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Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 12:30 pm  |  5 responses

Tyrus Thomas Suspended for Throwing Elbow

Thomas‘ bow to Emeka Okafor‘s noggin did not sit well with the folks at NBA HQ, and now he’s been suspended for today’s game: “Tyrus Thomas of the Charlotte Bobcats has been suspended one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Emeka Okafor of the New Orleans Hornets, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations. The incident, in which Thomas made elbow contact to Okafor’s head and was ejected following the Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two call, occurred with 2:38 remaining in the 4th period of the Bobcats 88-81 loss on Saturday to the New Orleans Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.”

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  • jermareodavidson

    Next time emeka okafor should really get his face away from tyrus thomas elbow…let the man play!!

  • @JdotD

    What are the rules regarding swinging elbows like this. I thought players were technically allowed to do it, to clear space if players crowd them after grabbing a board for example. Obviously connecting with someone’s face is never going to be allowed, but to what extent is it permitted?

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    We couldve used Tyrus today…

  • Tyquez

    if i played for the bobcatz i would have been throwin elbowz

  • Chou

    The Oak effect.

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