On Tuesday, the NBA handed down suspensions for Miami Heat big men Dexter Pittman and Udonis Haslem for their flagrant fouls in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers. While both men probably deserved a suspension, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is not happy with the decision.â†µ
â†µMay 24, 2012
Spoelstra is likely referring to the fact that Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough also picked up a flagrant-2 foul in the same game, but unlike Haslem and Pittman was not suspended for the game. It's likely the league office viewed the flagrants as different entities, considering both Pittman and Haslem's fouls were in retaliation for Pacers fouls.â†µ
It's very likely Spoelstra will be fined by the NBA for his critical comments, but he's clearly not happy about the decision.