Re: What is happening to the NBA?
posted at 7/23/2010 2:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What is happening to the NBA?
In Response to Re: What is happening to the NBA? : You seem to have a serious reading comprehension issue. Not trying to insult you. But if that's what you gathered from my post, you have an issue. All I was saying is that the NBA stinks. I used to be a die hard. I sat through those 25 win seasons and watched every single game. And now that my team is a legit title contender I am seriously considering just dropping the NBA. How messed up is that? That's how terrible the league has become. It's been like that for a long time. I guess it was easier to take when there was nothing at stake. Sure, it was frustrating to watch the officiating night after night. But at the end of the day, you knew it didn't matter because the Celtics weren't good enough to win a title. They would win 30-50 games and (if they made it) get bounced in the playoffs. Now that the stakes are higher, it's ten times more frustrating. I'm sick of watching Dwight Howard flail around like a bull in a china shop, whacking away at heads, arms, bodies and anything else within his reach in the name of "defense" And when he does connect, knocking teeth out, injuring players or just knocking them to the ground he is rarely called. Because he is a "star" But Perk routinely gets called for non fouls simply because the refs don't like him. In the meantime, Perk is considered by most to be a marginal player. Yet when you compare his stats to Howard's, they are shockingly similar over the last two years. You don't even have to be good to get star treatment- just gain a rep. Dwight Howard is one of the most overrated athletes of my life time. I'm sick of watching LeBron travel through the paint. I'm pretty sure Hedo Turkoglu has never layed the ball in without taking less than 4 steps. Yet they have this awesome thing they started a couple of hears ago where if you are on the perimeter and move your pivot foot 1/16th of an inch while upfaking they call a travel. Almost traveling is a call. But jog through the paint and it's all good. I'm sick of watching refs make calls on plays they didn't even see. I'm sick of refs turning a blind eye to fouls they did see. I'm tired of seeing charges called blocking fouls and blocking fouls called charges. I'm talking about the obvious ones-not the borderline calls that could legitimately go either way. I'm tired of watching players get rewarded for flopping. I'm sick of watching refs make an insanely terrible call and then compound the mistake by handing out a tech because they are too thin skinned. You know what? Player X has a right to be upset. How about growing a pair and taking it like a man. You're the one that started this mess. I played football. And I never had an issue with an official that was willing to admit he made a mistake. Most guys didn't have a problem with the oficials like that. It was the arrogant self righteous ones we all hated. I screwed up. Sorry. What can you say to that? 80-90% of the time that would shut guys up. I'm sick of watching the national TV analysts turn a blind eye to horrible calls because they are afraid of Stern. I'm just tired. Of everything. I've basically kept my mouth shut about the Finals. Clearly, if the officiating had been competent, the Celtics win game 7 and the title. But it's not like this hasn't been going on for years. NBA officiating has been terrible. Why would it be any different for game 7 of the Finals. You have to expect awful officiating. It's part and parcel of watching the NBA product. The better team didn't win. But it is what it is. It's not like Doc was forced to leave Mr.0-16 in way too long. But he did. My point was the NBA is terrible. There is absolutely nothing fun about watching an NBA game. Nothing. I catch non Patriots and Bruins games all the time. But outside of the Suns game where Nash played with one eye, I can't even remember the last time I watched a non Celtics NBA game. The officiating is so terrible I get frustrated even when I don't have a rooting interest. The NBA stinks.Sorry. It just does. And as long as Stern is here it will only get worse.
Posted by dafoe
I just want to thank you for putting it all so succinctly. I could not agree more. I'm a C's addict too. But I give myself one more season with this Celtic's team before I pack it in. I don't see it getting any better any time soon.
I must have watched close to 95 Celtic games last season, not one by any other teams, and I don't think I can waste that much time this coming season as the regular season has become even more meaningless then ever.
That mid-season/2nd half swoon the C's went through was painful to watch as they were so obviously underachieving. If that's the case this season I will pick the games I watch carefully.
It's also painful to watch the national games and not have the comfort, wisdom, and expertise of Tommy & Mike calling the game. Post season is torture for me because of this.