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Bynum's flagrant rescinded, handed to Dahntay Jones

May 26, 2009 |  1:58 pm

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News from the league office:  Lakers.com reports that the Flagrant Type 1 (Am I wrong, or does the "Type" part make these sound unnecessarily clinical?) assessed to Andrew Bynum with 6:11 to go in the fourth of last night's Game 4 loss to the Nuggets in Denver has been rescinded.  No blemish to his record.

Those worried about whether that penalty will find a good home, fear not.  Dahntay Jones, who executed a kick save of Kobe Bryant in the third quarter that would make Martin Brodeur proud, he'll be given a Flagrant 1 by the league, tweets Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman.  That seems to indicate he won't be suspended for tomorrow's critical Game 5. 

That seems to be the right call.  While Jones' play was clearly intentional and the sort of thing that might get his butt kicked on the playground, I don't think he should have to sit out.  What he should have been, though, was assessed a penalty during the game so the Lakers would get their free throws.  The upgrade doesn't do LA much good now.

BK 


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