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NEW YORK, Feb. 2 –- Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal has been suspended one game without pay for using obscene language and publicly criticizing the game officials during a live postgame interview, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred following the Lakers' 84-83 win on the road over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Feb. 1. O'Neal will miss the Lakers' next game, tonight at Indiana.

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The Lakers did not need this right now, especially if Jermaine is out :no:
 

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Originally posted by <b>jstempi</b>!


Yeah, he deserves more than a fine like everyone else gets because Shaq is judged by a different set of rules.:rolleyes:
others dont curse multiple times on national tv, after somebody tells him its national tv. He deserves it
 

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He deserves a fine, but he doesn't deserve a suspension for cussing. Fine the guy for 20 -50 thousand bucks but a suspension is penalizing the team and costing him 300 thousand dollars!!!!

He apologized profusely and said he shouldn't have used that language and was really sorry, but God (stu jackson) has spoken and that's that.

THIS IS A PATHETIC LEAGUE!
 

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Yeah, he deserves more than a fine like everyone else gets because Shaq is judged by a different set of rules
He went to the line 15 TIMES! What do you want him to go 25 next time???
 

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Originally posted by <b>steadyeddy</b>!
He deserves a fine, but he doesn't deserve a suspension for cussing. Fine the guy for 20 -50 thousand bucks but a suspension is penalizing the team and costing him 300 thousand dollars!!!!

He apologized profusely and said he shouldn't have used that language and was really sorry, but God (stu jackson) has spoken and that's that.

THIS IS A PATHETIC LEAGUE!
No kidding, and its not like we see players and coaches mouth the cuss words every 5 seconds anyway. Anybody know if they suspended Artest on his first offense last year?
 

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shut up, Shaq.

Kobe's fans, Kings fans, Mavs fans and Blazers fan hate you.
 

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Originally posted by <b>SacKings384</b>!


He went to the line 15 TIMES! What do you want him to go 25 next time???
Yes, a foul is a foul. Toronto has no bigs and Shaq deserved more trips to the line, as did VC (to a lesser extent).
 

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People like to claim that the league goes easy on Lakers...

Van Exel, 7 games for ref contact- Rodman 6, Duncan 1

Fox, 6 games for premediatated attack- Camby 5

Shaq 1 game for post game comments- rest of the league never
 

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Originally posted by <b>Locke</b>!
Aw well, Lakers were gonna lose the game anyway...
No they weren't, they would have won. Jermaine O'Neal wasn't playing.
 

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Van Exel, 7 games for ref contact- Rodman 6, Duncan 1
Duncan just ran into the ref, Van Exel, even though it was an accident (sort of) ran after the ref and pushed him onto the scorers table, it wasnt even CLOSE to the Duncan thing... Rodman 6...ooooh one game... ouch...

Fox, 6 games for premediatated attack- Camby 5
Well Camby just straight out fought, Fox fought, then chased Christie and fought again, and once again only one extra game...

Shaq 1 game for post game comments- rest of the league never
Hasnt really been a circumstance to that degree on Live TV like that...
 

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Originally posted by <b>Ballscientist</b>!
shut up, Shaq.

Kobe's fans, Kings fans, Mavs fans and Blazers fan hate you.
Wow, that's great. :rolleyes:

Go home! I hope to never see you in this forum again.

:no:
 

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You just cant cuss i guess or you will be punished..but ill admit he shoulda just got fined...I mean he appologizes and they are basically suspending the laker team not just shaq
 
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