Re: Tainted Championship
posted at 7/22/2010 6:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tainted Championship
"You would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to have seen the phantom calls," Not seeing is just blind. Deaf and dumb don't play a part. hehehe. Seriously, casportsfan is bringing up a very valid point, which is game 2 of last years finals. It was very lopsided. You can youtube the game and see for yourself. Plust the FTA discrepancy of 38 to 10...4x the free throws for Boston. And unlike the Celtics this year, the Lakers were actually attacking the basket, the refs just ignored the fouls for the Celtics...then called everything on LA. It was terrible officiating but it wasn't a conspiracy. Look, I'm going to represent your logic, from a 2008 perspective. If the refs had called game 2 fairly, LA would've gone back with a split. Then, they won 2 at home, meaning going to Boston down 3-2. They lose game 6 and force a game 7...who knows who really would've won. The 08 championship is tainted. See, the problem is, when you try to take away championships, you end up losing some yourself. All the trophies count. All the rings count. All the banners count. We won this year, we were the better team. But not by much.
Posted by jofc
Exactly, and good points . . . . . . I find it interesting how people are saying, "It wasn't 1 bad call it was TWELVE" or, "you'd have to be deaf, blind, and dumb NOT to see the bad calls", but then you have guys like Brian Scalabrini, an actual BOSTON PLAYER, who stated on air the the officials did a great job.
Not shaky, not decent, but great.And then you had guys like Jeff Van Gundy and Marc Jackson, with REAL NBA knowledge that only debated 4 or 5 calls the enitre game
, and often disagreed, meaning the call was clearly grey and wasn't biased towards either team.
It's funny how these people are suddenly the experts, and the experts are well, deaf, dumb, and blind? Van Gundy, Marc Jackson, and Scalabrini are deaf, dumb, and blind.
What you'll see also is that they'll twist the logic towards their favor in any case that it appears counterproductive to their whacky argument. Case in point: Game 2 of 2008 finals. In that case a 28 ft descrepancy is juuuuust fine. Same EXACT
scenerio, but they'll find any number of screw ball reasons why that result was o.k, "all the free throws didn't come in the 4th", or "they won the deciding game by 39 pts so they didn't need help", or "LA was a soft perimeter team that year". LOL, as if 28 more free throws doesn't help during the first 3 quarters, as if the NBA was goiung to fix a game
(for the sake of argument) they'd have any idea what would happen 4 games later to decide the seriers.
There it is, plain as day. They are completely fine with it if it favors their team, but if it doesn't, then there needs to be an investigation by congress LOL.