Serge Ibaka Hits Blake Griffin's Groin, And Gets No Ejection

3/3/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect


During Sunday's game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers, Serge Ibaka was going hard in the paint. So hard, that he hit Blake Griffin square in the groin.

It seems that he missed the family jewels because Griffin got up fairly quickly, however, it was still a pretty obvious foul.

January 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.  The Nuggets won 121-118 in overtime.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

At the time, only a flagrant was called, but as we've seen with Metta World Peace, it wouldn't be unusual for the NBA to hand down a foul retroactively. The problem is that it was a close battle between the teams, and if Ibaka had been given a flagrant-2, he would have been ejected, and potentially turned things around for the Clippers.

What do you think of the foul?

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