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J.R. Smith fined for flagrant foul 2 on Raja Bell

Posted on: February 5, 2011 6:20 pm
Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA for a flagrant foul on Utah Jazz guard Raja Bell. Posted by Ben Golliver.

In the fourth quarter of Friday night's game between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz, Nuggets guard J.R. Smith and Jazz guard Raja Bell engaged in a series of pushing and shoving exchanges. The incidents culminated with a hard foul by Smith on Bell with 6:45 remaining in the game. Smith was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the game for slashing down on Bell's arms during a transition lay-up attempt, sending Bell crashing to the ground and causing Jazz guard Deron Williams to rush to his teammate's defense. 

On Saturday, the NBA announced that it was fining Smith $25,000 for his flagrant foul on Bell. 
J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets has been fined $25,000 for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Raja Bell of the Utah Jazz, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. 
Here's a look at the video of the exchanges between Smith and Bell, plus the hard foul that resulted in the ejection, via YouTube user MIaruntingzagwantilf

The Jazz went on to win the game, 113-106, in Denver. Utah improved to 30-21; Denver dropped to 29-21.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2011 12:18 am

J.R. Smith fined for flagrant foul 2 on Raja Bell

JR Smith...major talent with a minor brain...if the NBA really wanted to punish him they would make him go play for the Craptors.  He is a PunQ......and no..the Q is not a mistake.

Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2011 8:47 pm

J.R. Smith fined for flagrant foul 2 on Raja Bell

That is exactly why Denver will never win anything.  When push comes to shove... J.R. Smith is nothing more than a punk.  Same reason why wherever Matt Barnes goes... whatever team gets him gets worse.  He seems like a player who plays hard all the time and has skills... but in the end he is nothing more than a punk.  He took Phoenix down, Orlando down, and now he is making his team worse again.  Playing hard is awesome.  Playing cheap... no place for it.

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