Let's face it… people hate Boston now. Probably a product of all the winning we do (and lines like the one I just wrote… especially when accompanied by the douchey smirk currently on my face.)
Which really is the only explanation for someone else at FanHouse jumping to Trevor Ariza's defense… and taking another swipe at Glen Davis.
But is this really a flagrant two foul that should warrant an automatic ejection? No, no it's not. And if the league is going to change something like Glen Davis' obvious head-hunting attempt down to a flagrant one, we can probably expect the same thing regarding this unfortunate (but unintentional) play from Ariza.
Funny… I thought that when the league downgraded Baby's play to a flagrant one, they clearly said it was NOT an obvious head-hunting attempt. Of course, let's ignore that and keep saying what we want to say about Boston… even though Davis got not one, but TWO hands on the ball in that play.
If you haven't seen Ariza's play, here it is:
Let me just say… I agree with Brett Pollakoff about his assessment of the play. Ariza whiffed on the block attempt, caught a little of Rudy's head, a lot of Rudy's arm, and the play ended quite violently. But the result shouldn't color the intent. Same with Davis. Two guys… both went for the ball… neither was a dirty play.
You want a flagrant two and an obvious head-hunting attempt? Here:
Now that's dirty.
People are entitled to their opinion. But C'mon… how about a little objectivity here?