Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Gotta love those NBA referees...
Advanced technology cannot explain nor should it excuse the terrible calls that were either made or missed this past weekend. These refs are betting big-time money on these playoff games, there is no other explanation for what we've been witnessing.
Here is an example-the NBA was supposedly clamping down on flopping, yet Paul Pierce gets a call against Carmelo Anthony that was an astounding example of this very practice. This happened during a critical point in the fourth quarter when the Knicks were fighting for the game. It's absolutely outrageous to make such a bullshit call at such a crucial juncture in a playoff game. Here's the Paul Pierce bitch foul-
Then we have an even more egregious call the refs didn't make, when Ray Allen got free for the game-winning three pointer. Kevin Garnett knocks the fuck out of Toney Douglas on a switch-off screen, tripping him onto the floor. Just check this bullshit out in slow motion-
Portland Trailblazers coach Nate McMillan got fined $35,000 for pointing out the obvious-the referees cheated his team out of a win. Nothing else explains the discrepancy in fourth quarter foul calls during last Saturday's Game 1 contest between the Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks. Nineteen fouls called against them versus only two against the Mavs, thirteen of those fouls sent Dirk Nowitzki straight to the line, where he shot a perfect 13-for-13.
The Blazers outscored the Mavericks 48 to 16 in the paint. That's a margin of almost three-to-one, yet the Mavs had an advantage at the line of over two to one. So the Mav defense didn't touch any of the Blazers even though they spent half the night horsing them in the low post.
And don't get me started on the goal tending non-call on Kendrick Perkins that put the Oklahoma Thunder up by a point with a minute to go against the Denver Nuggets-
What utter and complete bullshit. The referees are making a killing, and I know they are working in cahoots with organized crime to rig these games. This has been going on for years, and if you think Tim Donaghy was the lone rogue referee engaging in this practice, the evidence is clear to anyone who isn't smoking crack that he wasn't alone. Fuck you, NBA refs. You guys are the worst. They are ruining the game and will continue to do so as long as Commissioner Stern remains hell-bent on protecting these assholes.