Is there anything about Stack's prior history or personality that would support the idea that he was intentionally trying to hurt Shaq? While Stack is up in the air trying to foul Shaq to make sure he doesn't score, he doesn't have the luxury to be selective about where he hits him, and he knows that (in light of Shaq's enormous mass) he has to hit him harder than he would an ordinary player. I think you need the clearest evidence of intent to injure before you suspend a key player in a finals series. I don't see it here. And I am not even sure that Stern would say that there was a clear intent to injure. I think Stern is applying a less stringent standard.