By Brett Pollakoff
When the news was released today that Serge Ibaka would be fined $25,000 for his below-the-belt hit on Blake Griffin during the Thunderís win over the Clippers on Sunday, it wasnít a shock that a suspension wasnít handed down, but it was a bit of a surprise.
The league hasnít been afraid to retroactively drop the hammer after officials during a game came down lightly on a particular offense, as they did in the case of the elbow Metta World Peace landed to the head of Kenneth Faried.
Look a little further back to December, and youíll see that Dwyane Wade was suspended for a game in the days following a kick to the groin of Ramon Sessions.
Groin shots are groin shots, at least in the eyes of Wade and LeBron James. Neither could believe that Ibakaís penalty wasnít harsher, and they each voiced their respective opinions to the millions following them on Twitter.
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