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Looks like Serge Ibaka took some notes from Nicholas Batum in the Summer Olympics game. After leading by as much as 19 points, the Oklahoma City Thunder allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to crawl within three in the final 2 minutes, where Serge Ibaka hits Blake Griffin in a particularly sensitive region in their fight for rebounding position.
While the hit looked malicious, Serge was only given a flagrant 1 foul. Which really should been an ejection. I don’t care if some of you conspiracy theorists that thought Ibaka might have missed, you are getting an ejection for any assault attempt at one’s private area. No one should ever stoop that low (pun intended, of course).
But the foul didn’t do the Thunder any good either. They end giving up a a 7 point possession to give the Clippers, their first lead of the game. However, things would go south again for the Clippers, as Serge would foul Blake out of the game on a 3 point play to really get the better him. What happened to “no bad deed...
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Rarely does the NBA make the same mistake twice. However they just have, on their disciplinary decision regarding Serge Ibaka and his run-in with Blake Griffin. Run-in is a nice way of saying, purposely and with malice, punching Griffin in his lower region. The first mistake came by not ejecting Ibaka, even after reviewing the incident during the game and second, in not suspending...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Blake Griffin would have preferred to see Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka get suspended after striking him in the groin on national TV Sunday, but the Clippers forward said he would accept whatever the NBA decided in the matter.
I dont really see how it can be let go, but if it is, whatever, Griffin said after practice Tuesday. Im not going to do anything...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka received a flagrant-1 foul on Sunday when he hit Blake Griffin near the groin (video of the play here) during his team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unclear whether Ibaka hit Griffin in the man region or not, but it certainly looked like the swing itself was intentional.
After the game, Ibaka insisted that he was not trying...
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...
There are flagrant fouls and there are things that we here at That NBA Lottery Pick like to deem as "super flagrant fouls".Near the end of Sunday afternoon's Clippers/Thunder match-up, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka decided to pull off his own version of tough love with Blake Griffin.Watch as Ibaka punches Griffin right in the groin and gets called for a flagrant foul:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined 25,000 by the NBA for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday's game.
NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Tuesday. The league also upgraded the flagrant foul 1 Ibaka's was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled...
The only thing I can think of is that Ibaka sent Keri Hilson up to David Stern’s office to take care of the problem. I rather take a Metta World Peace elbow, than getting hit in the groin.
Serge Ibaka has been fined $25k by NBA “for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area.”
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) March 5, 2013
This should have been a...
Serge Ibaka punched Blake Griffin in the groin on Sunday.
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...
JR The Bossman was joined by Phillip Jackson for his weekly spot on Monday nights at midnight. The two talked about numerous topics from the always entertaining “Boss Report”, to the NBA and Serge Ibaka’s punch to the man-region of Blake Griffin. Listen to the podcast below and be sure to tune in next time [...]
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