Shaqtin' a Fool: Hard Fouls and Harmless Punches

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorMay 1, 2013

Cheap shots and hard fouls are becoming a more infrequent occurrence in today's NBA game.

As the latest installment of Shaqtin' a Fool shows us, that's probably a good thing.

Not only do dirty plays not have a place in basketball, but they're liable to spark the urge for retaliation. And that's where things usually go horribly and embarrassingly wrong.

Maybe they were wobbly and disoriented from the hard foul, but Shaq and Chuck apparently need to spend some more time practicing this.

I guess the increasingly stringent flagrant foul rules are there to protect players from each other and themselves...

Get your NBA giggles on with the latest episode of Shaqtin' a Fool.