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Larry Sanders ejected for elbow to Thunder’s Steven Adams (VIDEO)

Jan 12, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

In the second quarter of the Bucks’ loss to the Thunder on Saturday, Larry Sanders took himself out of the game.

He delivered a couple of elbows above the neck to OKC’s Steven Adams, and the refs saw that activity and ruled it a flagrant foul. After video review, they determined it was a flagrant two foul, which comes with it an automatic ejection.

From Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Adams has been involved in other tussles this season, with two others resulting in ejections of opposing players (Nate Robinson of Denver and Vince Carter of Dallas).

“It’s the refs’ job to kind of calm things down so I think that’s what they were trying to do,” Sanders said.

The Thunder won easily by a final of 101-85, in a game they led by as many as 17 points.

  1. spacemaker101 - Jan 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Get outta here with that bs sanders you’re a joke. Go back to the d league or something with Patrick Beverly..

  2. jolink653 - Jan 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Steven Adams really has a way of getting under other player skins. Vince Carter got ejected for doing the exact same thing to him.

  3. spursareold - Jan 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Gary Neal getting run out of town because of this clown.

  4. boomersoonerthunder1 - Jan 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    The only reason Stephen Adams gets under their skin is because he is a hard working physical player and he goes at it 100 mph on the court whether in practice or in a game. I remember Blake Griffins first year in the league Lamar Odom was upset that Blake was still playing hard even though their were only a few seconds left in the game with the outcome already having been decided.
    I also remember Kobe coming to Blakes defense after the game saying he wished Lamar would play with the same passion and intensity as Blake. Stephen Adams has that same passion.

  5. ji8888 - Jan 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Steven Adams is the dirtiest player in the league that the refs don’t notice. He pushes from the back and throws hidden elbows. The guy is a joke and i’m waiting for the day a player punches him in the nose.

  6. johngalt1783 - Jan 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    A bunch of nothing. Love taps compared to what McRoberts elbow did to Amir Johnson and what players do to Blake Giffin all the time.

  7. johngalt1783 - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    In the meantime Paul Pierce HOF ex Celtics thug and now Nets thug intentionally elbowed Kyle Lowry ot the head last night and Lowry got callled for the foul. The NBA is still a bush league whose officials follow orders from the top to try and help big market teams in America win games.

  8. thomaskouns - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    I like Steve’s toughness. This has been happening to him all season and he just keeps going like nothing happened.

    He comes from a family of Olympic weightlifters and shot-putters (average heigth of his brothers is 6’9 and is ‘farm strong’ at 20. These guys might get a rude surprise if he ever truly got pissed off.

  9. onbucky96 - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Jeez, what can’t the Bucks screw up? Milwaukee will lose the Bucks.

  10. bigmeechy74 - Jan 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    He’s my least favorite player after reading about him getting cited TWICE for leaving puppies starving out in the cold. What a scumbag

    • rattleydice - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Just to clarify – Larry Sanders left his puppies outside, not Steven Adams!

      • bigmeechy74 - Jan 16, 2014 at 9:34 PM


  11. tuberippin - Jan 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    The Larry Sanders 2013-14 Nightmare Season continues for Milwaukee. Better hope that the tandem of John Henson and Sanders plays well enough to overcome Sanders’ chaotic personality.

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