Re: Sean Williams the key to reaching the Finals
posted at 4/26/2012 2:13 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sean Williams the key to reaching the Finals
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sean Williams the key to reaching the Finals : yes if artest didn't take the red hot ray allen out of the rest of the series in game 3 with a dirty knee that left Ray with a bruise so bad he lost almost all his lift the series would never have made it back to LA and I guess you forgot the Perk injury, when your starting center is obviously lost for the rest of the season minutes into game 6 it is hard to recover and form on new game plan on the fly Despite Ray and Kev dragging bad legs around and Perk being done the Celts played with enough hearts and smarts to be ahead by 10+ and executing a brilliant game plan, despite the rebounding woe's, until the refs took the game out of the players hands after 'letting them play' for 3 quarters and gave the title to LA for reasons I'll never understand... and ugh what awful fans Hollywood has, sitting on their hands for 3 quarters just cuz their team was down like 8-15, I was at game 6 in '08 smoking cigars, Boston fans stand and cheer the entire time. We don't need the refs to get us back into it. And we close games at home in 6 by 39... not gift-wrapped black-eyes to the sport that you eke out in game 7 whatever Gina, enjoy the title, obv it won't be taken away, but I'm only speaking the truth, the Celts almost overcame incredible odds to win the championship that year and were robbed of it not b/c of rebounding or a 6-24 MVP, but b/c of injuries and the worst 12 minutes of officiating in the HISTORY of the game FACT
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
I agree with you above:
All I really wanted from any of the Laker fans/Trolls is for just one of them to have said "WOW, we were lucky to have won game 7”. I live in SF & I was equally furious that when Giants beat 49ers---idiot has ball nick his knee resulting in fumble & field goal to tie & same idiot fumbles in OT for a field goal to win it. Most stats had 49ers clearly ahead and Manning was pressured all day. Not one Giant fan said they were lucky to win that game. Unfortunately, my Pats did not get revenge for themselves for previous loss in SB and for me for the 49ers.
Let me say that the " Tainted Title” is not the fault of the Laker Team and the Laker Fans. The Refs and their incompetence are solely at fault for the title being tainted re: the disparity in fouls, phantom fouls(Allen on Kobe’s 3 pointer that resulted in 3 pts gift foul shots---didn't have Tony Allen on him resulting in 6/24 from the field he whoopie makes 100% ), non call fouls, non call traveling( Gasol making a dunk by taking steps that could have qualified him for Dancing with the Stars) & these were in the last critical minutes of the game and that it was the Refs & not the Laker superior team that beat us. And you are correct about Artest's knee on Allen. Ray in that game 3 broke MJ's record(6) for 3s in a half with 7/8 & then got another in 2nd half. Didn't have a game close to that after & I'm sure he was hurt.
If I were a Laker fan, I would have been pleased but would have acknowledged that it was strongly accomplished by help from the refs. In fact, I wouldn't have been pleased they did it as I would have preferred the game judged fairly so that the losing team could confirm wholeheartedly they were beaten by a better team as we did in Game 6 in 2008 by 39 points and as the Lakers did to us in Game 6 of this series(had this been game 7, I believe most Boston fans would have accepted that the team was beaten by a better team) but what a horrific example of poor refereeing in a vital game 7 ! I am not one who ever said there was a conspiracy, fix etc. Face it, if the refs bet on the game, they still did not allow the Lakers to beat the 7 1/2 pt Vegas spread. It was the unhappiest $100.00 I ever won as they won by only 4. The game was, unquestionably, decided by, if not crooked refs, incompetent ones and in an important game 7 and some acknowledgement from the league or Laker fans regarding this might ease the wounds of some Celtic fans and put this issue, at least, to rest. Not only did the Celtics get cheated but the Laker fans & all NBA fans as well. How can the Lakers be proud of a team that shot 32%(we shot 40%), their guy who walks on water shot 6-24 (25%) and they shot 25-37(68%) foul shots & we 15-17(88%) and with their extra 10 points they needed 20 fouls shots or 50% to do it-pretty pathetic for a championship team-seems our defense was pretty good too at the foul line ! They got 21 foul shots in the 4th qtr and we got 17 for the game !!!
It really would have been interesting to have read the LA Sports writers comments on Kobe's 25% and the team's 32% had they lost !!! He’d been called a Goat !!!