Posted March 10, 2009 - 08:52 AM
Actually, Darth Bynumite, I just heard Tim Legler wisely note that Ariza' play was not dirty.
He said that it was a hard foul, and while he agreed with the decision to give the F-2, he did not feel that the play warranted any further discipline.
Legler may not be the best commentator out there; but, at least he played the game, and when he discussed the play, he talked about the reality of what happens when two guys collide in the air.
Separately, as far as Odom, goes, I fully expect him to get suspended for stepping forward the way he did. There is no penance for "peacemakers" in an NBA fight, even though, had Odom not moved forward, the skirmish very well could've spilled over right into his lap.