Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 2:30 pm  |  13 responses

Elton Brand Suspended 1 Game for Flagrant Foul

To the surprise of precisely no one, the League came down hard on EB for his takedown of the JaValator last night: “Elton Brand suspended 1 game (tonight @ TOR) for his flagrant 2 foul against JaVale McGee last night.”

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  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Well desereved; but I bet McGee won’t ever say/do whatever he did to provoke Brand like that either


    Pushing someone when they’re vulnerable like that in the air is bushleague. I never thought I’d see Brand do something like that.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I didnt see the game so dont know if they were going at it all night or whatever.. I think as soon as Brand realized he got beat to the basket, he rushed over there to give a shove and prevent an easy lay-up.. Too bad dude got hurt..

  • Fat Lever

    I didnt know the NBA turned into the NFL in terms of softness.

  • http://hibachisabas.blogspot.com/ Toni Kukoc

    1 game suspension is being soft on Brand

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt he. Dude’s got no history. Zero.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    This was a average foul in the 80s and 90s. Brand didnt mean to lay they guy out, was just a little late getting there to wrap him up.. Silly that unless you hug the guy, or slap him on the wrist, its considered flagrant..

  • PapaBearATL

    He didn’t wanna end up on a poster, the end. We have all seen the Blake Griffin facial, multiple times. He made no attempt for the ball. It was a desperate attempt to not end up the butt of a joke on ESPN, fail x ten.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I can see the other side of it though, if an guy came into my building, threw one of my guys to the ground causing a (non serious) injury, I’d want to see the guy tared and feathered too…

  • Jay Reyes

    saw the game, it was a simple shove but not well placed for a guy who already leaped into the air for a slam… mcgee was certainly vulnerable but i think brand had no malice when he shoved him…

  • http://safjdklf.com Jukai

    I like people who never watched a game in the 80s/90s telling people it was an average foul in the 80s/90s. Not quite.
    Don’t think it deserved a suspension, just an ejection would have been fine.

  • Tombomb

    Co-sign Jukai.

    No punches thrown, no previous record…..no suspension, the difference in the 80′s & 90′s is that you wouldnt be able to walk away to the tunnel after this, you or your team would get up and make sure it didnt happen again…..

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Im 31 years old, I’ve seen plenty of games in the 80s and 90s.. Back then, a little pushing and shoving was to be expected… Maybe “average foul” was the wrong term to use, but A shove like that wouldn’t have caused a suspention..