Re: is nba set up
Yes, he is constantly in attack mode, I wasn't referring a lot to him, in fact lebron doesn't get half the calls that he should, because it's to hard to see them as he is so strong that he isn't stopped by hits and continues strong without faltering, so unless the refs actually see the contact they can't make the call. I was referring to the fouls more on wade and the rest of the heat, for instance, durants 4th foul in game 3, he barely touched wade and got called for a foul, WAY less contact then the non call on lebron at the end of game 2, but wade is on the line for an and one.
Originally Posted by PUU
Watch more of his games then,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RmLq...eature=related (Some of these aren't travels)
So many more I can post, just not gonna bother. A lot of players get away with traveling, the refs gives star treatment, lebron gets that star treatment.
I'm not picking and choosing, that was a blocking foul, watch closely, durant leaves the ground FIRST and then battier slides his foot into position, you have to establish your position BEFORE the player leaves the ground, otherwise it's a blocking foul, besides the fact that as durant hits him he is still moving. No, durant shouldn't have fouled out, that was one of the few GOOD calls in the whole series, "On a drive to the basket, the defender must get to his position before the shooter starts his upward shooting motion."
The only non-call that really stood out to me was the no travel on sefolosha, don't remember when but he practically walked across the court, and harden ran into chalmers in game 5, but neither had serious impact on the game.
Of course they weren't, I'm agreeing with you, as a whole I thought the thunder played a pretty shitty series, all I'm saying is that it definitely had a serious impact, the fact that westbrooke was only at the line 3 times is ridiculous, he drove(and scored) 11 out of his 20 FGs made, not sure how many he missed but I'm sure it's a big number, if he's at the line 4 more times for 8 shots, it could be a different ending.
I'm not making a conspiracy theory, all I'm saying is it seems a little weird. The heat played a better series, no doubt, any way you look at it they did. In game five the dream team probably couldn't beat them, they hit 14 freaking 3's, but the refs made a huge impact on the series, sealing 2 games, putting the heat on the line when they shouldn't have been, and not putting the thunder on the line when they should've been.
Yes, the better team one(well, the team that played better anyway), even with the calls made right, I think the heat would've won anyway, lebron had this hunger in him, and he came through in the clutch, if he did that there was no way OKC was going to win, and he did. If you're denying the fact that something was wrong the whole series, then you are blind. The refs are human, and they are also trained to be the best at their profession, with 3 refs covering the court, they should have no problem getting the calls right, or at least somewhat right, this was pathetic.