On-Air Comments About Grizzlies’ Hamed Haddadi Merit Suspension

Posted: 24th November 2009 by A. Enslen Butler in NBA
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á The Los Angeles Clippers' television broadcast team was suspended for one game because of on-air comments made about Memphis Grizzlies' center HamedáHaddadi. Longtime Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler and broadcast analyst Michael Smith were pulled from the Clippers' game last Friday against Denver.áBecause the Clippers' feed was not seen in Memphis, the comments about the Iranian-born player did not get a lot of attention and became a footnote in a 106-91 Grizzlies win last week.á The team got into trouble because of one Clippers fan sent an email saying that the Lawler pronounced Iran as "Eye-ran," the Los Angeles Times reported.áThe fan only wanted to highlight the issue and was not demanding punishment. But FOX responded with an apology and suspended the broadcast team. In other o ...

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