May 23, 2012

Udonis Haslem Suspended For Game 6

This is such bullshit and waaaay overblown. As you can see from the picture, Udonis hits Hansbrough squarely on the shoulders. If he would've done that without Hansbrough ever racking Wade across the face and drawing blood, we wouldn't even be talking about this. Hansbrough didn't even almost get injured because again, Haslem hit him on the shoulder. He didn't push him out of the air, he didn't throw a flying elbow at him, he slapped down on his shoulder. Big whoop! David Stern did more damage to the Lakers by vetoing the Chris Paul trade than Haslem did to Hansbrough. Whatever.

In addition to the BS suspension of Haslem, Dexter Pittman was also suspended, but not just for one got, he got 3. I was actually expecting more, but I guess Stern realized the insignificance of Dexter Pittman throwing a Metta World Elbow at Lance Stephenson. Neither play, not really a big deal either way.

As far as Game 6 goes, with Chris Bosh already out, this Haslem injury really puts us in a bind. You know Ronny Turiaf is gonna get in foul trouble and our only other serviceable big man is Joel Anthony, so it looks like either Juwan Howard or Eddy Curry is gonna have to give us 10-15 minutes. This series could easily be heading towards a Game 7. I hope not, but we're small as fuck.