Originally posted by Negrodamus:
Am not sure whats Kobe beefing over the noncall. if there was to have been a foul called it should have been an offensive foul. Pulling a Reggie Miller sticking your legs out kicking dude. I know what Dahntay Jones games all aobut but the other night it was all Kobe. he can come out and cry and generate laker faithful to whine just like him but he's dead wrong in his assessment of a foul needed to be called.
Freaking Bruce Bowen thought that was a dirty play by Jones and it should have been called. Bruce Bowen!
He was shooting a fadeaway. It's physically impossible to fade your upper body away from the basket without your legs being ahead of you. I'll illustrate this by showing you a picture of a guy who's the only damn reason you're commenting on this in the first place.
Watch the damn replay. Jones walked under him, and someone like Bowen should know. When Kobe went up for the shot, Jones' left foot was in the friggin' paint! When Kobe landed, Jones was standing next to the right side of the "W" in Hawks on the baseline. He covered a good 4 to 5 feet of distance while Kobe was in the air.
That's one of the dirtiest plays in basketball, and if you're around hoops, you know that this is frowned upon WAY more than the weak ass he-came-down-too-hard-with-his-arms fouls that they call flagrants on. I'd be furious if that play happened to one of my kids.