Mavericks' DeJuan Blair Suspended One Game For Kicking Tiago Splitter In The Head

Dallas Mavericks player DeJuan Blair has been suspended for Game 5 after kicking San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter in the head. 

Via Bleacher Report

Kicking is for soccer not basketball, and DeJuan Blair found that out the hard way in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks’ 93-89 Game 4 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. 

Blair is suspended for Game 5 of the series, which is particularly difficult for his team given the fact that things are all knotted up at two games apiece.

In the final minutes of a tightly contested game, Blair fell to the ground and kicked the Spurs’ Tiago Splitter.

Blair was given a technical foul and ejected, which proved costly for his team down the stretch.

According to Blair, he didn't mean to kick Splitter in the head. It was just a reaction to the ref's call. 

“It was just an accident,” Blair said. “I reacted to the call and his face happened to be down there. It was nothing intentional, especially the way I had been playing. I’m not that dumb to do something like that in the heat of the game when I know I changed it. It was totally an accident.”

While I definitely understand that tensions are high during playoff season, players have to be incredibly careful to not do something stupid that may cost their entire team the win.

Check out the kick below. Accident? 

Views: 452

Comment by C.J. on April 29, 2014 at 8:55pm
First off...who? Second...he is lyin. Third....who?
Comment by DJ - A.K.A - DON_JUAN on April 30, 2014 at 9:04am

lol right @ cj

Comment by nymoneychaser on May 1, 2014 at 12:02pm
I know Dejuan personally.. And it definitely was an accident.

Comment

You need to be a member of Baller Alert.com to add comments!

Join Baller Alert.com

Ballerific Events

BallerBoards

CDC Recommends Abstaining from Sex to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish 8 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced some new recommendations to prevent the sexual transmission of the #Zika virus. The mosquito-borne virus has already been…Continue

Bobby Brown Celebrates First Birthday Since Bobbi Kristina's Death

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish 10 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Today, Feb. 5, marks #BobbyBrown's first birthday since the death of his daughter #BobbiKristina last July at the age of 22.A source told E! News that Brown plans to celebrate his 47th birthday at…Continue

BA Ladies in SFO?

Started by AllyNWonderland in Talk Ish 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

I'll be in San Francisco Saturday-Monday. Any BA ladies there? Going to a party Saturday where Chris Brown will be, and Sunday I'm planning to be out tailgating and watching the game somewhere…Continue

Lt. Gen. Nadja West Makes History To Become U.S. Army's First Black Female Three-Star General

Started by Asimplebijou in Talk Ish 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

In December 2015, then Major General #NadjaWest was appointed as the 44th Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). With her appointment as the new Army…Continue

Latest Activity

Asimplebijou posted discussions
8 minutes ago
Denise Love commented on Eleven8's blog post Monyetta Shaw & Wealthy Boo Still Going Strong
"good for her!"
41 minutes ago
Eleven8's 6 blog posts were featured
52 minutes ago
Eleven8 posted blog posts
52 minutes ago
AllyNWonderland commented on Eleven8's blog post Monyetta Shaw & Wealthy Boo Still Going Strong
"I am happy for her!!! She deserves it after Ne-Yo's shenanigans "
52 minutes ago
Beautiful Brownie commented on Eleven8's blog post Monyetta Shaw & Wealthy Boo Still Going Strong
"Yes lawd! I'm happy for her."
1 hour ago
Suga Bear commented on Eleven8's blog post Wife Crashes Her Own Funeral After Husband Paid To Have Her Killed
"Lol. Worst hit men ever!"
1 hour ago
Suga Bear commented on Peachkyss's blog post Ballerific Fashion: Olivia Palermo Collaboration With Chelsea 28 For Nordstrom
"I never cared for her personality, but I've always liked her style."
2 hours ago
AllyNWonderland posted a discussion

BA Ladies in SFO?

I'll be in San Francisco Saturday-Monday. Any BA ladies there? Going to a party Saturday where…See More
2 hours ago
V commented on RubyWoo's blog post Former NFL Players on Stopping Cam Newton: "Go Right At His Knees, Take Him Out" - blogged by @LoveRubyWoo
"Such comments are inflammatory, threatening & reek of b!tchazzness. I've been around…"
2 hours ago
V commented on Asimplebijou's blog post Baller Alert's Morning Wood Super Bowl Edition: Corey Brown (Carolina Panthers)
"Yeah. I like dem abs..."
2 hours ago
V liked Asimplebijou's blog post Baller Alert's Morning Wood Super Bowl Edition: Corey Brown (Carolina Panthers)
2 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Baller Alert.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service