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Should Kobe Be Suspended?

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

A lot of people are discussing the foul on Derek Fisher and the possibility of an ensuing suspension.  But what no one seems to be talking about this morning is whether or not Kobe meant to elbow Artest and I believe its at least worth another look.

As Kobe Bryant boxed out Ron Artest underneath the rim, both players were fighting for the basketball. There is little question that Artest was draped all over Kobe and an over the back foul on Artest seemed appropriate given the circumstances.

If you watch the replay, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irtnkEmubqY, it does appear that Kobe's elbow strikes Ron Artest in the throat. The decision that needs to be made is, was Kobe intentionally throwing the elbow...

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