Seems that ever since the Ron Artest incident, the commissioners in the sports world go out of their way to heavily suspend and fine the athletes for overreacting to seemingly ordinary incidents. I’m not sure why Kenny R went all Sean Penn on these two. Maybe a glare from a lens got into his eyes. Maybe he had a Dead Zone/That’s So Raven premonition that a Princess Diana or a Lindsay Lohan-type disaster would befall him courtesy of the paparazzi. Either way, that’s no excuse for storm trooping the two. He should have ignored them, or do what Kareem Abdul Jabbar did when a papar taped him strolling in a mall with his family: get very close, then casually kick the camera. He might get suspended for that, but it would be short and to the point, instead of being drawn-out and idiotic.
Still, Rogers gets twenty games, or around four starts, for that? I don’t know. If he kicked one of them in the nuts, would he get only 15, like Rodman did?