Flagrant two? Make it a three. - Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Villanueva was fined $25,000 for his flagrant two foul on Isaiah Thomas on Tuesday night. Thomas called it a dirty play by a dirty player, to which Villanueva responded by defending himself and making fun of Thomas' stature.
flagrant two on Sacramento Kings
point guard Isaiah Thomas
cost him what might have been a special game (he had nine points in 11 minutes) and $25,000
. After the game, Thomas slung some mud, calling the play a dirty one by a dirty player.
On Thursday, Villanueva responded to the call and Thomas' claim [quote via Detroit News]:
"Dirty player? Not at all," said Villanueva. "It was an open lane, I tried to block it. He's four-foot-11, 100 pounds soaking wet, so it looks bad." [...]
"He came after me. I learned my lesson after the last time (laughs), I wasn't gonna do anything," Villanueva said. "I'm not trying to hurt anybody out there."[...]
"He said what he had to say, it's over and done with," Villanueva said. "I expected just a regular foul. I got kicked out. I think it was a little too harsh and now I'm going to go through the (appeals) process. He's a little dude, so it looks worse than what it is."
In the words of Ben Gordon,"oh shit." Although I'm in agreement with Villanueva, for the most part, I think if you live in a glass house, you probably shouldn't throw stones.