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- Apr 2, 2005
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I hope this is some reverse psychology ploy, but I have to imagine that this nixed any small chance of Jokic being suspended
I doubt either plays a role in this decision, owner or journalist. But if I were Silver, I'd say there must be consequences and either let Jokic pay a 5 million dollar fine to an NBA charity or take the game off. Or maybe tell Denver they can forfeit 3 future second round picks or suspend Jokic for the next game. And maybe whack his ****** too.
And now we know, p e e p e e is a banned word. Go figure. How is a poster supposed to quote Cheech and Chong around this joint?I doubt either plays a role in this decision, owner or journalist. But if I were Silver, I'd say there must be consequences and either let Jokic pay a 5 million dollar fine to an NBA charity or take the game off. Or maybe tell Denver they can forfeit 3 future second round picks or suspend Jokic for the next game. And maybe whack his ****** too.
The whole incident is weird. Why Jokic reacted reaching for the ball like that in the first place? Why Isiah Thomas is sitting with Ishbia and why he grabbed Jokic's jersey. Ishbia has his hand on Jokic's hip pretty much the same time Jokic pushed him back but that was likely just because he didn't want to get knocked back as Jokic was pulling for the ball.
I hope they don't suspend him because it would ruin the series, but there's definitely contact so if they follow the letter of the rule maybe they will.
Yes. I think this is what will happen. They might fine Ishbia too.That is 100% clear. He should’ve been tossed. Unfortunately it doesn’t say “suspended,” so they can say the mistake had already been made, fine him and leave it at that.
Jokic said he was trying to get the ball so they could throw it in and get a 5 on 4, but that does not make sense. The ref has to touch the ball and give it to him in that situation. I doubt the ref is going to deliver the ball with a player in somebody's lap. BTW. I have no doubt that Jokic was telling the truth, that is exactly what it looks like he is doing. But its not a made basket. There has to be a break in play.
I am not sure I want Jokic suspended though. It was wrong when they did it to Amare and Diaw, and it would be overkill now, I think. A large fine. Also, teams have an odd way of stepping up when they are missing a player. The Suns seem to have a formula for beating the Nuggets now. Make Jokic work hard for his point, but do not let him get the rest of the team involved.
This is a shrewd PR move. New owner doesn't want to be the story knowing the history with Sarver. If Joker is suspended that's exactly what would happen. No matter what, he can say I never called for it and didn't want it.But it’s the right statement from an owner. Particularly for something in which he was involved.