NBA Refs Admit "Cheating"

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Would not foul out key players, if a key player missed a shot he MUST have been fouled, etc.

    Umpiregate? Happens in all pro sports but NBA more than all the others combined.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. arnold

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    If that's the case, the Pistons don't stand a chance.
     
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    [​IMG] The Pistons probably don't have a chance anyway, but the fact that the entire Laker team gets preferential treament by the refs won't help them either. That has been a problem in the NBA for a long time now. The "star" players get away with anything and the "average" players get called for everything, especially if they are guarding a "star" player.
     
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    Another reason I don't watch NBA.
     
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    I've watched Shaq push his defended backwards for years!

    In the rule book that is an offensive foul - but it is seldom called!

    It's more likely that Shaq's defender - who would just be standing still - would be called for fouling Shaq!

    In most games I've watched (on TV) - Shaq could be fouled out in the first 10 minutes - easy!
     
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    The most blatant example was the last Minn Lakers game. Shaq picked up four fouls in the first half (could have been 10), in the second half the refs were afraid to call a foul on him even though he was over the defenders back on rebounds countless times, or just plain shoved defenders out of the way. How about Karl Malone, the dirtiest player to ever wear a uniform, he should be ejected from half the games he plays in.

    The only thing that made me madder on a consistent basis is the size of the strike zone that MLB used to give to Atlanta pitchers. They were great, but the umps did not need to give them two inches outside the plate. Houston never stood a chance when going up against them!
     
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    two inches - more like six inches.

    Tom Glavine has had to learn how to pitch all over again - when the umps call a rule book strike at Shea Stadium!
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Shaq is a sad caricature of a basketball player. An oversized thug who can't really even shoot a basketball (check his ability to sink free throws) who gets god-like treatment by the zebras.

    I remember George Mikan, the first "big man" in the game. People thought him a GIANT (6'10") but played soft bank shots and a hook to die for! He was a true player. (Those younger think Lou Alcindor as another example)

    Shaq is just an example of how far down a wonderful game like basketball can go in an attempt to "win".

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    What ever happened to the idea floating around a few years ago to raise the basket 2 feet? Larry Brown says in todays news that he would like NBA rules to be more like international rules. Not being a rabid international BB fan, what the difference? :confused: :confused:
     
  10. Jimmy C

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    The problem with the NBA is the three point line. Look at scoring averages in the league, they go down each year, as have fast break points and overall shooting percentage. Look at what has gone up each year - number of 3 point attempts.

    remove the 3 point line, and start calling the game fairly and watch what happens! The NBA is made up of the best overall athletes in any sport, we need to turn them loose again.

    BTW, my dad went to minnesota around the time of George Mikan - he was an amazing big man, as was kareem and hakeem, and moses. Hakeem was my personal favorite - great defender and shooter
     

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