Ex-NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy: ‘I’m sick of the sissification of the sport’

Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy gave the impression to be irked a bit throughout Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night time.

In the fourth quarter with greater than 4 minutes remaining, Clippers star Paul George took a slap to the face from Suns ahead Jae Crowder. George went down seemingly in ache from getting hit throughout the face.

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The referees stopped play to evaluation whether or not Crowder needs to be assessed a flagrant foul. 

Van Gundy, the longtime ESPN commentator, strongly disagreed that it was a flagrant foul and went additional in a diatribe.

“I’m sick of the sissification of the game. That’s not a flagrant foul. He contested. He fouled him. Shoot your two free throws,” Van Gundy mentioned.

Van Gundy’s co-commentator Mark Jackson disagreed with him and mentioned it was clear that it was a flagrant foul.

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The referees took Jackson’s aspect and assessed a Flagrant 1 to Crowder.

George nailed the 2 free throws to place the Clippers up 14 factors late within the sport.

George had a giant sport for the Clippers within the win. He led all scorers with 41 factors on 15-of-2 capturing and was 3-for-6 from the three-point line.

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Los Angeles received the sport to drive a Game 6, 116-102.

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