It’s well known. The lane in the NBA is a dangerous place to arrive. If you come ripping into the lane, you might get attacked.
That’s what happened to Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace. He was driving to the basket, just minding his own business, when he was attacked by the Lakers Andrew Bynum. You can employ euphemisms to describe the play, say it was just a “hard foul” or “aggressive basketball” but those euphemisms hide the ugly truth.
It was an assault. Bynum deserves a two-game suspension, and the NBA must devise a play to banish this brand of basketball. There’s no place for this brand of violence in any basketball arena.
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