The Sergeant's Affair during the Jewish insurgency in the Palestine Mandate fits the bill well enough -- but we like those guys now, so it can't count, right?
I guess we can parse everything down to the very specifics of the violent acts if we want. It's just a bit boring. Terror is terror --...
But were all the other players committing that violation continue to be called at the same rate? That's what you have to prove if you are saying Yao was being treated differently from the other players. I can agree that bias may have been caused by the film, but a lot of information is missing.
Except it was flagrant. Excessive contact is all that's required and the grab you so helpfully described fit the bill. Of course there is judgment involved, but there have clearly been enough similar flagrant calls in the history of that penalty to conclude this one could easily be called flagrant.
More than perceived intent, definitely.Parker rarely falls that way. You're exaggerating.
The foul that was called last night is almost always considered flagrant 1. That's all. No need to lose your shit about it.