The Amare Stoudamire and Boris Diaw situation, where they left the bench, I have a big problem with that. Because, now, you're saying the guys are supposed to stay in their bench area. They never touched the floor, never got involved with the fight.
But they looked at the tape the next day and saw that they left the bench. I thought that destroyed that whole series because now, you've taken two starters away from a team that was playing extremely well. I really think that was just too much thinking from our league office. Way too much thinking. The rule book says this, but what's the spirit of the law? Were they actually involved in the on-court confrontation? Did they even bother anybody that was involved in that big melee on the floor?
No, they didn't. I have a big problem with that.
I think the league is trying to keep borders and garnish players' attitudes, and I'm OK with that. But let it fall within the spirit of the game.