Robert Horry of the Spurs was suspended over what I think was a good, hard play. If you look at a guy funny the NBA suspends you. It was better in the mid 1990s when the Knicks did nothing but mug guys to death and it got them to an NBA Finals. Contact should be part of basketball, it makes the game more entertaining.
Personally I think Horry deserved a foul at the worst. No suspension, no news stories. Just a possession foul.