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Lakers-Rockets Series: The Semantics of Flagrant Fouls One and Two

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Much has been said concerning the flagrant fouls in the Lakers-Rockets series. The fouls have been viewed, reviewed, and the jurisdiction has gone beyond just the call on the court in every game. Therein lies the problem.

The flagrant foul calls in the NBA perhaps are too subjective on-the-court calls because flagrant foul one and flagrant foul two are separated by a single adjective yet carry different consequences.

According the NBA rule book, a flagrant foul one is defined as follows:

"If contact committed against a player, with or without the ball, is interpreted to be unnecessary, a flagrant foul—penalty (on...

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