I’m not going to regale you with the story of what Zach Randolph did — you can Google that pretty easily.
I just want to briefly exclaim in dismay how awful it is that the NBA decided to drop the hammer and suspend Randolph — the Memphis Grizzlies’ leading scorer and linchpin of the team’s frontcourt — for tonight’s game 7 against Kevin “Mr. Unreliable” Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder!
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a leading scorer for a team being suspended for an entire game 7!
Give Randolph a technical.
Or a flagrant foul.
Suspend him for a quarter, if you must.
But an entire game?
The NBA just doesn’t want to see Mr. Unreliable lose in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
It’s over; it’s done. Stick a fork in Memphis. Without Randolph, they aren’t going to Oklahoma City and winning. Thanks, NBA, for switching this game from must-watch TV to must-miss TV. No interest. I’m just going to watch the prelims for Maidana/Mayweather instead.