May 01, 2006

Rocky: Mountain Oysters.

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 05:45 PM - 20 comments

The third link is a login only link, but I think I get the point. All I can say is WOW, I'm so surprised Kaman didn't come out swinging. He would have whooped evans' ass.

posted by everett at 06:00 PM on May 01, 2006

That guy's nuts.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 07:10 PM on May 01, 2006

well....he's GOT balls....that's for sure.

posted by tommybiden at 07:38 PM on May 01, 2006

A Nugget grabbing nuggets.

posted by joromu at 08:16 PM on May 01, 2006

Uh, everett, he would have what Evans' ass? I believe the preferred nomenclature is whupped, although you'll not find THAT word in this dictionary.

posted by mjkredliner at 09:25 PM on May 01, 2006

I said... he would have "whooped evans' ass." I also could have said... He would have opened up a can of whoop ass on Evans. Or that I was surprised he didn't whoop that trick. I'm not sure you really hit it on the head with whupped either, but really, thanks for the lesson on colloquialisms, it's always appreciated.

posted by everett at 09:36 PM on May 01, 2006

What a sick o. Grabb n balls. What was that man thinking. Go Clippers.

posted by Childhooddrama at 10:20 PM on May 01, 2006

i think Kaman retaliated rather nicely.

posted by steelergirl at 10:36 PM on May 01, 2006

My friends and I used to do that to each other in pickup games, but this was no pickup game and I don't think these guys were friends. I think Kaman showed a good deal of restraint. It was a dirty play though for a professional and Evans should receive some kind of penalty. Nothing major like a suspension, just a little monetary fine.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:30 PM on May 01, 2006

Har har, I stand corrected everett.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:33 PM on May 01, 2006

Well, actually Tommy Trump, I'll correct you: he had Kaman's balls. What the hell was this guy thinking? Oh well, I think the punishment was appropriate, though some of us may think he should have been suspended for the rest of Denver's playoff run. At least he didn't reach into Kaman's shorts. That would have been just weird.

posted by headgames at 12:51 AM on May 02, 2006

Evans should step up and donate some money to a sexual assault charity or something. would the league really do anything? very weird. Evans is gonna be known as that ball grabber. though I didn't see his side of the story. (also, TNT's coverage)

posted by gspm at 08:21 AM on May 02, 2006

well....ACTUALLY.....headgames....i didn't specifywhose balls he how are YOU correcting me???

posted by tommybiden at 10:29 AM on May 02, 2006

I'm suprised the officials didn't call a jump ball on Kaman's privs... Both players had posession of the ball(s). Oh, and does that count for one or two rebounds on Evans' stat sheet? OK, now that I've had my chuckle. Evans is a dirty player, always has been, and the NBA needs to get guys like him off the floor. ANY player who is out there with an intent to injure is hurting your product. It will take a Reggie Evans or Ron Artest to take Kobe or LeBron out of the playoffs before the NBA cracks down on this, and then they'll wish they had done it sooner. This is reminiscient of when the NHL degenerated into a bunch of thugs who could barely skate. One or two bad boarding penalties on Gretsky, and that culture changed. Evans should be suspended for the first 40 games of next season. While they're at it, give Artest the same for the elbow to Ginobli's head. Any guy working a one year contract should have to worry that he can't get signed with a suspension over his head, and teams should want their guys on the floor if they're signed longer. This is not the WWF... If these tools want to behave that way, get in a ring with a guy who gets to do the same.

posted by LostInDaJungle at 12:43 PM on May 02, 2006

I'm surprised at the overreactions to this. Yes, he should be suspended, but if his suspension goes past two games, I'd be shocked. I'd give him one. Yes, grabbing someone's junk is a total playground move, and a no-no in the NBA. But as a defender, you don't go there unless you've been going back-and-forth with the same guy for 40 minutes already, and he's starting to frustrate you. I'm not saying Kaman did something similar, but it's part of the flow of the game to do whatever you can get away with that might throw your opponent off his game. This includes deeply insulting trash talk (as long as the mics don't pick it up, you're cool) or anything else. I'm amazed at how scared so many guys are of their own peepees. This wasn't a sexual move. It was a distraction maneuver. Anything for an edge, right? The old how's-yer-father might be over the line, but it wasn't a capital offense. Give him a game, and if he does it again, give him five.

posted by chicobangs at 02:14 PM on May 02, 2006

give him five. No way, I know where his hands have been.

posted by tselson at 02:30 PM on May 02, 2006

I thought it was funny. I thought Kamen's response was right on. I thought the one game suspension robbed me of a chance to see what kind of lunacy would next occur. Tickle, tickle!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:17 PM on May 02, 2006

No suspension at all. Just a fine and a don't-do-that-again. Go figure. Weedy, you may get your wish yet.

posted by chicobangs at 08:24 PM on May 02, 2006

that's. f-ing. nuts.

posted by ninjavshippo at 09:53 PM on May 02, 2006

now he's after Ginobili!

posted by hb74147 at 03:01 PM on May 05, 2006

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