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Rajon Rondo’s Foul on Landry Fields from Game 3 Upgraded to Flagrant 1

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe has reported that Rajon Rondo's fourth quarter foul in transition on Landry Fields has been up graded to a Flagrant 1.  Washburn's tweet details how the flagrant points accumulate in the playoffs:

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Wondering what play it was exactly?  Check out the video below for the evidence:

  

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  • This is a joke right?? The NBA is has become such a shell of its’ former self.

  • Where was this in Game 1 of the Bulls/Pacers series? Boozer checked Tyler Hansborough in the back on his breakaway in the 4th quarter (putting Indy up 10 with 2 minutes to go).

  • So we can assume Pat Riley is responsible for asking the the NBA to look at this? It’s not like the Knicks have anything to gain now….

  • Having no idea what the wording of the rule is, that looks like a severe punishment. Even if it is a foul by the rule, it actually seemed like a different foul would have been more dangerous.
    It almost looks like Rondo is trying to avoid the rule where the player has a clear lane to the rim.

  • How many times in the series did Rondo or Pierce get contact after they had left their feet on a lay-up attempt. No flagarant’s there, but this bump needs to be reviewed two games later? WTF?

  • I think you’re probably right. Miami knows that they have NO answer for Rondo whatsoever so I can see Riley pushing for this to be upgraded to a Flagrant 1.

  • What about the foul last night from Kobe on Okafor? He straight hit him right over his face with a swing of the forarm and didnt even get a tech? That played should be reviewed as well.
    Okafor was a fool for not going at kobe and creating a stir about it becuase if he did the refs would have looked at it and gave kobe a tech and maybe even be getting a suspension or flagrant 1 for sure.
    The league should take a look and upgrade it to flagrant IMO.
    Just because you act like you didn’t mean to doesn’t mean you are off the hook.

  • NBA is always after us, it appears.

  • Flagrant???? Really!!! Stern needs to be addressing the lack of consistency of calls between Refs in the NBA which can mean an unfair loss or win.

  • From NBA.com website:
    There are two types of Flagrant Fouls, as follows:
    Flagrant “1” (FFP1) – unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent. The opposing team is awarded two (2) free throws and possession.
    Flagrant “2” (FFP2) – unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent. The opposing team is awarded two (2) free throws and possession and the player committing the foul is automatically ejected.
    Pretty fuzzy rule, open to a lot of interpretation by the refs, it seems to me.

  • Right on, thanks. I would have been less surprised had they called it on the spot. To review it after the fact and then assess the flagrant is ridiculous. Given Tommy is a homer but I agree that Rondo used the necessary amount of contact to prevent the basket, maybe not Tommy’s ‘just enough’ but certainly not an ‘unnecessary’ amount.

  • Agreed….quite suspicious reviewing this foul. Would not be surprised the douche Pat Riley had something to do with it.
    In my opinion…Rondo’s push was about as soft a push that could be made.

  • Waiting this long to review this is ridiculous. Something is definately fishy. Why? I reviewed and call a flagarant on the league!