Re: Free Throw Imbalances
posted at 10/31/2010 7:27 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Free Throw Imbalances
[QUOTE]I respectfully disagree with the assertion that a Game 7 should be treated any differently than any other game. As I stated in the original post, there is no rule/law that says the number of free throws taken or fouls committed has to be the same or about the same for both teams. But, many posters here seem to believe otherwise. Some teams are just more foul prone. The Utah Jazz for one commit more fouls than most of their opponents in head-to-head matchups. Tired Celtics team in game 7, too. As to avoiding the fines by speaking out, Dan Gilbert was fined for assertions about LeBron quitting on the Cavs, and, in spite of those fines, asserted again recently that he stands by what he said back at the beginning of summer. Several announcers, who one would think would not want to upset David Stern, have gone on record recently with their criticisms of his new technical foul policy. Steve Kerr said that the blocking call on the charging by LeBron in the opener was a bad call in which the ref predetermined his call before the collision. Is he going to lose his job? If Sheed or some other retired Celtic goes on record at some point in the future that the officiating in Game 7 was so totally egregious in comparison to a typical playoff game, then I will give these claims some credence. But until then, it is mere speculation that Doc and Danny and the players and the owners and the announcers are holding their tongues because they do not want to be fined. PJ (and Buss, since he paid the fines) always went along with being fined when they had complaints.
Posted by ControllerMod[/QUOTE]
Playoffs are officiated differently than reg season. Everyone knows that.
Steve Kerr doesn't work for the NBA, he works for the network. Van Gundy and Jackson say a lot of calls are wrong, too. As does Hubie Brown. That is an unfair comparison. They ARE officiated differently!
Don't care what Gilbert said, not in the least. He was and is very upset. Doc and Danny are holding their tongues. I don't know how they really feel and neither do you.
You did state in your original post that there is no law about foul calls. That is true. Some teams foul more, that is also true. BUT, if the game was at the Garden, the Celtics win................and there is nothing you can say to make me change my mind on that......respectfully, of course!