Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I seriously wish that game didn't involve the Lakers, so I could point out the absurdities in that video without people thinking that I'm doing it simply because it involves my favorite team.
Please...you'd sound just as foolish if it were the T'Wolves and you tried to "point out the absurdities." The only absurd thing going on here is the so-called officiating that was witnessed Friday night.
Some are trying to make it sound like Warriors were just living from the perimiter, when in fact they were 11 for 21 in the paint, while the Lakers were 10-19.
Even when conceding the Lakers poured it into the big guys down low more so than the Warriors, it's either an extremely intellectually dishonest sports fan or an utter fool who would try to claim an exceedingly high number of fouls weren't called on the Warriors, many of which were questionable at best.
You just do not get disparities like this...FTs attempted: Warriors-16, Lakers-50
...Fouls: Warriors-33, Lakers-17
. In the 3rd qtr alone, the Dubs were lighting it up, 14-24 from the field, but every time they're about to widen their lead, here comes the whistle. The Lakers were 6-12 on FGs in the 3rd , but 14-18 from the line...NINE fouls called on the Warriors, ALL resulting in FTs
. Only 3 fouls called on the Lakers for just 2 FTs for the W's. On the night, Bryant shot 16 FTs and Howard 22...22! Even Gasol had 8, which is double what anyone from the Warriors shot.
I'm not heavy into the conspiracy theory thing...but it is a fact the NBA markets their game much more on individual stars, and without a doubt there's matchups they'd prefer to see in the playoffs over others. I wouldn't go so far as to say the game was "fixed," but I do believe there was a bias, i.e. anything that just closely resembles a foul on one of the Lakers' Big 3 gets called. This was one of those games where it was so blatant, so bad
, the NBA should at least address it.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Apr 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM ]