Sasha to Melo: “I think I’ve got to give him the DVD of European soccer,’’

In case you missed it, Melo was ejected for choking and throwing Sasha to the ground. I uploaded the video for all to see it and Sasha had some pretty great post-game comments about the incident coming off of his career high in scoring…

Rocky Mountain News: With the Lakers leading 105-87, Anthony was ejected after he hit Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic in the throat area and he went down. But minutes later Vujacic was laughing in front of the Lakers bench.

“He did a little bit of acting,’’ said Anthony, an opinion Karl agreed with after Karl said team executive Mark Warkentien reviewed the tape. “He knew what time it was. He knew I didn’t try to choke him out or anything like that. I’m done with that (having served a 15-game suspension last season for fighting).

“I did grab him, but not intentionally. His neck was right there at the time. I put my hand out.’’

Officials, per rules, reviewed the flagrant foul. It, and the ejection, stood.

“I think I’ve got to give him the DVD of European soccer,’’ Vujacic, who scored a career-high 22 points, said when told Anthony called it a flop. “Then he can really see the flops . . . I was surprised he grabbed me.’’

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  • MILO

    MELO IS A B!TCH

  • MILO

    I HOPE KWAME FU-CK’S HIM UP WHEN THEY GO TO DENVER NEXT MONTH.THEN YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE HOW MUCH OF A PUSSY MELO REALLY IS,PICKING ON A SMALL GUY LIKE SASHA SHOW’S HE’S JUST A COWARD…

  • Sopi

    3 games suspension~

  • jack

    i like the post game comments of Sasha. Look at the ref who describes the incident to other officials showing what happened at the baseline. I wouldn’t really worry abt this. Had it really been an intentional effort to get this throat on Melo’s part, the Lakers bench should have arose. I know the Lakers love Sasha and his movie reviews. ;).

  • jack

    Also, does this game leave all of you J-critt lovers over Sasha who’s the better player now. No matter how much of a good job jcritt does on pg position, it’s not enough to match Sasha’s three in a win over red hot 13 game streak mavs last year. I hope Sasha continues to get minutes and 3pointers. all in all, good job lakers.

  • lalakerfan

    carmelo is a piece of turd
    will never be a fan of his

    j.critt did a great job in the 5 minutes he was in the game – 7pts, 1 ast (following that gorgeous double behind the back move after the steal) and 3 rebounds.

    i’m glad sasha brought what he has consistently done at practices to this game. he needs to keep this up because he’s more than capable of hitting the three, it’s just never been consistent, and at this level, you have to be.

    farmar played fantastic again

    ariza’s performance in that brief time was a little discouraging. there were some easy shots and 2 free throws he missed – i don’t really like his shot

    can’t believe walton’s career high in pts is 14 as reported around the sites.

    bynum needs to rise up from his 11-11 averages and get it up to 15-15 soon, but he’s progressing nicely.

    i loved kobe’s reaction on the bench after crittenton’s steal, move, pass. that was happiness

    it’s a fantastic win on the night of phil jackson’s extension signing

    even better considering they were down at one point by 17 pts. you know what that shows? a good team

    let’s go lakers

    carmelo is a piece of turd

  • Edward

    jack said: Also, does this game leave all of you J-critt lovers over Sasha who’s the better player now. No matter how much of a good job jcritt does on pg position, it’s not enough to match Sasha’s three in a win over red hot 13 game streak mavs last year. I hope Sasha continues to get minutes and 3pointers. all in all, good job lakers.

    Dood… J-critt is a rookie, and he is on the same team as Vujabiatch, don’t compare the two. If you do want to do a pointless comparison, Critt is a better player in my opinion and he will show it when he gets minutes. Vujabiatch is inconsistent and costs games. Yes, I said it, single handedly costs games. With his fouls, his defense, and the choices he makes. I can remember quite a few games where the Lakers were behind, and making a come back, and the momentum the team had was totally destroyed by Sasha kicking the ball out of bounds and resetting the shot clock at the end of a game, or committing an intentional foul giving the other team two free throws and the ball, or not playing D and causing other players to have to foul and often times letting the other team get and ones. He is my absolutely favorite player to hate on the Lakers. Critt is amazing for a rookie. Will very much like to see what he can do, but until I do I will not say he is better than Vujabiatch, but I will keep my opinion that I THINK he is better.

  • dj matt20

    haha i have to admit right after he got ejected i already knew the game was over…i was thinking he was going to get 6 fouls, but he still got ejected.

  • lakerfan81

    I don’t think it was intentional. I think he reached out and to grab Vujacic out of fustration and Sashas neck just happened to be there. But he did deserve to be ejected even if it was unintentional. Maybe even a suspension Kobe got suspended last year (twice) for less than that.

  • PHANTOM

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    yea it wasn’t intentional just like when oj stabbed his ex he was just just putting his arm out and she got in the way… u can tell it was intentional because at the end of it he pushes instead of just releasing.

  • lakerfan81

    I think he grabbed him on purpose, I don’t think that he was trying to choke him on purpose though.

    OJ was found not-guilty. What are the chances of a black man wearing black with a knife walking in the streets of brentwood without someone calling the cops.

  • http://www.lakers.com Billy Kupchak

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    Sasha has become more influenced by Hollywood actors. Keep that in mind! :-D

  • ab4sure

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    Yeah it was acting…. Didn’t you Sasha whip out his makeup kit and put all that red lipstick on his neck??? I hope he gets nominated for best supporting actor in a Foreign film.

  • xxlakerxboixx

    can someone upload the video of Jcritts move? thanks

  • MILO

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    THE THING IS THAT THEY PLAYED IT SMART THEY KNOW THAT IF THEY LEAVE THE BENCH AREA IT’S AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION.KWAME OR LO WILL GET ANTHONY LATER DONT EVEN TRIP

  • ab4sure

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    Perfect time to say this…. YOur point is Jack…this was definitely intentional…. he didn’t just grab his throat and let go, but held it there for a few seconds. It was a rash temper which he didn’t control, but will have a few games to think about it.

  • ab4sure

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    The only reason Sasha is getting more minutes than Critt is because of what PJ said, “I am sheltering Crittenton” so though I myself like what Sasha brings to the lakers he is just keeping J. Critt seat warm for the time being. As long as were winning i don’t care really who plays but make no doubt even at Critt’s young age he is the better player.

  • gugy

    Melo is a jerk.
    For sure he should be suspended for at least 2 games. As for Sasha he might maybe act it a bit, but that’s fine because Melo’s fault was bad.
    Congrats for the Lakers bench. If they keep like that we have a shot guys. The key word for the Lakers is consistency. If we have that we are in a good place.

  • two0one7

    The key point is that Melo pushed off after. If it was unintentional he would of just let go or pull back. It clearly wasn’t. He grabbed his throat and pushed off.

  • drake hunter

    Good game Vujacic, you still suck and I still hate you. (GET A FREAKIN HAIRCUT ALSO YOU DOOSH BAG) Why are you on this team, if the Lakers didn’t draft you, you wouldn’t even be in the NBA. Thank goodness your a free agent after this season. Good luck getting a job somewhere else, PJ give the back-up role to Crittenton. GO LAKERS!!!!!

  • MILO

    What i wana know is if this guy is getting suspended???

  • MILO

    The sistuation with Kobe and Bell in the 06 playoffs was very similar and Bell was suspended so i expect no less http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8ZukXsWmk

  • MILO
  • MILO

    Hellow hellow hellow is there anybody out there? ha ha ha (PINK FLOYD)

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #18303 Will Be Quoted Here]I TOO WOULD LOVE TO SEE J-CRITT GET MORE PLAYING TIME…I BELIEVE HES AN AMAZING TALENT FROM JUST THE LIL BIT WE’VE SEEN…PLEASE PHIL,LET HIM PLAY MORE MINUTES!!! HOW ABOUT LETTING HIM AND FARMAR PLAY TOGETHER!!!! WOULD BE NICE,HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!DOUBLE THREAT!!!

  • MILO

    DAVID STERN DID NOT SUSPEND CARMELO NOW THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT HE’S A PIECE OF SH!T KOBE HATER WTFWTFWTF?