Found March 05, 2013 on Twitter Sports Rundown:
In a decision that surprised many, Serge Ibaka was fined $25,000 and not suspended for his hit to the most valuable region of Blake Griffin. Matt Barnes, who was suspended in February for repeatedly shoving Greg Stiemsma, didn’t like that Ibaka wasn’t suspended. You can INTENTIONALLY grab or hit someone in the balls & not get suspended, but you push someone & get suspended. #ImConfused — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) March 5, 2013 In case you’re wondering how severe Barnes’ “push” was, well, it certainly wasn’t one to be overlooked by the league. He went on to add this. Let me or @mettaworldpeace do that & I guarantee its a 5game suspension.. I luv hv there are different rules, for different people! — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) March 5, 2013

Serge Ibaka hits Blake Griffin in the nuts

Video:  Hits him right in the ABC!

Serge Ibaka Being Fined only $25k and NOT Suspended for Blake Griffin Nut Shot is Absurd

  I had the same reaction when I heard the news, Blake. If you haven’t seen it yet, Serge Ibaka delivered a blatant nut shot to Blake Griffin on Sunday, the likes of which Kobe Bryant commented  ”I probably would have smacked him in the mouth.”  The shot was so blatant and so dirty, just check it out for yourself: I was expecting a major fine and at least a 1 game suspension...

Blake Griffin with a clever response to Ibaka hit

Blake Griffin needs to be applauded for finding the humor in the dirty flangrant-2 foul that was delivered to him by Serge Ibaka the other night. While the NBA hit him with a hefty fine, Griffin wisely kept quiet until early Wednesday morning when he decided to get creative with a message from his future self: Kid Blake: Who are you? Future Blake: you from the future… Don’t listen...

Kobe says he would have smacked Serge Ibaka for low blow.

Kobe Bryant has never been one to shy away from a conflict. The Los Angeles Lakers star offered a very vocal opinion as to what he would have done had Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka punched him in his very special place. Please click here to read this story. The post Kobe Bryant says he would have smacked Serge Ibaka for low blow. appeared first on Players View.

Serge Ibaka Appears to Punch Blake Griffin in Groin, Avoids Ejection (Animation)

In what could be a called a possible Western Conference Finals preview, things got heated between the Clippers and Thunder. With the Clips trailing by three with under two minutes to go, Serge Ibaka and Blake Griffin were fighting for position under the basket when things escalated. Ibaka appeared to hit Griffin below the belt, drawing a flagrant-1 foul for the act but avoiding...

GIF: Serge Ibaka punches Blake Griffin in the nuts

Sunday at Staples Center, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka supplied quite the nut shot to Los Angels Clippers star Blake Griffin with under two minutes to go in a showdown between two of the Western Conference's top teams. In GIF form via HardwoodParoxysm.Com, watch Ibaka punch Griffin in the balls: After reviewing the play, the officials somehow let...

Matt Barnes Tweets Frustration With Suspension Double Standards

A month ago, Matt Barnes was suspended for striking Greg Stiemsma of the TWolves in the neck.  A few days later, Metta World Peace was suspended for striking Brandon Knight in the face.  On Sunday, Serge Ibaka struck Barnes teammate, Blake Griffin, in the groin.  Tuesday, Ibaka was handed a lesser punishment than the aforementioned and fined 25K for his actions.  Matt Barnes...

Ibaka goes for the low blow on Griffin

A new NBA rivalry is brewing between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have emerged as one of the teams that could challenge the Thunder for the Western Conference title, and they were going for the season sweep of OKC on Sunday. It looked like the Thunder were going to run away with it, up by as many as 19 in the third quarter, but the Clippers...

Serge Ibaka fined $25k, not suspended for hitting Blake Griffin in the groin

Is there a double standard in the NBA regarding fouls, suspensions, and fines?  Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers thinks so.  After the league handed out a $25,000 fine to Serge Ibaka for his groin shot to Blake Griffin, the league has been speaking out.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both think Ibaka should have been suspended.If you didn't see the punch, check...

Serge Ibaka Says Groin Hit On Blake Griffin Wasn’t Intentional

Serge Ibaka got hit with a Flagrant 1 after striking Blake Griffin in the groin late in the 4th quarter Sunday. After the Thunder win, Ibaka said the he was defending himself, but didn’t intend to hurt Griffin with the hit.  Teammate, Kendrick Perkins, chimed in disagreeing with the Flagrant call and made it a point to add that Blake Griffin is known for flopping. According to...

Kobe Bryant on Serge Ibaka chopping Blake Griffin’s groin: I would have smacked him in the mouth

Leave it to the venom-spitting Black Mamba to put the Serge Ibaka-Blake Griffin incident into proper perspective. When asked about Ibaka’s chop to Griffin’s groin Sunday during the Thunder-Clippers game, Bryant told reporters Monday how he would have reacted. “I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” Bryant said of Ibaka, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. Kobe...

Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka puts Dwight Howard in his place

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka put back the Lakers' Dwight Howard in a big way on Tuesday night.
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