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No fine or suspension for Kevin Garnett after Mavericks game

Posted By Paul Flannery On February 5, 2011 @ 7:20 pm In General | No Comments

The NBA has decided not to slap Kevin Garnett [1] with any further punishment after Friday night’s game with the Mavericks, according to a league rep. Garnett was assessed a technical foul after a play in which he was fouled by the Mavs’ J.J. Barea. In the ensuing scuffle, Garnett shoved aside referee Eric Lewis who had stepped between them.

The NBA did upgrade a Garnett personal foul from late in the second quarter to a flagrant-1. The NBA defines a flagrant-1 foul as anything that as any contact that is “unnecessary.” A flagrant-2 is “unnecessary and excessive contact,” and is grounds for an automatic ejection.

This is the second incident in the last week for Garnett, who was ejected from the Phoenix Suns [2] game last Friday after low-blowing Channing Frye [3]. That led Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry to say he had lost respect for Garnett [4]. Garnett wrote in a blog post for his sneaker company Anta, that he would, “never apologize [5],” for how he plays.

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[1] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[2] Phoenix Suns: http://media.weei.com/basketball/phoenix-suns.htm

[3] Channing Frye: http://media.weei.com/basketball/channing-frye.htm

[4] he had lost respect for Garnett: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/2011/02/03/20110203phoenix-suns-steve-nash-all-star-snub.html#ixzz1D1m26132

[5] never apologize: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/02/04/kevin-garnett-i-never-apologize-for-my-actions/

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