Re: Tainted Championship
posted at 8/8/2010 2:43 PM EDT
Why does this post continue ? Because Laker fans continue to defend their title as being legitimately won & deserved. I, originally, posted very pis--d off & needed to vent and experience a catharsis of these despondent emotions. I'm much calmer now and accept that we must go & try to put the past behind us & look forward to next season. And I thank many Laker fans for enabling me to feel comfort in all my posts. Don't want to beat a dead horse with details but I don't recall a more important sporting event-not during league play, playoffs etc. but a deciding finals championship game with the world(basketball world at least watching) where the outcome was decided or influenced with not 1 or 2 questionable calls changing momentum of a game but many, many questionable calls. Before I continue, I wish to say that the Laker players have been awarded the Championship and none of them had any part in the referees changing the course of the action of play so they should enjoy their title albeit some, who might not admit it, might within themselves agree they were a bit lucky. Why did the refs award such a huge discrepancy in foul shots to the Lakers. Rather than suggesting a conspiracy or that they bet on the game-don't forget the Lakers did not beat the 7 1/2 point spred-I will only say they were incompetent, both the Refs & the very tired Laker foul shooters ! Again, too, if they did bet on the game maybe they would have expected a pro team with a 37-17 edge in fouls or 20 more to make more than 50% or 10 points only giving them 25 foul points to our 15 from only 17 total mind you. I guess time ran out or they could have awarded another 10 fouls so at 50%, the 5 extra points allows the Lakers to beat the spread. This has nothing to do with it, but if Pierce had shot 6-24 or 25% & was voted MVP, I'd looked closely at another player for the choice. As a basketball fan, I'd have chosen Gasol because I feel he was more instrumental in their wins-lucky too that Perkins was out of game 7.
The difference in fouls was blantantly egregious but I reiterate, not the fault of the Laker team. In a previous Laker post it was mentioned that our victory in 2008 by 39 points in Game 6 yet, not 7, was a FLUKE !!! I've said this in a previous post, had the Lakers won Game 7 in a dominating manner as we did Game 6 in 2008 or they did in Game 6 of this series, there probably would not have been a Post "Tainted Title". I, at least, would have consented they were the better team. Ok, why does this post continue ? Why do so many Laker fans come on & try & defend their victory & claim it to be sweet & affirm that if we are suffering, they are more delighted. I've said this before and you only have my word for this, had we won in the same manner the Lakers won, I'd been happy but would have honestly admitted to anyone that we were lucky the Refs favored us. I would not have been seeking acknowledgement from Lakers fans that we were the best. What do they want from us---to bow on our knees with hands stretching out that the Lakers were the best(better) team? Put a gun to my head & I wouldn't admit it now. I think we would respect Laker fans if some, any, only 1, would acknowledge the Refs favored them & they are grateful and that they were lucky to win.
And many Lakers fans are correct. They won the title & this is what the record books will show. This post ad infinitum will change nothing. The Refs won't admit incompetence. Like water off a duck's back, commissioner Stern will not investigate, study films etc. and say "Ya, maybe...? " Ok, enough already with my long winded post as I wind down to my point of how this post can end. THE LAKERS FANS CONTINUE ON HERE BECAUSE AS WE DEFEND OUR BELIEFS AS TO WHY THE TITLE IS TAINTED, THEY HAVE GUILTY CONSCIENCES !!! Let it go & leave us to our posts. Go away. Enjoy your Tinsel Town Tainted Trophy. If your consciences are clear that you guys truly deserved the victory and title, be happy, irrespective of the manner in which earned, and go on your merry way strolling Hollywood Boulevard perhaps. Continue blowing smoke up your own butts in some LA forums but maybe some LA fans as opposed to the many trolls on this forum don't want to discuss this "can of worms" title and are simply grateful to have it and are smart enough to not try and defend it.
I reiterate, any Laker who continues, has a guilty conscience !!!
ps-thanks guyfromtex in above post with link to Superbowl a few years ago.