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#1 Bjork

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:00 PM

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Technical foul calls have now become quite regular among the referee vocabulary this season, and the spotlight has been shining directly on Kobe Bryant who seems to be picking up the calls with ease this season. After practice this afternoon, I asked Kobe if he thought the technical foul whistle was getting a bit out of hand this season. He cautiously responded with a smirk.

 

“A little bit.”

 

 
Bryant, who had his last technical rescinded after the Denver Nuggets game Monday night, is now standing at 13 technical fouls The hefty fine is the least of the Lakers worries, but if Kobe gets to the 16 mark before the playoffs, he will receive a one-game suspension. When pressed further about the matter, Bryant said he’s done with technicals and he won’t be getting another one.

If Kobe stays true to his word and the Lakers end up making the playoffs, his technical foul count will reset. Kobe currently leads the league in technical fouls, but head coach Mike D’Antoni has also expressed zero concern. Kobe has exceeded the technical foul limit just once in his career (2010-11 season), although he has come close a few times before.

“Like I told you, the last one got rescinded and I’m not going to pick up another one.”

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The Lakers will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night. At a record of 20-34, the Timberwolves have also been battling through injuries. In their last two games, the Timberwolves lost by just one point (last night to the Phoenix Suns in overtime, and the game prior to the Golden State Warriors). If the Lakers have any chance of making the playoffs, they cannot allow this game to slip away.


Edited by Bjork, February 27, 2013 - 04:06 PM.


#2 gque24

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:02 PM

he will get 1 next gm


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:03 PM

Then stop arguing with the refs and get back on defense



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:04 PM

Then stop arguing with the refs and get back on defense

 

 

if he gets cheated he is justified


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:06 PM

he will get 1 next gm

He's gone at least 10 games before without getting one. I don't see what the big deal is. He will not get suspended it's as simple as that. He knows when to shut up people. 


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:16 PM

if he gets cheated he is justified

no it isnt. You lose 100% of the time with the refs. Every time he stands there shaking his arms around the other team gets an easy fast break. He's in his 17th season. He should know better by now.


Edited by bigfetz, February 27, 2013 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:23 PM

as long as the lakers are struggling at this season, Kobe Bryant would be still prone to Technical Foul especially if you're playing at the high level and carrying the whole team.


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:28 PM

dont lie Kobe 


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Doubt it, lol.

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Doubt it, lol.



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 04:36 PM

I'm not sure why anyone thinks this is out of the ordinary. He's done this the last few years.

He pushes the limits of his technical fouls, then stops receiving them when he reaches that limit.

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 05:39 PM

I'm not sure why anyone thinks this is out of the ordinary. He's done this the last few years.

He pushes the limits of his technical fouls, then stops receiving them when he reaches that limit.


Pretty much...I've noticed this as well.

He's still got a couple more to spare I think, so he's going to use those up pretty soon. He'll be fine. Lol.
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Posted February 27, 2013 - 06:46 PM

he may get another one, but won't get enough to get suspended...year after year he flirts with it, and just flips the switch when it gets close...he'll be fine


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Sometimes Kobe uses a technical to prevent a fast break before.

Many times I've seen him get fouled or such and the other team gets a fast break and the play is stopped because the ref calls a tech on Kobe.

They are strategic and also at times can get him a breather during a stop in the action.

My dad used to do that as well.

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 07:50 PM

I'm not sure why anyone thinks this is out of the ordinary. He's done this the last few years.

He pushes the limits of his technical fouls, then stops receiving them when he reaches that limit.

 

This. I distinctly remember another time in the playoffs when he was close to the limit, told us he wouldn't get another, and didn't. I wouldn't be concerned. 



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 06:19 AM

no it isnt. You lose 100% of the time with the refs. Every time he stands there shaking his arms around the other team gets an easy fast break. He's in his 17th season. He should know better by now.

 

its not about not knowing. its the principle! he gets cheated by the refs routinely every damn gm. when it gets blatantly obvious the refs are not gonna give him any calls he reacts accordingly.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:55 AM

^Funny, fans of many other teams think Kobe gets inordinately favorable treatment for the refs.  It's all in the eye of hte beholder I guess.  I tend to think bad calls even out over time.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:22 AM

^Funny, fans of many other teams think Kobe gets inordinately favorable treatment for the refs.  It's all in the eye of hte beholder I guess.  I tend to think bad calls even out over time.

 

 

So you do not think players in NBA KNOW they are allowed to get away with fouling Kobe 3-5 times per gm knowing the refs wont call it?

 

Do you think the refs not giving Kobe his calls & then plays later give a makeup call for D12 or MWP is even?

 

Do you think its fair to Kobes FG %?

 

Is it fair to the scoreboard that Lakers miss opportunites at scores (when its Kobe FG attemts) & then if a make up cal is granted its given to bad free throw shooters & or in a situation that doesnt present momentum shift?


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:18 AM

if he acts human after any play, hell get another tech.

refs these days tech you for REACTING, you need to be a robot to not get calls.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:46 AM

^Funny, fans of many other teams think Kobe gets inordinately favorable treatment for the refs.  It's all in the eye of hte beholder I guess.  I tend to think bad calls even out over time.

He obviously gets favorable treatments sometimes....but not even close to some of the other stars like Durant, Lebron, Dwade, and Westbrook.






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