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NBA Playoffs: Anybody Figure Out What Is and Is Not a Flagrant Foul Yet?

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The NBA sure isn't helping Kobe understand.

The league office rescinded the flagrant-2 foul on Anthony Johnson today, which he originally accrued by swinging his elbow on a shot attempt and busting open Mo Williams' face.

Personally, I didn't think it warranted the penalty, but I'm not the league office that is supposed to pride itself on being fair and consistent in its rulings

I believe Stan Van Gundy was quoted as saying that it's very rare that an offensive player will pick up the flagrant foul in that situation.

Try telling that to Kobe Bryant, who has been suspended twice for hitting defenders in the face with his elbow while following through in what the league called an unnatural manne...

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