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ANTHONY FINED : Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony was fined $15,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands during a loss to the Clippers. Anthony took out his frustrations with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's 111-109 loss. After being fouled hard by Quinton Ross on a layup, Anthony punched the basketball about 25 rows up into the stands and was immediately ejected. It was his second such ejection this season.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/05/AR2006040502302.html

The worst part of all this is that Melo let his team down. He's known for his clutch shots and he had a chance to win it for the Nuggets. You see, the nuggets were down a couple points and they had the last shot but since he was ejected, he could not take it and they ended up losing the game. I'm not saying Melo would have made the shot but he should have kept his cool in that situation.

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the lamest part is kobe kicked a LINE DRIVE into the stands with no T, no ejection, and no fine...

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Demiloy said:
If a player gets injured with, say, a minute left, after getting fouled, then the opposite coach can pick any player, which obviously would be the worst free throw shooter. That to me is unfair to the other team.
So what if a team is down by one, and one of their players gets fouled going for a shot. He's a bad free throw shooter so he flops around on the floor like he's dying so he can get taken out of the game. Then the coach gets to choose a good free throw shooter from his own team to take the shots for him and they win by one point. How is that fair?
 

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Personally, I don't get how this is a 15K fine and Bowen kicking Allen in the back is 10K. It doesn't make sense.
 

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HKF said:
Personally, I don't get how this is a 15K fine and Bowen kicking Allen in the back is 10K. It doesn't make sense.
Agree: seems stupid. While both were frustrated Melo took his out on a ball while Bowen took it out on another player. Also Bowen has a history - not a lot of sense in this decision in terms of the monetary amounts
 
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While we're on the topic, Gerald Wallace threw the ball into the stands in a game against the Wolves earlier this week and didn't get ejected. Where's the consistency?
 
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Pioneer10 said:
Agree: seems stupid. While both were frustrated Melo took his out on a ball while Bowen took it out on another player. Also Bowen has a history - not a lot of sense in this decision in terms of the monetary amounts
Look at it from the standpoint of the NBA [albeit an capricious one]. They are looking at things through eyes of green, everything first and foremost; is a business move. A guy catching a ball to the chin could theoretically file a lawsuit, and milk the league. Player philanthropy comes second.
 

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So what if a team is down by one, and one of their players gets fouled going for a shot. He's a bad free throw shooter so he flops around on the floor like he's dying so he can get taken out of the game. Then the coach gets to choose a good free throw shooter from his own team to take the shots for him and they win by one point. How is that fair?
In that case, the player is not allowed back into the game no matter what the situation is.

Demiloy said:
If a player gets injured with, say, a minute left, after getting fouled, then the opposite coach can pick any player, which obviously would be the worst free throw shooter. That to me is unfair to the other team.
That's much, much more different then the Carmelo case from the game. If 'Melo had gotten injured and not ejected, then yes, George Karl would have chose who shot the FT's, but he got ejected, therefore, Clippers chose who shot and bricked those 2 ft's.
 

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In that case, the player is not allowed back into the game no matter what the situation is.
The rule is already set up so if you left without shooting your free throws you are ineligible to return to the game. That doesn't change the fact that we have the rule allowing the opposing coach to choose the shooter in this situation to prevent a team from faking an injury at an end of game situation to keep a bad free thrower off the line.
 
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