That could be--I don't follow other sports--but as with the entire issue, I got bored of blaming players and started blaming the league, the system. It was the league's fault, for instance, for not banning Bruce Bowen after the jump-kick.This is why NBA players are the biggest ******* in the sports world
Regarding incidents more flagrant and injury-causing than Beverley's assault, I even blame ticket-buying arena fans. Yes, I blame them: for never choosing to punish the league with the only action it would care about: refusing to attend games and possibly even refusing to buy tickets. The only reason the league gets away with allowing players to cheat, or assault opponents, is because ticket-buying fans tolerate it. This can never be me, because I've never been to a real game in my life. Basically, I already do what I just suggested above; that is, I practice what I preach; but I'm only one man. (If I was a hypocrite by watching games on TV back when I could: well, I've stopped.)
There is even a case to be made that the NBA has never properly punished flagrant assaults in its entire history. Why wasn't Kermit Washington banned permanently after almost killing Rudy Tomjanovich? If NBA players are the biggest blankety-blanks, so is their league.