Tony Allen Kicks Chris Paul In The Face, Gets Ejected

Tony Allen earned a Flagrant 2 foul and an ejection tonight after taking the maxim "play defense with your feet" a little too literally. » 11/18/13 11:18pm 11/18/13 11:18pm

Amir Johnson Took 3.5 Seconds Between Dribbles, And Did Not Get Called…

It's sort of inexplicable how Toronto's Amir Johnson was able to get away with this. He takes the pass, dribbles to just outside the lane, picks up his dribble, pump fakes, pump fakes, and drives for a short jumper. By the game clock, it took him nearly four full seconds between putting the ball on the floor, and he… » 1/03/13 1:45pm 1/03/13 1:45pm

Dwyane Wade Kicked Ramon Sessions In The Nuts

It's easy to still think of Dwyane Wade as the reckless, wide-eyed young star who led Miami to the 2006 title. But he's almost 31 now, a wily veteran with a bag of tricks—like straight kicking an opponent in the groin and playing it off like an accident. » 12/27/12 9:50am 12/27/12 9:50am

Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His Shorts

Given the pushing and shoving and tetanus shots the last time the Nets and Celtics met, you had to figure yesterday's meeting in Brooklyn wouldn't be played without at least some shenanigans. A Christmas miracle!—Kevin Garnett was involved. » 12/26/12 10:10am 12/26/12 10:10am

What Exactly Did LeBron James Do To Earn A Technical Here?

Poor LeBron, never getting the calls, always being targeted by the refs. But that's life in bizarro preseason, where the Raptors are 5-1, the Lakers are 0-6, and the Bobcats get every whistle against the Heat. » 10/24/12 9:50am 10/24/12 9:50am

Yes, LeBron James Fouled Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant's shot with 10 seconds left to tie last night's NBA Finals Game 2 didn't drop, and now the series is tied 1-1. Arguing over whether a foul should have been called on LeBron James is silly; Durant just as easily could have been called for a charge moments before, and there's no guarantee he would have… » 6/15/12 11:20am 6/15/12 11:20am

Kenneth Faried Appeared To Be Broken After Being Flagrantly Fouled By…

Kobe Bryant earned a flagrant foul call for this hit on the Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, a shot that—for a moment, at least—made some wonder if Faried would be able to return to the game. » 5/11/12 9:00am 5/11/12 9:00am

The Suns Shut Down And Beat Up Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin was unstoppable in the first quarter, going 7-for-13 from the field. Phoenix regrouped, and turned the game into something more closely rembling Atari's Basketbrawl, and what do you know: it worked. Griffin didn't score another field goal the rest of the game. » 4/20/12 11:15am 4/20/12 11:15am

Marcus Camby Wrecked Landry Fields With A Flagrant Foul

Former New York Knick Marcus Camby clearly doesn't have much love for his former team, or maybe he was just frustrated by the ass-kicking the newly-D'Antoni-free New York squad was handing his Trail Blazers. Either way, he put the hit out on Landry Fields and earned a Flagrant 2 for it (reduced to a Flagrant 1 upon… » 3/14/12 9:54pm 3/14/12 9:54pm

Big Baby Depantses Self, Gets Called For A Technical

Is it depantses or pantses? Or just pants? Whatever it is, Glen Davis did it to himself a la Steve Lyons, and it earned him a technical foul—one about which he's visibly confused. [Sun Sports] » 1/18/12 9:53pm 1/18/12 9:53pm

Marshall Coach Tom Herrion Flops On Sideline To Draw A Foul, Helps Seal…

Marshall head coach Tom Herrion appeared to have survived "The Big One" toward the end of the second half against UCF on Saturday, when he was allegedly elbowed by Knights guard Isaiah Sykes and collapsed in pain. Repeatedly. And rather dramatically. » 1/17/12 10:20am 1/17/12 10:20am

We've Found The Dirtiest HS Basketball Players In America, And They're…

This has apparently been making the rounds (to the point where the local news did a story on the "viral video"), but it's new to us, and it's fantastic. It shows a high school game from Washington State, and a series of (uncalled) flagrant fouls at the hands of two Connell High School players who are straight… » 1/05/12 1:15pm 1/05/12 1:15pm

The Female Athletes Who Are Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't

In the past month, religious women have been prevented from participating in soccer, basketball, and weightlifting - all because their faith dictates they cover their heads, necks, arms, legs, or some combination thereof. If three makes a trend, then it looks like we're on the way to seeing an unofficial consensus… » 6/10/11 2:35pm 6/10/11 2:35pm

Let's Revisit The Time A Portuguese Goalie Brought Kung Fu Flair To A…

When F.C. Astra Ploiesti faces CFR Cluj 1907 in some Romanian league action tomorrow, it will be a rematch of the 2009 match in which Cluj goalkeeper Nuno Claro drove his spikes into the chest of Astra's Georgian Paun. Alas, Paun now plays for Dinamo Bucureşti now so it's probably not worth tracking down an… » 3/13/11 7:00pm 3/13/11 7:00pm

Basketball Foul Is Skull-Stompingly Flagrant

ASU product Mike Batiste is a superstar in Euroleague hoops, but he kind of lost his cool the other night. Worry not: his coach made him go apologize. » 11/09/10 3:30pm 11/09/10 3:30pm