Re: Celtics let game 7 slip away from them, not the refs!!!
posted at 9/8/2010 2:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Celtics let game 7 slip away from them, not the refs!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Celtics let game 7 slip away from them, not the refs!!! : I'm in total agreement with your above post & simply confirming my acknowledgement with the following : I copied and pasted(Mea Culpa Glass Cow for using your gifted technique) some comments I made a few months ago on the Tainted Championship Thread about not one bad call but numerous ones which became magnified in the magnitude of a Game 7 deciding victor series. The Lakers are Champs, the records books will show it, there will be no * asterisk denoting "tainting" and the title will not be taken away from LA. I admit as I have done before, I do not believe there was a fix, conspiracy etc., just tremendous incompetence and if Laker fans feel they dominated us, so be it. Domination is our win in Game 6 in 2008 by 39 pts or the Lakers victory in Game 6 of this years series by 22 pts not in Game 7 by 4 points with the assistance of 20 more fouls shots and 15 of them in the pivotal 4th qtr. " There was not one bad call that determined the game but a series of bad calls--- AND IN A DETERMINING THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM GAME !!! There have been a few single or two bad calls in other sports that determined the game & some refs have admitted they missed the calls. Although Greenkillme says the out of bounds was really a foul on Gasol, let me go along with your point that you feel LA lost this game because of that call. I REITERATE, THAT'S ONE CALL !!! You say "The fact that the Lakers were resilient enough to come into a hostile environment at the Garden and take game 3, is a testament to the fact that they have the heart of a champion. " The key here is that the injustice-I'm not admitting there was one-but if you and the Laker team felt there was one, you only had an overnight or a couple of nights to feel the pain & get out on the floor and mend your wounds. We, on the other hand, feel we had many bad calls-read Greenkillme's post again and if you don't believe all of them, how about 1/2, 1/3 etc. Hmmm??? Could have changed the momentum & outcome of the game. But the key here is the MAGNITUDE OF BAD CALLS AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GAME BEING THE FINAL ONE. WE DIDN'T HAVE A NEXT GAME AS THE LAKERS DID TO MEND OUR WOUNDS. WE NEED WAIT A YEAR TO DO SO. YOU WANT THE EXAMPLE OF THE HEART OF A CHAMPION. WE GOT THRASHED, ROUTED & DOMINATED IN GAME 6 BY 89-67 OR 22 POINTS. NO ARGUMENT FROM THE CELTIC FANS. BUT WITHOUT OUR STARTING CENTER AND BEST REBOUNDER, I REITERATE WITH THE HEART OF A CHAMPION WE WERE DOMINATING GAME 7 WITH A 13 POINT LEAD UNTIL THE INCOMPETENCE OF THE REFEREES CHANGED THE MOMENTUM AND I REITERATE NOT WITH ONE BAD CALL BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE OF 21 TO 6 IN THE 4TH QTR OR +15, THERE HAD TO BE SOME, AT LEAST, OF THE 15 THAT WERE BAD CALLS & THOSE DETERMINED THE VICTOR OF THE GAME." AMEN !!!
Posted by mandobello[/QUOTE]
You are one hell of a crybaby, man up and stop sniveling. Watch the game again, the Celtics weren't cheated out of anything. There was a disparity in the fouls called, but that was how the game played out. The Lakers executed and played a cleaner game. The fouls as they were called were as they should have been.
It wasn't a perfectly called game, because there is no such thing. You blame the refs, when you should be blaming the Celtics. It was their sloppy play that was the reason for the foul disparity. As JVG stated during the broadcast, the Celtics are going to look at the film and realize that with their sloppy play, they didn't make the Lakers make shots. They kept sending them to the foul line. Now, it is clear that you are a sniveling crybaby, and would prefer the refs to let the Celtics hack away, but that is just not how the game is played. Sight unseen, waving those free throw numbers around would seem that you have a case for impropriety. Unfortunately for you, most people have watched the game, and things are the way they should be.