Artest was ejected with 24 seconds left for this clothesline on J.J. Barea. Barkley thinks it's suspension-worthy; we're confident it's not, if only because LA is a bigger TV market than Dallas for any conference final.
One thing's for certain: Barea should have known it was coming. With the game decided and a frustrated Lakers team looking at an 0-2 hole, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle warned his players to be on the lookout for anything "funny or crazy." If that isn't code for Ron Artest trying to take your head off, I must not know my NBA.