koberulz
Last week

Chase Buford slapped on the wrist, gently, with a feather.

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RS  
Last week

What a joke.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Pathetic.

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Nightwing  
Last week

Should have been a T at least. But from memory would have been his second and he would have had to been tossed. Exactly why the NBL wouldn't have let the refs do it.

Won't drop any of the 3 refs for missing it either.

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koberulz  
Last week

The refs were busy watching the game, unlike the TV crew.

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Nightwing  
Last week

One of them must have seen it, even if not looking for it. 3 refs, it would have been within view of one of them.

Try doing that at NBL1 level. Bet the refs wouldn't miss it there.

Past coaches have been suspended for doing less courtside.

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koberulz  
Last week

It's difficult to tell because, again, TV didn't bother to show the game so it's impossible to know where the refs were or what they would have been looking at. Play was down the other end by the time they finally cut back to it.

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Another Anon  
Last week

So you can write obscenities on the refs change room doors, lose your cool and put a hole in an electronic advertising board and still not get suspended??
Standard set for all other coaches.

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Zodiac  
Last week

He's the son of a high-powered and no doubt well connected NBA executive and clearly the NBL doesn't want to potentially ruffle any of those feathers. It's gutless and pathetic by the NBL but oh the Kings have agreed to pay to fix it oh well then nothing to see here.

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LV  
Last week

Slapped on the wrist.... with the feather of a sparrow

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DennisRodmansHair  
Last week

Seems a bit silly when $375 would hardly cover the cost of supply and install of a new screen! Maybe the JJ's are insured for any damage caused by angry opposition coaches.

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Dunkman  
Last week

Exactly how it is Zodiac.

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AlphabetA  
Last week

In the news release it is stated that the Kings would cover the cost of replacement and/or repair, so the fine is just for his behavior. Re refs they didn't see anything apparently even before since the shotclock did not reset prior to Clark being called for crosscourt violation, which set Buford off. Well the guy has a very short fuse obviously...

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retired  
Last week

What an absolute joke considering he was fined and a 1 game suspension after the Hawks game.

Refs may have missed it but what about the NBL Bunker,why could they not become involved and say something.

Kings are paying for the repair.So they should and Buford should be made serve his suspension NOW as part of his punishment.

Look after Paul (Big mouth) Smith.

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hoopie  
Last week

IF he was suspended and IF the Kings then lost, imagine the embarrassment to the NBL.

On top of that, if the Kings wrapped up the series in Tassie, imagine how flat the celebrations would be and the backlash from the Sydney fans.


Obviously, the NBL is doing everything it can to help the Kings wrap up the series in front of their fans and sponsors.

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Zodiac  
Last week

I don't think it's in the NBL's interests to have a sweep in the GF series and I'm sure they would love to see another game down in Tassie, LK owns the team and more chance of enticing a buyer if so.

I think it might have more to do with not upsetting Buford's father and the Kings GM who is a former NBA executive himself. If the Kings win Game 3 as expected and Buford was suspended for it and possibly unable to participate in the championship celebrations it wouldn't look good to the NBA connections irrespective of whether Buford deserved it or not.

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Boba Fett  
Last week

"He's the son of a high-powered and no doubt well connected NBA executive and clearly the NBL doesn't want to potentially ruffle any of those feathers."
You don't seriously believe this to be the case do you?

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Boba Fett  
Last week

Perhaps someone should look at why he exploded? I reckon Roth would have had a similar reaction.

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Perthworld  
Last week

We've accepted the fact the NBL is a daycare centre for RC Buford's kid thanks to Paul Smith. Fine, it is what it is and helps the league.

But now the child acts up and isn't disciplined properly. Special rules apply.

That's the issue. What's next?

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kennytmhk  
Last week

"Perhaps someone should look at why he exploded? I reckon Roth would have had a similar reaction."

Finally someone brings that up. How could the arena or referees forget to reset the shot clock?

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Sebastian  
Last week

Cooks took possession of the rebound. There was no clear possession change with Fab. Hence the shot clock stayed on 21 when the ball went out of bounds, right or wrong. You can hear the ref on audio at 19 seconds yell get it over. They ignored it and they got the violation. It's not a difficult situation. Kings just needed greater awareness.

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Boba Fett  
Last week

"But now the child acts up and isn't disciplined properly. Special rules apply."
Still haven't learnt the rules have we. The NBL explained it according to the rules. The refs missed it, what do you want the NBL to do? Make up a special Buford rule? Surely bringing the game into disrepute is something the NBL could do and chose not to do, but the rules technically weren't broken.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last week

"Finally someone brings that up. How could the arena or referees forget to reset the shot clock?"

The shot clock was re-set when the ball hit the rim and started incorrectly when Cooks touched the rebound, as he didn't take possession.

It should still have been at 24 when the Kings inbounded rather than 21. Still, that's no excuse for Buford running on the court to remonstrate with Vaughan Mayberry, blowing his top when he didn't get the answer he wanted and then breaking an advertising board.

Clear technical, but Vaughan chose not to call it for whatever reason. He wouldn't have known the board had broken, but would have seen the carry on as he was only a few metres away.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Surely bringing the game into disrepute is something the NBL could do and chose not to do

Thanks for the worthless reply containing a whole lot of nothing - what your post
doesn't acknowledge is the fact he should have been reprimanded more, which is the point of the entire thread, because you're a not so CURIOUS case of being a blind Kings apologist.

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Perthworld  
Last week

"But now the child acts up and isn't disciplined properly. Special rules apply."
Still haven't learnt the rules have we. The NBL explained it according to the rules. The refs missed it, what do you want the NBL to do? Make up a special Buford rule? Surely bringing the game into disrepute is something the NBL could do and chose not to do, but the rules technically weren't broken.

Hahaha wow, your comprehension skills are so bad.

By "special rules" I clearly meant in regards to Buford's bad behaviour being tolerated by the NBL, not the actual rules of the game or anything technical about the sequence of play leading up to the reaction. Classic.

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Boba Fett  
Last week

NO rules were broken. But you still don't understand the rules. Never have. Always just a sniper from the cheap seats.

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Perthworld  
Last week

You really are daft - he broke behavioural rules which weren't punished enough, which is the entire point of this thread. Hence the comparison to a child at school being made.

You're either dumb or intentionally misunderstanding (actually I know it's both) as you know you can't win the argument. Got to protect your Kings no matter what, though.

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Boba Fett  
Last week

"You really are daft - he broke behavioural rules" No he didn't because NO ONE SAW IT. I will "protect the Kings" Hahaha. You are really clutching at straws now. Clearly you know nothing about me as you think.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last week

The ref he was blowing up at immediately before kicking the sign had him in his vision. He chose not to blow it. It's possible he may not have realised the extend of the kick, but the blow-up was seen.

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koberulz  
Last week

"You really are daft - he broke behavioural rules" No he didn't because NO ONE SAW IT.
That's...not how it works.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Classic.

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Dunkman  
Last week

It's a precedent, let’s see how it goes when other coaches start kicking holes in signs. No tech, just a $375 fine. Bring it on I say, hopefully Roth starts it tonight.

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