to his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough. Andersen was given a flagrant-1 foul by the refs during Game 5, but the NBA announced it had upgraded that to a flagrant-2 upon further review. That means the league...

Birdman Receives Flagrant 1 For Shoving Tyler Hansbrough

Chris “Birdman” Andersen received a Flagrant 1 midway through the second quarter for shoving Pacers forward, Tyler Tyler Hansbrough. Officials also handed out double technicals to both players, which was questionable since Hansbrough didn’t initiate nor retaliate when Andersen shoved him. The Birdman followed up the shove with a monster block on Hansbrough:

Chris Andersen, Tyler Hansbrough Get Into Altercation During Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals (Video)

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers got physical during the second quarter, when Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Tyler Hansbrough began pushing and shoving behind the play. Andersen initiated the contact when he knocked Hansbrough to the ground with his shoulder. The two then bumped chests, and Birdman proceeded to push Hansbrough into Roy...

Chris Andersen Suspended For Game 6

courtesy of The NBA suspended Miami Heat center Chris Andersen for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals for his altercation with Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 this past Thursday.  Still not understanding what Andersen was thinking when he attacked Hansbrough, who fell to the floor after a Indiana defensive rebound.  After Tyler was knocked down...
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