Fly 2ndComing said:
Both. I'm all for if the refs you pay to do a job don't a.ssess it during the game then it's over, no coming back to fine and/or suspend for plays.
As for the play, I didn't think it was a flagrant foul. He is going for the ball misses and catches him in the head. From my view it doesn't appear his original intent was to hit Wade but it just happened. Obviously, Stu Jackson disagrees though.
I guess we should make every shot to the head a flagrant foul then. Stu should go back and upgrade to a flagrant every time a guy driving to the hoop was hit in the head accident or not. Lebron has been whacked several times by guys when driving this season and I didn't see a bunch of postgame upgrades. I guess when every guy who wears a headband got his sh*t knocked off this season on a foul even the none foul calls Stu missed those too.
sh*t is getting out of hand with the refs and the league office. I honestly think they did this trying to send a message to guys but it only makes things worse.
intent and going for the ball doesn't mean it can't be a flagrant if it's reckless. basically any intentional swing that lands above the shoulders is going to get you a flagrant, especially when the guy is in the air on the break.
|2. Whether or not the player was making a legitimate basketball play (e.g., whether a player is making a legitimate effort to block a shot; note, however, that a foul committed during a block attempt can still be considered flagrant if other criteria are present such as recklessness and hard contact to the head);
4. The potential for injury resulting from contact (e.g., a blow to the head and a foul committed while a player is in a vulnerable position);
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he clearly met 2 of the criteria for flagrants. that's an open and shut case to me.
it doesn't help us any since the game's over, but it can get habitual offenders suspended/fined, so it acts as a deterrent to protect players from that happening again.