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With 24 seconds to play and the Lakers down by 11. Ron Artest threw a elbow, and connected with J.J. Barea, Artest was immediately called for a foul and then ejected from the game.

Artest was involved in two other minor incidents in “garbage” time. He gave Shawn Marion a push out of bounds after a foul, and commited a somewhat hard foul on an Nowitzki lay-up.

The best case scenario for the Lakers and Artest would be a fine from the league, but looking at the NBA’s history of suspensions, it looks like a suspend-able offense.

In case you missed it check out the play below:

“It’s a good chance he’ll be suspended, but I hope not.” Jackson said after the game.

  • LakerMarc

    Irresponsible….he let the competition know they got under his skin and he was a poor sport all the things champions aren’t. I don’t get it and maybe they get it now…they realise it isn’t gonna happen and he is largely responsible this year……very disappointed Lakers..this is why the regular season is as important as the post season, because you get practice, develop habits, and get used to playing a certain way in the regular season and this year its like some strangers took over and these strangers didn’t know what the fuck was going on almost all season long!

  • Gdmurrey

    With Ron Artest history of losing his control, why would any team want him on the floor. Especially in the situation the Lakers were in last night. It was one of the dumbest acts I;ve seen in forty years of watching basketball.

  • LizzakeShizzow

    Nothing compared to the Rambis clothesline. The league should allow them to be a little more physical, especially during the playoffs. These rules make the guys into face grabbing pussies and make the refs into foul nazis. Artest hurt LO’s arm more than he hurt Barea’s little ass lol.