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Old 12-18-2006, 01:01 AM   #135
Clockwork Orange
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For the members of the east coast media calling for Carmelo to be suspended for anywhere from 10-30 games, dream on.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6550352/

Longest suspensions

72-x Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers, (for the remainder of the season) for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit Pistons on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.

68 Latrell Sprewell, Golden State Warriors, (for one year) after “physically assaulting” coach P.J. Carlesimo during a practice, Dec. 4, 1997. Arbitrator John Feerick overturned the Warriors’ termination of the Sprewell’s contract and reduced his one-year suspension by five months, ending July 1.

30-x Stephen Jackson, Indiana Pacers, for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.

26 Kermit Washington, L.A. Lakers, (60 days) for punching Houston’s Rudy Tomjanovich, 1977.

25-x Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers, for fighting with fans in the final minute of a game at Detroit on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.

11 Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls, and fined $25,000 for kicking a courtside television photographer, Jan. 17, 1997.

10 Vernon Maxwell, Houston Rockets, for going into the stands and hitting a fan, Feb. 6, 1995.

7 Nick Van Exel, L.A. Lakers, and fined $25,000 for shoving a referee, April 9, 1996.

6 Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons, for shoving Indiana’s Ron Artest after a foul led to the 5-minute fracas in the final minute of a game against the Pacers on Nov. 19, Nov. 21, 2004.

6 Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls, and fined $20,000 for head-butting a referee, March 18, 1996
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So these people honestly believe that Carmelo deserves a longer suspension than guys who attacked fans and referees? Please.

He'll likely get 5 games at the most and that will be that. He's already apologized for the incident and the hype surrounding this has died out pretty quickly.
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