I never thought I'd see the day where I actually might believe the crazy conspiracy theory NBA fans.
Didn't when they went off on why Jordan took off and played baseball.
Not when the #1 picks of the lottery seemed out of the ordinary and against all odds.
Not when Stern vetoed a CP3 trade to LA, so his new Shaq could get there, and what do you know, he did
and Not even when the Lakers got those fixed-looking calls against the Kings.
But this finals series seemed just too good to be true, and the disinterest in the players just sold it for me that this might be scripted, the final result at least. I'm not gonna write a good essay on why I believe so but think about a few things.
1.The Spurs had the series wrapped up in Game 6. All of a sudden they forgot how to win or do anything right? Id assume they don't want it to look obvious so they just have them play it out until they are needed to make changes, like the drastic change in the players at the end..to make the Heat look like they came back as heroes or something.
2.Ginobili is an all-star level player, there is no way, under any circumstance is he THAT bad. Especially as a veteran he can't be that nervous. He was airballing, turning it over, taking contested deep 3s.. it's like he was willing to take all the blame for the g7 loss, since he'll be back in Argentina (not europe) anyways after the series.
3.Lebron was literally wide open, practice shot open the entire game. They could shut him down some games, and yet game 7 they had a brand new gameplan to leave him WIDE open the entire game? Same with game 6, they literally gave him 3 chances at a wide open 3 same spot to win the game (and miraculously the Spurs COULD NOT grab easy rebounds?). This is what really got me. I could not understand what was going on, he was so wide open I was like have they just decide to make this as obvious as possible.
4.The disinterest of the players. The lack of emotion. The way Lebron was saying 'It ends tonight!' as if it were practiced and he was at a WWE mic before a match. It just all seemed so fake. Popovich just smiling at the buzzer to congratulate Spoelstra. Parker, Ginobili not looking like they care. Danny Green goes absolutely nuts one game, then can't make or take a normal shot.
But why did the Heat not win in 2011 if it's fixed? well Lebron got so much hate for initially going to Miami...I'm starting to believe that's a big reason why an underdog Dallas was given a championship. It was the most profitable option at the time, knowing Lebron would eventually win one anyway with the team he's on. It truly just feels like it's all for entertainment now and thats what the players are out there to do, and then take the fame/money/parties with it.
the sad thing is, after years past no one remembers any of the calls, no matter how outrageous. I, myself even will say Kobe has 5 rings, forgetting the Kings series which they probably should have lost. 2 years from now we will look back and give Lebron and Wade full credit for the championship they won in 2013. No one's going to remember Game 6 being controversial at the end.
I wouldn't know why though, the sports entertaining enough. Why does it have to be perfect all of a sudden. Is it the economy? Has the NBA really that desperate now post-Jordan era? or Is it just greed?
I really hope the results aren't scripted, and their is zero corruption in the league..because I love the NBA it's my favorite league by far always has been. But America is no community..It's all business. Wouldn't be surprised anymore. I mean the players show like little emotion when they win now it's like they knew it. Where is the tears for these lifelong dreams being accomplished...?
I mean why shouldn't they fix it? These guys care about money as much as the next guy, they'll all gladly play along for a bigger paycheck. I mean I'd estimate 80% of the people watching the finals are either drunk, casual/non-NBA fans just checking in to watch the game for social reasons, or unintelligent citizens with a TV at hand. The die hards, the intelligent basketball fans are the only ones gonna notice right? Take advantage of the larger demographic.
either way. hope I'm wrong
and congrats to the Miami Heat