Heat's Udonis Haslem called for controversial flagrant against Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

Early in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers playoff series, Miami forward Udonis Haslem was called for a hard foul after dropping both arms across the head and shoulders of Indiana forward Tyler Hansbrough. On the TNT broadcast (see below) analyst Steve Kerr immediately says, "That might be a Flagrant 2."

After the officials discussed the play, however, Haslem was only charged with a Flagrant 1, which does not include a mandatory ejection from the game. The perception, from Kerr and other NBA experts, is that Haslem got off easy, and that the league may yet suspend him from Game 6 of the series.




Haslem may have been retaliating against Hansbrough for a Flagrant 1 the Pacer committed a minute earlier.

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