Lakers @ Suns Tuesday game thread 11-22-2022

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Maybe Anthony Davis should rethink his position.

I'd be worried about my back if I were playing for the Lakers and not from opponents.

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I remember that headbutt by Patrick Beverley. Devin Booker's nose was broken in three places.

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Absurd that he makes that much considering what he actually provides in basketball numbers and also the kind of crap he does and sometimes is allowed to do
 

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NBA failing AGAIN. It would be one thing if this was not a pattern of behavior but it is. Should have been for minimum of 10 games.
 
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NBA failing AGAIN. It would be one thing if this was not a pattern of behavior but it is. Should have been for minimum of 10 games.

I wanted Beverley to be suspended 5 games but a 3 game suspension is a step in the right direction.

It lays the groundwork for him to be suspended 5-10 games if it happens again.
 

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Yeah, Bridges has developed as a scorer when the Suns need points.
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I remember that headbutt by Patrick Beverley. Devin Booker's nose was broken in three places.

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Man I forgot about this. Beverly has issues wth Suns players. Those cheap shot pushes to the backs of Ayton & CP3 and head butt to Booker's face. Yeah he needs more punishment than 3 games suspension. He needs a lession to remember no doubt about it.
 
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Man I forgot about this. Beverly has issues wth Suns players. Those cheap shot pushes to the backs of Ayton & CP3 and head butt to Booker's face. Yeah he needs more punishment than 3 games suspension. He needs a lession to remember no doubt about it.


Yes, a three game suspension is not enough but it is two more games than I thought Beverley would get, so it's a start.

He was only suspended one game for pushing Chris Paul in the back.

I'm not into enforcers but if Beverley ever messed with Okogie, I think he would regret it.
 

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Yes, a three game suspension is not enough but it is two more games than I thought Beverley would get, so it's a start.

He was only suspended one game for pushing Chris Paul in the back.

I'm not into enforcers but if Beverley ever messed with Okogie, I think he would regret it.
The problem is, Beverley is usually pretty good at creating a little doubt as to intent on his cheap shots (such as the head butting that he's used and got away with on Devin and other players). And yeah, 3 Games is a step in the right direction. For most players, a blindsided charge like that would have just been a one game suspension.
 
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The problem is, Beverley is usually pretty good at creating a little doubt as to intent on his cheap shots (such as the head butting that he's used and got away with on Devin and other players). And yeah, 3 Games is a step in the right direction. For most players, a blindsided charge like that would have just been a one game suspension.

Personally, I don't think Beverley deserves the benefit of the doubt when he commits a foul resembling a flagrant foul.

That ship should have sailed long ago. IMO, the NBA has been much too lenient with him.
 

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Personally, I don't think Beverley deserves the benefit of the doubt when he commits a foul resembling a flagrant foul.

That ship should have sailed long ago. IMO, the NBA has been much too lenient with him.
I don't disagree but the league has a fairly powerful players association to deal with so they have to cover their bases. Beverley is now clearly a repeat defender so they probably have more latitude to work with.
 
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I don't disagree but the league has a fairly powerful players association to deal with so they have to cover their bases. Beverley is now clearly a repeat defender so they probably have more latitude to work with.

I see it a much easier jump to a 5 game suspension, if Beverley does something similar again. As you note, he is a repeat offender.

I believe the players association has bigger battles they want to fight.
 

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Crazy part is all the advantages went to the Lakers...didn't they get 2 ft and the ball? Coulda been a 5 point play ..we need to be doing this crap for so FT and the ball
 

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I wanted Beverley to be suspended 5 games but a 3 game suspension is a step in the right direction.

It lays the groundwork for him to be suspended 5-10 games if it happens again.
No it's not. It's treading water. He has a reputation. This is just incident after incident. The NBA has been laying the "groundwork" for some time already.
 
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Oh Boy Pat Beverly becomes the first and youngest player to be ejected from a game while wearing panties and a *********.
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Yeah, but the thing is that the Lakers are irrelevant and this is just another game to win. You say who cares about Ayton; I say who cares about the Lakers. It hasn't been personal in years.
Disregarding that Ayton has played like a man the last few games (I mean wow) the rivalry is still there for me, right at the top of the list below Dallas, Milwaukee and Golden State. Those are more short term rivals. Lakers is an old enemy you love to hate no matter how they are doing.
 

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Disregarding that Ayton has played like a man the last few games (I mean wow) the rivalry is still there for me, right at the top of the list below Dallas, Milwaukee and Golden State. Those are more short term rivals. Lakers is an old enemy you love to hate no matter how they are doing.
Not anymore. Sometime between Kobe Bryant's retirement and his death, I changed my perspective on the Lakers; you may say the Lakers and I "came to an understanding." The Lakers display particularly well the NBA's values of money, fame and shallow glamor. They're what other NBA teams and players usually want to be. They're simply more in your-face about it. The late Kobe Bryant absolutely exemplified this. I have learned to appreciate the directness, bluntness and honesty of his particular arrogance and egotism. He was less hypocritical than, say, Michael Jordan.
 

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