The TWO FOULS That Will Change The NBA Playoffs

Sharad AgrawalContributor IApril 29, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 28:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic shoots a foul shot  against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on April 28, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

To my fellow non-biased NBA fans,

We all saw it...you did, I definitely did.  Dwight Howard should have been ejected for that elbow, one of the hardest flung elbows I have ever seen in a basketball game that they would put Mutumbo to shame. Yet, there he was; scoring 24 pts. and grabbing 24 rebs. to lead his team to a victory.  Really, I want ONE reason, one NON-biased fan to tell me why he should not have been ejected from that game.  The rulebook CLEARLY states that any elbow below the neck may result in suspension and any blow above the head should result is ABSOLUTE EJECTION.

Second, the Rondo foul on Brad Miller...he knew it, the rest of the Celtics team knew it, Brad Miller was heading towards the rim for an open, uncontested layup to tie the time.  So the player closest to him and the rim, Rondo, did what he could to prevent Miller from making that layup.  I don't care what anyone says, anyone who watches the replay shows that the ball was past Rondo's reach so he did the next best thing...smacked him hard across the face...no ejection..no flagrant...really?

I am THIS close to boycotting the rest of these NBA playoffs


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