Originally posted by crabman82:
as a pistons fan i know ben wallace was given the benefit of the doubt a lot on D and cus of that was given the ability to play it more aggressive knowing the refs know thats big ben wallace the defensive all star so they dont blow the whistle when they would probably blow the whistle on an identical play if it were say someone like kwame brown or whatever. i can admit my team benefitted from the nba's star treatment in that regard. not sure why its so hard for the lebron fan boys (or fan boys of the other stars) to admit it. 6 games without a foul? lol its crazy, he fouled someone at least once in one of those 6 games.
I'm not really sure what your conclusion is...so you think refs went into those 6 games and told their crew not to call a foul on Lebron?
You're missing the point. It doesn't matter if you're a super-star or not, not every foul you commit will be called. I've seen every single Lebron James game this season and sometimes he gets calls and sometimes he doesn't. He doesn't get a lot of calls because he gets the Shaq treatment from the refs because he can absorb a lot of contact. In comparison, I believe Wade gets a lot of calls because he is smaller and is often off-balance when he gets hit.
Of course, if you're a super-star you will get the benefit of doubt more often than not. Fanboys, team-mates, coaches are like that too. When there is a 50-50 call or even 40-60 call, they feel their guy didn't commit the foul. So, are the haters. The guy they hate, they think he should be called for more fouls on those 50-50 plays.
All of this leads to more attn being paid to plays when super-star is involved in a bad call. So, ppl tend to remember it.