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One down, a hundred or so other venues to go...

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by vrbryant, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Not sure how I missed this, but I'm glad at least some of the fans are getting their comeuppance.
     
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Too bad a lifetime ban hasn't been instituted on that worthless piece of shit Ron Artest.
     
  3. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Artest has some serious issues, no one denies that he should be punished for his actions. When taking a look into some of the fans history, however, you can't exactly call them victims. Artest had no right to punch anyone, but he didn't exactly start the altercation. Arenas have long been allowing the fan to go too far. They have become a larger and larger part of the game until you knew, eventually, something like this would happen. The league has to set a precident for how to handle the situation from the fan side.

    Not only does Artest have an advantage in past history, but he wasn't exactly unprovoked. Artest's life will be far more impacted in a negative light than any fan's will. It's about time there was at least SOME justice on this side of the situation.
     
  4. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    At least someone has some perspective here...

    ...other than me of course.
     
  5. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Been Smooth Since Days Of Underoos

    Just out of curiosity, should Artest, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal be banned from playing in the Palace? I'm sure there are others who could be added to the list but those 3 were in my opinion the worst offenders of the players that were involved.
     
  6. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    It is my opinion that the more of a future advantage you give the Pistons as a result of this incident, the more it will justify the fans actions in their own minds. If you continue to punish the Pacers everytime they visit Detroit, what message does that send to other fans around the league?..."Stir up enough anger to incite a riot and ensure a greater home playing advantage for the next 5 years."

    I am of the opinion that the greatest way to punish the fans is to kill home games for Detroit. Send them to other arenas. This hurts the fans, because their team will struggle and they can't attend. It will hurt the front office and they will demand more strict rules on alcohol sales and of taunting of players...Yet it still won't HELP the Pacers, because they don't deserve any advantage as a result of their stupidity.

    Players entered the stands and overstepped their boundaries, Fans did the same by throwing objects onto the court. Both should be held equally responsible and I think the players have taken the brunt of the wrath so far, and they will continue to suffer at the hands of the courts. I think it's time to start handing out equal punishment on the other side.

    Just my opinion...that doesn't mean I'm right :).
     

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