It isn't surprising because she uses any method necessary to create space for herself and her teammates. This one was a bit more nasty as you could see it thrown at Ace's face and it wasn't related to any other type of motion or basketball move. The Laimbeer comparisons are spot on.
with how she stood over one our players (Loyd maybe) after Dolson blocked said player's shot. It reminded me of when Kyle Kuric (of Louisville) stood over Scott Martin after a dunk a couple of years ago.
Totally classless on Dolson's behalf.
I was shocked at how several of the womens teams (save ours) have started to adopt the more unsavory elements of the mens game.
I didn't see anyone calling Dolson names. There are those who say she gets away with fouling during the game and is surprised when she gets called for some of them by the refs.
The post was, I believe, a reaction to Dolson's protesting a foul call. The foul in question was her wrestling with a player, getting leverage, and then choosing to elbow the player in the face. When the whistle blew, she turned around and started storming towards the ref with her hands out, indignant. I don't recall if that was the time when her lips were readable as "what the fuck was that for?", but it would fit her history.
It also is counter to the poster's history. She has always been a pretty classy lady, and I have enjoyed her take on issues. I assumed there was something that provoked it.
Thanks for the clarification.
To not allow such posts to remain live long. Even in the moment, I prefer no name-calling or profanity. Do not lower yourself
She is constantly grabbing, shoving, and throwing elbows. She sets moving screen after moving screen, and is praised for her "footwork". Inexplicably, she gets away with it all, despite being the biggest and most visible player on the floor.
Edit: I had earlier said she was a "dirty" player, but I'm not sure she quite qualifies for that label. She certainly pushes the boundaries, though.
The "unwritten rules" of women's hoops (which suck, but that's a different point) have always been that the foul is always called on the bigger player. Always. Even Griner, despite being the preeminent superstar of the game, gets the short end of the stick -- she gets beaten up every game with few fouls called on players guarding her (the rationale is "well, they don't have any choice, so we'll let them), but she often ends up in foul trouble just for being bigger than everyone else and being active.
Until Stephanie Dolson came around, and now suddenly she can be violent and oafish, and seemingly never gets called for it. Further, again against the prevailing law of the land, even though she's big, loud, and noticeable -- surefire triggers for most players -- her emotional outbursts (one might say unsportsmanlike profane temper tantrums) never draw Ts. It's absurd.
(For perspective: if Melissa D'Amico were given Dolson's rules, she'd have been one of the dominating centers in basketball, instead she was a marginally okay player who got beaten out as an upperclassman.)
Maybe she is mad all the time about that
Not quite the same, but similar to how tough it was to ref when Shaq was playing. You shouldn't be penalized for being big, so sometimes perceived fouls only come from size difference. I'm sure she gets away with about as much as every other player, but due to her size it is just more visible. I actually thought Stewart was more guilty of moving screens last night than Dolson.
good shooter, lots of picks, borderline dirty, universal disliked by opposing fans.
She is a much better dancer though.
on all the dancing clips with the faux hiphop hand movements. Good riddance after next year. She's the enforcer for one more year.