DeAndre' Bembry, Fred Van Vleet, Talen Horton-Tucker Each Suspended One Game

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DeAndre' Bembry, Fred Van Vleet, Talen Horton-Tucker Each Suspended One Game 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:37 pm

DeAndre’ Bembry, Fred Van Vleet and Talen Horton-Tucker have each been suspended one game without pay and Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers forward-center Montrezl Harrell have each been fined for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.


Bembry, VanVleet and Horton-Tucker have each been suspended for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation.


Anunoby, who received a technical foul and was ejected, has been fined $30,000 for initiating the incident by grabbing Schröder by the leg and recklessly flipping him to the ground after the two became entangled following a common foul committed by Schröder.


Harrell, who received a technical foul and was ejected, has been fined $20,000 for aggressively entering the altercation and shoving Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr.


The incident occurred with 2:24 remaining in the first quarter in the Lakers’ 110-101 win over the Raptors.


Bembry will serve his suspension tonight when the Raptors play host to the Chicago Bulls at Amalie Arena. Van Vleet, who has missed the past two games with an injury, will serve his suspension in the next regular season game for which he is eligible and physically able to play.


Horton-Tucker will serve his suspension on Thursday when the Lakers face the Miami Heat.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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Re: DeAndre' Bembry, Fred Van Vleet, Talen Horton-Tucker Each Suspended One Game 

Post#2 » by random_hero891 » Fri Apr 9, 2021 7:01 am

They might as well start using toilet paper slogans to advertise the NBA, nothing's softer.
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Re: DeAndre' Bembry, Fred Van Vleet, Talen Horton-Tucker Each Suspended One Game 

Post#3 » by ecuhus1981 » Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:04 pm

Gary Trent should receive at least as much discipline as these other ancillary participants. Honestly, I thought he should have gotten tossed since Montrezl did, he used more physical force than Harrell did.

Ultimately, Schroeder is an instigator, and probably had gotten under OG's skin earlier in the game. In the moment though, Dennis was letting Anunoby from falling too hard, something that should have not elicited that suplex reaction.
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Re: DeAndre' Bembry, Fred Van Vleet, Talen Horton-Tucker Each Suspended One Game 

Post#4 » by ecuhus1981 » Fri Apr 9, 2021 4:13 pm

random_hero891 wrote:They might as well start using toilet paper slogans to advertise the NBA, nothing's softer.

It's subconscious bias at work.

Players in hockey, rugby, baseball, tennis and a few other minor sports can bash each other's faces in, scream at the referees, throw tantrums, break equipment, fight fans and it's all seen as winner's passion.

If you show 10% of that aggression in basketball, it's harsh fines and suspensions, hand-wringing, garment-rending and speeches of "we have to preserve the sanctity of the game". We're policing any show of self-regulating force from our community of NBA athletes. I wonder what the difference is?
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