Get the chants ready... BULLSH*T! BULLSH*T!
Artest was suspended one game for making forearm contact to the head of Ginobili during the third quarter of San Antonio's 122-88 win over the Kings, NBA senior vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced.
The incident occurred with 9:07 remaining in the third quarter of the playoff opener in San Antonio. Game 2 is Tuesday night, also in San Antonio.
I'm not particularly prepared to discuss how this actually affects Tuesday's game.
I am ready, though, to talk about how this affects Manu Ginobili in whatever game in this series appears to be a season-ending one for the Kings.
That kid is going to get laid out. Seriously. And I can't wait.
Maybe Arthur Bonzarelli can pass on a greeting to Balki tomorrow night. It'd be the gentlemanly thing to do, of course.