Saying the NBA is "fixed" is a huge statement. Of course, not every game, series, draft is fixed. That's nonsense. LA, I know you get frustrated being a Laker fan and always hearing that so you want to point out when the Memphis, Indiana types have success. I don't think the NBA is fixed. But, there have been some "fishy" games. Of course, from my perspective, the infamous 2002 game six was fishy as f**k. No I don't have any factual evidence, just from a fan's point of view watching the game. Also, I don't know if the NBA "fixed" that game. Could have been the refs on their own being greedy, or it could have just been one of the worst called games by refs I've seen. Either way, it was extremely unfortunate.
I think every sport has had some weird s**t happen via the refs. Remember the Steelers/Chargers game a couple of years ago? Any time humans have that much power over something, some shadiness and greed can come into play.
Sorry guys, now back to playoffs. I'm looking forward to both series actually. Although, I think the SA/Memphis series is a little more appealing. May go seven. I got Memphis. I think Memphis plays great team defense, and it'll be hard for SA to stop the two bigs down low (Z Bo and Gasol play so damn well together). Miami will win in six. I actually think a Memphis/Miami finals will be pretty good.