Re: Tainted Championship
posted at 7/22/2010 6:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tainted Championship
In Response to Re: Tainted Championship : There is one truth about discussions on these blogs. You know you have won your argument when your opponent is the first one to resort to insults and name calling.
Posted by gtown07
If that's true then we Laker fans have won the argument many times over. Look over your own
posts, along with many others on this thread and on this site as a whole. It's saturated with comments that abuse the Lakers, their fans, and anyone on this site who says a word on their behalf.
You never argue the facts. You constantly berate Lakers fans and the Lakers themselves. You indulge in name calling and chickensh*t innuendos. Not just once in a while. But all the time.
You act stupefied by the number of fouls called on the Celtics in the final quarter, repeating that number as if it's some sort of catechism. You don't exactly say the Celtics didn't really commit the fouls they were charged with. You don't exactly say the refs engaged in a knowing conspiracy to call fouls only on the Celtics. (Sometimes you sorta-kinda-almost say it, but then back off. And you post a link to a Boston lackey-journalist who likewise sorta-kinda-almost says a conspiracy was going on but then backs off because, he says, he can't "prove" it.)
You can't keep saying, "If only the refs hadn't called so many fouls on Boston . . ." and act like that's what decided the game. The Lakers weren't all that sharp at the freethrow line. But they were driving -- persistently and consistently driving -- throughout every quarter but the first. The Celtics offense was just no match for the Lakers as the game went on. They just couldn't hold a lead. They couldn't hold onto a 13-point lead in the third quarter, before
all this biased officiating is supposed to have begun. They couldn't control the boards -- (and that's putting it diplomatically; in fact, they were destroyed
on the boards). All the players admit they were exhausted. All of them admit they couldn't summon their offense when they needed it most. All the players admit they lost the game on their own. Scalabrine scoffed at the idea that the refs gave the game to the Lakers. But you
claim to know the facts better than they do. You
suggest that they can't speak the truth. In fact, you seem to be saying that the Celtics are afraid
to tell the truth since, if they do, Stern will fine them.
All you do is count the fouls called and then assume
-- as if proof is wholly unnecessaryt -- that the Lakers would not otherwise have scored. But if you're gonna argue that Boston's game would have changed for the better without the penalty calls, you've got to acknowledge the L.A.'s game would have done the same. And no one who watches that game with an unprejudiced eye can fail to admit that the Lakers offense, as cold as it was, creeped up steadily, quarter-by-quarter, on the Celtics from the second period on.
There's a lot I don't know about the world -- and a lot I don't know about basketball. But I do
know when some guy is bad-mouthing me and then turning around like a priss to pretend he's not doing it. You are guilty, my friend, of doing everything
you accuse others of doing. So when you say you smell somethin' rotten about game 7 of these finals, all you're smellin' is your upper lip.