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« on: Jun 04, 2010 at 16:17 »

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2010 at 18:55 »

I actually tried to watch that game last night, but had to shut it down after the first quarter. Brutal. What'd they call? Maybe 30 fouls in the first quarter? Then they call a phantom travel on the Geico caveman only to let him take 4 steps on the baseline only moments later. NBA officiating is terrible.

Maybe it got better, but I only saw FTs, bricks and the Lakers trying wild ass layups and missing most every one.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2010 at 19:55 »

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2010 at 22:27 »

I actually tried to watch that game last night, but had to shut it down after the first quarter. Brutal. What'd they call? Maybe 30 fouls in the first quarter? Then they call a phantom travel on the Geico caveman only to let him take 4 steps on the baseline only moments later. NBA officiating is terrible.

Maybe it got better, but I only saw FTs, bricks and the Lakers trying wild ass layups and missing most every one.



ADD much? 

It got better about halfway through the 2nd when LA loosened up and Boston didn't.  Blowout from there.

Seeing the long Boston faces on the bench was soooo sweet.


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« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2010 at 22:39 »

To me, the NBA just sucks compared to what it was in the 80s. Officiating is probably my biggest beef. I watched Odom palm the ball repeatedly as he brought it up the court. I know, there really wasn't anyone on him, so it's not like he gained an advantage... KG's backdown is the same.

These guys are far too talented to require the luxury of extra steps, changing pivots, palming, etc.

I hated both these teams, back in the day, so I really don't care.

There are no cool players left. Daps for FTs? Even misses? Sad.

No worries. Amazingly, my pucks team is still alive and it won't be long until camp.
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 08, 2010 at 23:49 »

So my QB is suspended half the damn season while the NBA's resplendent poster boy of the Finals settled for far worse charges.

My image rehab advice to Big Bad Ben continues to be win another championship and change your jersey number to 24.

David Stern told me this week it works every time.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2010 at 08:15 »

I'll +1 what Otis said.  I just haven't given a shit about the NBA in a very long time... but those Lakers-Celts tilts in the 80s were epic. 
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2010 at 11:51 »

Ugh, that officiating last night was horribad...for both sides.

Favorable outcome tho.

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 14, 2010 at 06:23 »

Ok, I'm not actually watching the games (might catch a few minutes) but just usually checking the ticker.
Were the Lakers not favored in this series?

How is Kobe & Co. not winning this series?

Jordan will be laughing his drunk ass off if Bryant drops 2/3 to the hated Celts...in the Finals.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 14, 2010 at 11:13 »

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2010 at 09:00 »

Lakers cruise tonight, right?

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 08:10 »

Wow, I guess home court matters.  That was a fugly game according to the second half that I watched.  Man, the Celtics went cold.  Can't say I was rooting for the Lakers, but any time a NE team loses a championship, an angel gets its wings.

Suck on that, Page 2 Sports Guy.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 08:18 »

Wow, I guess home court matters. 


Yeah, talk about some subjective officiating. Only watched the 4th but seemed like LA went to the line 5x as much. Don't really care for either team as Kobe is a giant tool and Boston is a bunch of thugs, but glad LA won. 2 epic meltdowns by Boston/NE sports team in a matter of a few weeks is like christmas in June. Plus Artest's post-game interviews are worth the price of admission.
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 08:57 »

Plus Artest's post-game interviews are worth the price of admission.

That guy's a nut, no doubt.  He hi-jacked that interview!

"I'd like to thank my shrink ..."

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 09:22 »

I was online and kept checking the ticker. When I saw Artest leading the Lakers in scoring, had to tune in online. I wasn't going to waste TV hours on a game where the winner might not hit 75 points.

I watched about the last 10 minutes. No one really stepped up. Caveman couldn't even hit FTs. Nice up and down on the Gasol bucket too. But, that's another call that no longer is made in the NBA.

Ah well, as long as Simmons is crying, it fine by me.
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 13:01 »

That continues the bagel streak for visiting teams in Game 7s on the road (in a 2-3-2 format).  Damn hard to go to another team's homecourt and win a deciding game.  Think the last time it was done was back in the 70s when they had some other weird format.

Overall, I'd say it was a pretty ugly game.  First half, LA had a hard time scoring and Boston couldn't rebound as the Lakers size really played a huge role in keeping them close.  They were doing everything to throw it away early including being Shaq~like from the FT line.  Second half, the LakeShow broke through a bit as guys like Artest and Gasol were able to put the biscuit in the basket.  LA still held serve on the rebounding margin and they really ramped up the defense.  Boston was either turning it over or settling for one and done which usually was a long range jumper.  Somewhat ironic as Boston is a pretty good defensive team and LA basically beat them at their own game; especially down the stretch.  Perkins being sidelined definitely hurt them, but if they're gonna use that excuse then LA should be able to do the same for when they lost to them in '08 without Bynum.

Kobe being Finals MVP was...I'm not sure how to put it.  Overall, he clearly played the best for the series, but last night he actually looked nervous.  He made some poor decisions, bad shots and inexcusable turnovers, but at the same time, when it counted most, he was able to defer (again) to his teammates to get it done.  He struggled all night offensively.  Usually, when he starts cold, he keeps at it and sooner or later, he lights the flame.  Well, that really never happened.  The thing is, he realized it (probably later than sooner) and just worked his ass off on the defensive end forcing turnovers and being a monster on the boards.  At the other end, he acted as more of a diversion in setting up others.  When necessary though, he took it hard to the hole and initiated contact as did most of his teammates.

MVP, though?  I guess.  Pretty much by default as no one else really deserved it.  Gasol had a couple good games, but was invisible for most of the series; same for the rest of the starting five.  If you're basing it on the deciding game, I would've given it to Artest.  He was the X factor last night...as much as it pains me to say it cuz I wanted them to keep Ariza.  Psycho was a decent fill in, I suppose.

Yeah, that Gasol up and down shoulda been called, but there are a million of 'em that are missed.  About halfway through the 4th, LA (Artest?) tips and eventually steals a pass.  He's on the break and it's only Garnett back on D.  He takes it hard to the rim, KG goes for the ball and rakes him across the arms, knocking the ball out of bounds.  Shoulda been Garnett's 6th sending him to the pine, but instead the refs call it OOB on Boston and award it to LA under the basket.  Coulda been a huge mo shift there, but instead he stays on and helps to keep Boston close down the stretch.

Again, kinda ugly game, but the outcome was favorable (obv).
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 18, 2010 at 14:04 »

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He's on the break and it's only Garnett back on D.  He takes it hard to the rim, KG goes for the ball and rakes him across the arms, knocking the ball out of bounds.  Shoulda been Garnett's 6th sending him to the pine, but instead the refs call it OOB on Boston and award it to LA under the basket.  Coulda been a huge mo shift there, but instead he stays on and helps to keep Boston close down the stretch.

I saw that play, but was watching online w/o sound. Didn't even register that they didn't call a foul...I thought they were saying it was before the shot. Certainly was a foul.

Been reading a few threads about how Kobe looked nervous. At least it was close.
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