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  1. Kendrick Perkins does not like Tyson Chandler

    May 18, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT

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    Kendrick Perkins is something of a throwback player. In addition to being perhaps the best post defender in the NBA, Perkins is what some might call an “enforcer.” He gets the most out of each one of his fouls, is the admitted master of the moving screen that doesn’t look like a moving screen, never,…

  2. NBA Playoffs: You can’t tarnish the Lakers’ franchise legacy, but their team sure tried

    May 8, 2011, 10:11 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    So this is how it ends. What felt like an inevitable run to the second three-peat for Kobe Bryant, the fourth three-peat for Phil Jackson, and yet another championship for the Los Angeles Lakers, ended in nothing but misery and classlessness in Dallas, Texas. A Hall of Fame coach most known for his motivational tactics…

  3. Amar’e Stoudemire’s technical rescinded, no suspension. Yet.

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure we should look at this as Amar’e Stoudemire getting out of jail, just that his sentence was suspended. For now. But it was the right call. The league has rescinded the technical given to Amar’e Stoudemire (and the matching one to Brendan Haywood) during Thursday night’s Mavericks blowout of the Knicks. That…

  4. Amar’e Stoudemire picks up 16th technical, suspension pending

    Mar 10, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

    Amar’e Stoudemire’s status for Sunday’s Knicks game against the Pacers is now in doubt as he picked up his 16th technical Thursday night, the number that triggers an automatic one-game suspension. Although, don’t be shocked if the league rescinds this one. Everyone’s favorite referee (*cough, cough*) Bennett Salvatore rushed in with 9:37 left in the…

  5. Welcome to suspension time: Dwight Howard picks up 16th technical

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 5

    Take a seat, Dwight Howard. It took exactly one week for Dwight Howard to pick up his 16th technical — which means an automatic one game suspension. The league will review it but I’d sit Howard from your fantasy team Monday night when they take on the Portland if I were you. Howard picked up…

  6. KG hits Channing Frye in the junk, gets ejected

    Jan 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    So, in the midst of the Celtics’ abominable debacle against the Suns last night (hello, back-to-backs), things kind of got out of hand. Doc Rivers was tossed for continually arguing calls. The Celtics were getting rolled by the Suns, and then, well, this happened. As to whether or not this was a foul, I only…

  7. Dwight Howard and the definition of insanity

    Jan 1, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

    You’ve all heard Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity. “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Well, guess what? Dwight Howard is completely nuts. For whatever reason, Howard keeps toying with technical fouls, keeps drawing the ire of the officials, then complaining about it. Like that’s going to solve the problem.…

  8. Dwight Howard has a technical problem

    Dec 31, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 5

    Cooler heads have prevailed —the calling of “respect for the game” technical fouls has calmed down for the most part around the league. Players reined themselves in a little, the refs are giving a little more leeway in an emotional game. But none of that seems to happen when Dwight Howard is on the floor…

  9. Eddie House almost went after Daniel Gibson last night

    Dec 3, 2010, 10:36 AM EDT

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    The fans may have been relatively good last night, but Miami’s Eddie House almost was not. Sam Amick of FanHouse has the story. Eddie House wasn’t willing to forgive Cavs guard Boobie Gibson for the events that led to double technical fouls in the late fourth quarter, and that standoff nearly segued into the worst…

  10. Report: League rescinds Carmelo Anthony’s second technical

    Dec 2, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

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    Carmelo Anthony was thrown out of the game in the third quarter of the team’s win Wednesday night over Miami. But now the league has rescinded the second technical, according to Chris Tomasson of FanHouse. In the third quarter, Anthony drove the lane and thought his shot should have counted because it was goaltending by…

  11. Kevin McHale: Give technicals to the guys who don’t play hard

    Oct 31, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Great take from Kevin McHale on the new technical foul enforcement, which the league says is about “respect for the game,” via Jerry Zgoda at the Star Tribune. “Respect for the game is playing hard,” said McHale, the former Wolves boss who is now an analyst for TNT and NBA TV. “Respect for the game…

  12. David Stern talks technicals. Again.

    Oct 26, 2010, 11:56 PM EDT

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    Not one technical was called on a player in the Celtics and Heat season opener. Two teams with guys known for lighting into officials. In the Lakers game Lamar Odom got called for an early offensive foul said, something to the referee but you could see him pause, and just think better of it and…

  13. Referee crackdown will continue because owners like it

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

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    Players are complaining. Pundits have ripped it. The players union has threatened a legal challenge. Fans – well, at least some fans — have laughed at it or mocked it. But the NBA’s crackdown on complaining and the fast technicals are here to stay. Why? Because the NBA owners like it, as David Stern said…

  14. Lamar Odom says new technical calls make the NBA “where normal happens”

    Oct 18, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

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    Lamar Odom is in the majority, at least when  NBA players seem to fall on the new technical rules. He got one Saturday night — he was called for fouling Sacramento’s Carl Landry in the act, and Odom stood there for a few seconds with his arms straight up indicating he didn’t do anything. Three…

  15. Shaq says new technical rules make refs stars, “you might as well start selling their jerseys at Footlocker”

    Oct 15, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

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    Why do you go to basketball games? The players? The passion and emotion? The skills? Shaquille O’Neal is on board with all that and he thinks the NBA’s new crackdown on complaints and handing out of technicals gets in the way of all that, as he told Holly McKenzie of The Score (via Trey Kerby).…

  16. Players union to file legal challenge to new technical crackdown

    Oct 14, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Well done NBA League office. You issue an edict on players complaining aimed in part to stop making referees the focus of games — and you take it so far you put the focus back on the referees. In the wake of players complaints about referees being told to hand out technicals to any player…

  17. Tommy Heinsohn not a fan of the “stupid” new NBA technical rules

    Oct 14, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Kevin Garnett got tossed last night for something said in a conversation with the referee during a technical foul shot. Well away from the play. Two techs right on top of one another. As you might imagine, old-school Celtics broadcaster Tommy Heinsohn was not a fan (thanks to Mike Prada of SBN for finding the…

  18. Is NBA’s new crackdown on gestures robbing game of emotion?

    Oct 12, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

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    In one scenario, Kobe Bryant drives the lane and draws contact but no whistle is blown, so throws up his hands in disgust, says something to the referee and trails the play back up the court so he can glare at the ref. In another scenario, Kobe drives the lane and draws contact and a…

  19. Overtly complain about a call, get a technical. It's now the law.

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant does it. LeBron James does it. Kevin Garnett does it. Much of the league does it. Rasheed Wallace did it like he was playing down at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Players complain about calls. Or non-calls. They throw their hands in the air in disgust even at the most obvious of calls.…

  20. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics: After all the hoopla, the technical foul subplot was irrelevant

    Jun 16, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    When both Kendrick Perkins and Rasheed Wallace picked up six technical fouls in the playoffs, it seemed only a matter of time before Perk’s cursing and scowling Sheed’s tantrums disqualified one or both of them from a crucial playoff game. Only it never happened, and now with Game 7 the only one left on the…

  21. Rasheed Wallace fined for saying referees baited him into a technical

    Apr 22, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT

    Rasheed Wallace picked up a technical in the Celtics game one win over Miami. Also the sun rises in the east, Hawaii has great beaches and Dane Cook’s 15 minutes are up. (Well, maybe we’re just hopeful on that last one.) But Sheed apparently thought he had too much money and wanted to pay some…

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