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John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Posted on: March 30, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2011 7:31 pm
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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall throws a punch at Miami Heat big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Posted by Ben Golliver.

During the second quarter of a Wednesday night game between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat in Washington, Wizards point guard John Wall threw a punch to the body of Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Wall was retaliating after Ilgauskas twice swung his elbow in Wall's direction at the top of the key. The exchange occurred with the Wizards leading 37-36 with 8:48 remaining in the second quarter.

In the aftermath of the exchange, Heat forward Juwan Howard came flying in and pushed Wizards center JaVale McGee as well.

Here's video of the sequence.



Following a lengthy video review, Wall and Ilgauskas were each assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected from the game. Howard and McGee were given a double technical and Howard was then ejected from the game as well for "escalation".
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Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:48 am
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

What I mean by educated people is that a majority of players in the NFL spend 3-4 years in college minimum and have a chance to mature and if you really look at the % of players that are bad apples in the NFL I would bet it is very small taken into account that they have a roster of 53 and usually you hear of only 3-4 guys that are problems on each team.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: April 3, 2011 9:13 am
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

yea, elbow to get seperation is illigal. However, you see that all the time. so it's a shoulder, or a body-bump creating seperation. It's all illegal. You didn't get too tough on the comments and I thank you for that. We all have the right to voice an opinion and your comments are valid.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 4:44 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Wall is a little baby. What the heck is he thinking. A couple of elbows and he punches Z.

 If I were Wall, "Z" would still be looking for the bus that hit him. 



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 4:40 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

"Stepped into an elbow"??? He knew exactly what he was doing with that elbow, knew where it would land. 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:52 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

why is a 5'-11" child trying to swat the ball away from a 7'-0"+ Center? It's not like Z was going to shoot it. Wall would've had better position generating a turn-over had he given Z a 2-step coushin and trying to intercept the pass rather than trying to strip it.
Not that it matters, but Wall is 6-4, not 5-11.  In any event, step back and you are left to guess which way Z is going to pass -- hard to do and you give him that much more of a passing lane.  Play up, maybe you get the ball away from the big guy or at least cut down on the possible passing angles making a bad pass turnover that much more likely.  Just because a guy is in your chest you can't elbow him in the head, whether you're likely to shoot or not. 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:49 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Z did exactly what he would've done if he had a 6'-8" forward on him. Elbow to get some seperation
Problem is, it is illegal for anyone to "elbow to get some separation" regardless of how tall the defender is and it is especially frowned upon with those elbows occur head high.  Not saying Z is a dirty player or that Wall did not overreact (he did)...just that Z also appeared to overreact to the tight defense by taking a shot at another player with two head-high elbows -- pretty clear intent.  Both deserved what they got last night.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:06 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Wall is a little baby. What the heck is he thinking. A couple of elbows and he punches Z. Part of the problem with the NBA is that half of them are gangsta want to bes that get paid way too much to play a game. The NBA needs to get tougher on these and lay down the law. At the very least Wall shoould be suspended for the rest of the year. If you or I did this at our work place, we may not only be fired but charges will more than likely be brought upon us.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:55 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Typical reaction from a DC fan. First off, why is a 5'-11" child trying to swat the ball away from a 7'-0"+ Center? It's not like Z was going to shoot it. Wall would've had better position generating a turn-over had he given Z a 2-step coushin and trying to intercept the pass rather than trying to strip it. Z did exactly what he would've done if he had a 6'-8" forward on him. Elbow to get some seperation. Wall's disorder (gravitationally challenged and an IQ of a moron) was the problem. Z is a class act who has years of service in the NBA and very few technicals/flagrant fouls to his stat sheet. Wall is a punk and is no better than that Agent '0' you all employed for so long, except Wall hasn't brought his 9 into the arena...yet nor has he complained about his pay (early in his contract, but that whining will start in a couple years). Wall should have been the only one ejected and Z should have received a technical only for the push After the thrown punch. Wall should receive a 2-game suspension as well. What he did was no different than Bynum's actions a little over a week ago.



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:47 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

FACE

Surprised



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:17 pm
 

John Wall punches Zydrunas Ilgauskas video

Its an elbow to the face man...not a kiss. If it was on the street it would be labeled assault. So he is supposed to just take it because he is an athlete?

Any MAN I know will stick up for himself if another man assaults him. Maybe not you guys though.


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