Re: When Celtics Win Championship, No One Will Remember tonight's Stinker
posted at 11/21/2010 5:56 AM EST
In Response to Re: When Celtics Win Championship, No One Will Remember tonight's Stinker
[QUOTE]If indeed the Lakers had the Refs on their side, why haven't they won all 82 games in the regular season? Or is it that the refs decide when the Lakers can win and when they can lose and this NBA league is Wrestlemania? Then why bother to watch if the fix is in? Based on some of the comments on the board, David Stern and the NBA has decided that L.A. should win almost all of the time.
Posted by rsalas67m[/QUOTE]
It's not wrestlemania, and the NBA is not fix, atleast not to the extent where it is obvious to everyone. But I believe that the NBA has its own best interest in some of these games, not all of them, but when it's in their best interest, and when they can do it discreetly, they will try to sway the game a little here and there.
Example: Most NBA stars will admit that super stars get the calls. EVer ask why? MONEY!!!! the more the stars shine, the more money, ratings, etc... That's definitely calling the game unfairly, but is instead called in the best interest of the NBA.
The Lakers draw the most ratings and star power, so it wouldn't be to surprising if Stern told his hitmen to sway the games a little in the lakers way so that they have a better shot of winning, it's in the best interest of the NBA.
It's a form of cheating, without cheating. It's kind of like playing the odds at a LOttery, the State wins most of the time, but sometimes they don't, just to make it seem like it's all fair and balance, just like FOX News, but we know they are not fair or balance.
The only way to beat the lakers is to overwhelmingly kick their behinds in, like in 2008, so that they can't sway the game, or it would look to obvious.
I mean look at the FT disparity in the last NBA Finals...only a laker fan wouldn't go HMMMMMM....Even Phil Jackson knows this, that's why he is always bringing up FT disparity when lakers lose, just to remind Stern he knows what's going on.
Sports are corrupt just like politics, where there's lots of money, there's corruption.