Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Reactions to KG's suspension

Nuggets coach George Karl is not happy that the league gave Garnett a one-game suspension because of the penalties some of his players received for the fight at MSG:
"I just thought it was kind of unique that everything that J.R. and 'Melo were blamed for, Kevin Garnett did in the same incident. He escalated a fight, he threw a punch, he threw a ball and gets one game. It was kind of a unique interpretation. I know it's a hard job, but no, it doesn't feel like it was a fair evaluation."

Antonio McDyess on the matter:
"I thought he should have had more, honestly," McDyess said. "Before the season, I thought they said throwing the ball at an opponent was like throwing a punch. He got one game, but I thought it should have been two."

Marc J. Spears/Denver Post believes that if Garnett's swing had actually connected with McDyess, his penalty "would have been different." He also says that KG's "humorous punch attempt" wasn't "in the same level of Melo."