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kgjfan243
05-31-2011, 09:13 AM
A lot of people I talk with believe that the NBA fixes some of the matchups and that got me thinking about some of the playoff games/series that I have seen that I suspected may have been fixed or rigged.

The series that immediately came to mind was the 2002 WCF between the Lakers and Kings. I remember watching those games screaming at the screen because the refs were blatantly throwing the games and basically handing LA a ticket to the finals. The King were up 3-2 in the series and in game 6, LA shot 27 FT's in the 4th quarter while the Kings shot 9. Honestly the worst officiating I have seen in my life. Also, Tim Donaghy refered to this series and said it was fixed by the league. Story below:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3436401


I know a lot of people also have questions about the 2006 NBA Finals when the Heat won. I didn't see too many lopsided games in terms of getting calls. There were bad calls, but they went both ways and eventually evened out.

Add your thoughts and try to be as objective as you can.

MagicHero3
05-31-2011, 09:25 AM
lol theyre gonna close this thread bc its not about how awesome the Heat are.
and bc i tried to start a thread questioning the officiating and they closed it for ridiculous reasons.

jockrider
05-31-2011, 09:47 AM
cavs vs spurs finals was so tainted imo.

retep2281
05-31-2011, 11:41 AM
chicago bulls vs the miami cheat -2011

Hustlenomics
05-31-2011, 12:06 PM
game 7 2010 nba finals

Baller1
05-31-2011, 12:10 PM
game 7 2010 nba finals

I think Perkins getting injured effected game 7's outcome more than the officiating.

MrfadeawayJB
05-31-2011, 12:24 PM
I would go with the Kings Lakers game referred to in the OP

Cano4prez
05-31-2011, 12:26 PM
2002 wcf

smith&wesson
05-31-2011, 12:41 PM
I would go with the Kings Lakers game referred to in the OP

this.

Storch
05-31-2011, 12:41 PM
game 7 2010 nba finals

U Mad?

rhino17
05-31-2011, 12:43 PM
Yes those 2 are the worst, especially the Lakers Kings series

the 2005 Rockets/Mavs was the other matchup that Tim Donaghy mentions as being tainted

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-31-2011, 12:44 PM
game 7 2010 nba finals

:laugh2:

asandhu23
05-31-2011, 12:55 PM
interestingly all of these happened during Stern era.

wjmoffatt
05-31-2011, 01:05 PM
The Heat NBA Finals wasn't bad, was questionable by how they got there was the real controversy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nyu69Oj1q4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl4lgDWeZdk



But still the 08' Celtics in the Finals got a lot of love in game 2, they shot 30 more times at the free throw line than LA.




Can't forget the Spurs-Suns series neither when Horry decked Nash, which started a retaliation and lead to the suspensions of Boris Diaw and Amare Stoudimire for Phoenix (two of their starting big men), while San Antonio only lost Horry their back up big man. They game was way out of reach, completely over with, and it was the most deliberate shot anyone has taken on someone, beside O'Neil punching that fan at the Palace in Detriot. Phoenix shouldn't have lost anyone, not to sure on the numbers, but i doubt when the Knicks and Bulls brawled in the Playoffs that not to many of the prime players are those teams were suspended.

MalZee24
05-31-2011, 01:11 PM
The NBA handed the 2002 title to the lakers

MalZee24
05-31-2011, 01:12 PM
Everyone, even many laker fans, know game 6 2002 was fixed. Plenty of laker fans admitted that too. The kings are the real 02 champs.

Game 7 of the 2010 finals was rigged. How the hell does LA shoot 37 free throws and the celtics shoot 17? The lakers got 20 free throws in the 4th quarter alone, 3 more than the celtics had the entire game.

buch88
05-31-2011, 01:15 PM
Everyone, even many laker fans, know game 6 2002 was fixed. Plenty of laker fans admitted that too. The kings are the real 02 champs.

Game 7 of the 2010 finals was rigged. How the hell does LA shoot 37 free throws and the celtics shoot 17? The lakers got 20 free throws in the 4th quarter alone, 3 more than the celtics had the entire game.

agree with everything posted here. and lol at ppl saying the bulls heat brung rigged. It was a 4-1 mow down and the bulls didn't get robbed from anything like the kings and celtics.

shizzle09
05-31-2011, 01:16 PM
Knicks/celtics 2011 game 1. Toney.Douglas knocked to the floor by Garnett allowing Ray Allen to hit a wide open game winner. Not the most controversial to most but certainly one of the worse no calls ever with a playoff game on the line. Its plays like that which raise the red flag for me not the quantity of calls for one player or one team. Ft's are generally earned by the team that attacks the basket period. Of course there's bad calls but they happen in all sports. Controversy is usually started by fan bases of teams that lost.

DeyAce
05-31-2011, 01:18 PM
chicago bulls vs the miami cheat -2011

This X a million

iggypop123
05-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Everyone, even many laker fans, know game 6 2002 was fixed. Plenty of laker fans admitted that too. The kings are the real 02 champs.

Game 7 of the 2010 finals was rigged. How the hell does LA shoot 37 free throws and the celtics shoot 17? The lakers got 20 free throws in the 4th quarter alone, 3 more than the celtics had the entire game.

it was probably a make up after game 2 of the 08 finals. i mean how does a scrub like powe shoot more ft's than a team with kobe and pau! any sensible fan will agree

MSU4life
05-31-2011, 01:26 PM
2007 EC Finals Game 5

I was at the game and not to be a homer, but worst officiating game ever. Lebron was able to take 4 steps when he caught the ball, dribble, 4 more steps everytime

airforceones25
05-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Suns vs Spurs 2007 w/ Donaghy at the helm

YoungOne
05-31-2011, 01:33 PM
Suns vs Spurs 2007 w/ Donaghy at the helm

yes, he described this series in his book and he was surprised that there wasn't more hype about it in the media.

JordansBulls
05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
chicago bulls vs the miami cheat -2011

Come on, let's be real. the series was 4-1 dude. We had our chances to win it.

Sadds The Gr8
05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
games 1-5 Miami vs Philly 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Boston 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Chicago 2011 playoffs

ddhulett
05-31-2011, 01:41 PM
2006 Phantom calls...see it for yourself

Phantom call 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX_qMS9bRY

Phantom call 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuukM40T974&feature=related

Phantom call 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fydhtOSlfW0&feature=related

Phantom call 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKGlHfukc4&feature=related

Phantom call 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y8nI1PPYOk&feature=related

CB29
05-31-2011, 01:49 PM
The Phoenix san antonio series i believe in 05 was ridiculously biased for the spurs... Bowen kneeing nash in the groin and getting called for only a foul like after steve nash drops to the ground and is down for 2 minutes...Amare getting suspended...It's on youtube somewhere...

Kings/Lakers is the greatest theft in nba history though.. EVen the announcers were questioning the referees so you knew it was legit

Infamous916
05-31-2011, 01:56 PM
Kings/Lakers was the most blatantly fixed games in recent prosports I can think of.

Kyben36
05-31-2011, 02:13 PM
kings lakers by far.

Big Zo
05-31-2011, 02:16 PM
2006 Phantom calls...see it for yourself

Phantom call 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX_qMS9bRY

Phantom call 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuukM40T974&feature=related

Phantom call 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fydhtOSlfW0&feature=related

Phantom call 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKGlHfukc4&feature=related

Phantom call 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y8nI1PPYOk&feature=related
So they lost 4 in a row because of 5 "supposed" phantom calls? Lol

beasted86
05-31-2011, 02:22 PM
2006 Phantom calls...see it for yourself

Phantom call 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX_qMS9bRY

Phantom call 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuukM40T974&feature=related

Phantom call 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fydhtOSlfW0&feature=related

Phantom call 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKGlHfukc4&feature=related

Phantom call 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y8nI1PPYOk&feature=related


1) #2 & #5 are clear fouls with the contact drawn. I'm not sure how you can't see that. #2 Wade initiated the contact and got the call, #5 was a blocking foul by Dirk

The quality on the rest was very poor, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on 3 phantom calls

2) Let's say I disregard my stance above and give you all 5 calls. Are you really telling me 5 bad foul calls dictated the outcome of a 6 game series? If you are going to come in with that argument, you need at least triple what you posted. Show at least 15 blown calls and you might garner some attention.

SteBO
05-31-2011, 02:25 PM
games 1-5 Miami vs Philly 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Boston 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Chicago 2011 playoffs

If you're not going to take this topic seriously, then why post period?

mdlr52192
05-31-2011, 02:30 PM
Kings-Lakers BY FAR

metsbulls1025
05-31-2011, 02:32 PM
Game 3 Bulls/Heat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUhLIoFu2sw&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slpir2rTvPU&feature=player_embedded

MagicBucsSox
05-31-2011, 02:37 PM
Kings / lakers, the Miami Dallas finals, and the magic vs LeBron and the puppets series omg what a one side series they tried to make it. It's the reason Im not a into bball anymore

Sadds The Gr8
05-31-2011, 02:43 PM
If you're not going to take this topic seriously, then why post period?

im dead serious

John Walls Era
05-31-2011, 02:48 PM
Yes those 2 are the worst, especially the Lakers Kings series

the 2005 Rockets/Mavs was the other matchup that Tim Donaghy mentions as being tainted

I wanted the Rockets to win that year, but I have to disagree with that series being tainted/rigged. There were some questionable calls, but why would Stern not want Yao to make it further? It would definitely boost the NBAs ratings in China.

John Walls Era
05-31-2011, 02:49 PM
games 1-5 Miami vs Philly 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Boston 2011 playoffs
games 1-5 Miami vs Chicago 2011 playoffs

:laugh: Awesome!

ddhulett
05-31-2011, 02:55 PM
1) #2 & #5 are clear fouls with the contact drawn. I'm not sure how you can't see that. #2 Wade initiated the contact and got the call, #5 was a blocking foul by Dirk

The quality on the rest was very poor, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on 3 phantom calls

2) Let's say I disregard my stance above and give you all 5 calls. Are you really telling me 5 bad foul calls dictated the outcome of a 6 game series? If you are going to come in with that argument, you need at least triple what you posted. Show at least 15 blown calls and you might garner some attention.

It was poor quality but to me they all looked like blown calls and those were only 5 calls not all of them.

But 05-06 is behind us I would hate to think that this league is really rigged.

I will say I think the calls helped out but would not be the reason we lost...we fell apart and let the calls get to us.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-31-2011, 03:46 PM
Everyone, even many laker fans, know game 6 2002 was fixed. Plenty of laker fans admitted that too. The kings are the real 02 champs.

Game 7 of the 2010 finals was rigged. How the hell does LA shoot 37 free throws and the celtics shoot 17? The lakers got 20 free throws in the 4th quarter alone, 3 more than the celtics had the entire game.

watch the 4th quarter again, and you'll see that those calls are rightfully deserved by LA

SteBO
05-31-2011, 03:49 PM
watch the 4th quarter again, and you'll see that those calls are rightfully deserved by LA

Bingo! I agree.

SteveNash
05-31-2011, 04:06 PM
2006 NBA Finals.

Cano4prez
05-31-2011, 04:14 PM
2006 NBA Finals.

I'll just leave this right here..


Game 3:
Mavericks up 83-71 with 8:30 left. A lot of people claim that the refs took over here and helped guide Wade to victory.
Up to the 3rd quarter Wade had shot 15 free throws. In the 4th quarter, Wade shot only 3 free throws, and only 1 free throw within the 8:30 left. So the two other free throws he shot were before the 12 point lead the Mavs had.

Not to mention with the game score was 97-95 in favor of the Heat with 3 seconds to go and Dirk gets given 2 free throws. So the Mavs were given a chance to tie the game, and Dirk only hit 1 of 2 free throws to make the score 97-96 in favor of the Heat.

So in actual fact, Wade got no free throws in that 8:30, due to the free throws he recieved being out of desperation and the Mavs hacking to be able to get another shot off. So a total of 0 shooting fouls were called for Wade in the 4th.


Game 4:
98-74 win for the Heat. Mavs shot 31% and Wade had 9 free throws. Nothing to talk about really. Mavs completely outplayed.

Game 5:
This is the game where Wade goes onto shoot as many free throws as the entire Dallas team. 21-25 went Wade and 21-25 went Dallas. Game went into overtime as well.
Wade had 22 points going into the 4th quarter. Wade scored 17 in the 4th quarter with the last 6 points all coming from jumpers. Even the game tying shot was a jumper to level the game at 93-93 with 2 seconds left. No free throws needed. 7 of Wade's 17 points came from FT's. So he basically maintained his average foul shot per quarter rate in the 4th.

Then in the overtime, the score was 100-99 in favor of the Mavs with 2 seconds left and Wade was given 2 free throws. As many of you know, at the time there was great debate as to whether this was a foul or not. The play involved Harris and Nowitzki both hacking Wade and Nowitzki being called for the foul.

Here's 4 different pictures that clearly show a foul

http://espn.go.com/photo/2006/0618/nba_g_wade_395.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7888/foul8sx.gif
http://i6.tinypic.com/14vo5n7.jpg
http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1121/nba_g_wade_600.jpg

Game 6:
Heat win the championship with a 95-92 win.


Interesting facts:
With this all summed up, there are certain other facts.
In this playoff run, Dirk Nowitzki sets a record for must FT's hit during the playoffs shooting 209-229. Wade on the other hand shoots 202-250 with both players playing 23 games in the playoffs that year. For a player who is more of a slasher, Wade only managed to get 21 more free throws? So I guess it really is rigged, right?

Furthermore, Wade shot 10 and 14 free throws in the first two games, so its not like he just got more free throws the next few games. He was already getting to the line a lot.

The total foul count in the series was 146 fouls commited by the Miami Heat and 160 fouls commited by the Mavericks. Fairly equal if anything. Furthermore, it's amazing it was soo close considering the Heat have Shaq and Wade on their team. Wade is a driver who gets a lot of free throws anyway, and Shaq is a guy who teams love to send to the line. Also, the Mavericks were more of a jumpshooting teams, with most of their driving coming from Harris and Howard.

Quick facts:
Miami outrebounded the Mavs in 4 of the 6 games in the series.
In the 4 games Miami won, they shot better in 3 of those matchups, with the only time they shot worse being by .8 of a %.
Miami shot less threes then the Dallas team in 5 of the 6 games. The one time they shot more threes then the Dallas team, they lost.


So just for you doubters, hopefully you come through and realize that the NBA is not out to make one team win and one team lose. If that were the case Wade, Lebron and Kobe would have the last 10 championships, which isn't the case. The winners have been low market teams for the majority of the last 7 years.

shizzle09
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
2006 Phantom calls...see it for yourself

Phantom call 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX_qMS9bRY

Phantom call 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuukM40T974&feature=related

Phantom call 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fydhtOSlfW0&feature=related

Phantom call 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKGlHfukc4&feature=related

Phantom call 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y8nI1PPYOk&feature=related

How petty are you? Those were fouls!! Love how you look for videos on YouTube that are labeled phantom calls but are actually fouls. Good job bitter one

shizzle09
05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
I'll just leave this right here..

Nice, mavericks fans will discount everything. They lost fair and square and are still whining even when they're in the finals now. They're just setting it up in case they lose so they can cry fouls again.

cbreezy34
05-31-2011, 04:26 PM
2002 lakers kings was bad...... suns spurs was bad.... Mavs Heat Finals was the worst I can remeber. Any rationally thinking person can clearly see all 5 of those calls were horrific/wrong. I was actually rooting for the Heat cause I love D Wade but remeber switching to the Mavs once it started getting suspicously bad. Think about... the worst thing that could have happened for Stern was a clean sweep by the Mavs.. it would have been terrible for the ratings.

avrpatsfan
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
Kings Lakers easily

Mavs Heat 2006 a close 2nd.

MagicHero3
05-31-2011, 04:29 PM
hahaaaaa miami you got to the ship via the officials congrats

MFFL==FML
05-31-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm just glad most rational basketball fans feel the 06' Finals was the worst if not the 2nd worst officiated series of all time. What makes it more comforting is that even quite a bit of Heat fans say it was pretty sketchy... though, the super homer Heat fans will never admit it.

metsbulls1025
05-31-2011, 04:51 PM
Suns/Spurs with Donaghy rigging the game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkKdXLwt0U

MelkyNYY
05-31-2011, 04:59 PM
Suns/Spurs with Donaghy rigging the game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkKdXLwt0U

So obvious.

TheHighLife
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Kings Lakers in 02.

metsbulls1025
05-31-2011, 05:03 PM
So obvious.

The funny part is some of the refs in that game still ref now.

shizzle09
05-31-2011, 05:10 PM
I'm just glad most rational basketball fans feel the 06' Finals was the worst if not the 2nd worst officiated series of all time. What makes it more comforting is that even quite a bit of Heat fans say it was pretty sketchy... though, the super homer Heat fans will never admit it.

Call me a homer if you like. I don't make excuses for my team when they lose. I take it like man every time. Wont find posts from me whining about calls. If it happens on the final play then maybe you can complain but to simply look at the number of ft's taken and saying it was rigged is plain and simple ********. I said this same thing when people were complaining about rose and dirk when they had 20+ ft's. They earned those trips to the line by being aggressive. Mavs choked and wade took over plain and simple. Suck it up and worry about this series. Grow up

mttwlsn16
05-31-2011, 05:13 PM
im not one to play the ref card, but while we're at it. 2nd round 2006 clippers suns. clipps up 3-1 and lost
NBA did not want the CLIPPERS in the WCF

Bruno
05-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Which team shot more FTs in the 2002 WCF?

Which team had two of the top five leaders in FTA per game on their roster?

gatkins11
05-31-2011, 05:23 PM
Kings Lakers easily

Mavs Heat 2006 a close 2nd.

This.

KingPosey
05-31-2011, 05:25 PM
If anyone picks a series other than that Kings-Lakers series they have lost their mind.

Bruno
05-31-2011, 05:26 PM
People love to mention game six of the 2002 WCF. But I never hear a peep about games two or three from most fan basses.

Game Two:
Lakers- 25
Kings- 38
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200205200SAC.html

Game Three:
Lakers- 15 FTA.
Kings- 35 FTA.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200205240LAL.html

When you compare the FTA breakdown you realize that the Kings took more FTAs for the series, and that they averaged more FTA per game during the regular season as well. The Kings and Lakers were # 5 and #6 in FTA per game during the 2002 regular season.

Considering all that information, it isn't surprising that the Kings took slightly more FTA for the series than the Lakers did, since they took slightly more FTA during the regular season as well. The Lakers had two of the top five players in terms of getting to the line and total FTA, but the Kings got there more collectively as a team.

Total FTA for the 2002 regular season:
SAC- 2,154 (5th).
LAL- 2,138 (6th).
http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2002.html

mttwlsn16
05-31-2011, 05:38 PM
clippers suns 2nd rd 2006 :mad:

assisi805
05-31-2011, 05:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkKdXLwt0U

smh..

cbreezy34
05-31-2011, 05:44 PM
wow your such a man... its pretty difficult to complain about calls when u get all the calls.

Kashmir13579
05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Kings Lakers.

still1ballin
05-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Game 3 of the 2008 finals was pretty bad

Lakers shot like 12 FT's compared to Boston 40.

I believe leon powe had more FTA than the whole lakers team combined :laugh2:

still1ballin
05-31-2011, 05:59 PM
Which team shot more FTs in the 2002 WCF?

Which team had two of the top five leaders in FTA per game on their roster?

lol Yeah, I am just gonna say what every heat fan say. "We have players who attack the basket and are good in drawing fouls." Period.

Ebbs
05-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Lakers and Kings

followed by Mavs and Heat. After that it drops off.

Bruno
05-31-2011, 06:05 PM
Game 3 of the 2008 finals was pretty bad

Lakers shot like 12 FT's compared to Boston 40.

I believe leon powe had more FTA than the whole lakers team combined :laugh2:

He did.

2008 Finals, Game two:
Celtics- 38 FTAs (Leon Powe had 13 FTAs, resulting in 21 points on 7 FGAs).
Lakers- 10 FTAs (whole team combined).
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200806080BOS.html

Bruno
05-31-2011, 06:07 PM
^To be fair, the 2008 squad was soft and played with no aggression (just like the 2011 Lakers). But they were able to make it to the finals because Pau and Kobe were still in their late 20's and because they weren't just coming off three straight finals appearances.

Boston was better in 2008, but that game was hard to watch.

Bruno
05-31-2011, 06:08 PM
He did.

2008 Finals, Game two:
Celtics- 38 FTAs (Leon Powe had 13 FTAs, resulting in 21 points on 7 FGAs).
Lakers- 10 FTAs (whole team combined).
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200806080BOS.html

The crazy thing about game two is that the Lakers still only lost by six, even though they had 28 less FTAs for the game. Game two and game four (20 point collapse) will go down as "what could have been" moments in Laker history.

raptors3589
05-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Raptors-Nets 2006

ddhulett
05-31-2011, 06:29 PM
How petty are you? Those were fouls!! Love how you look for videos on YouTube that are labeled phantom calls but are actually fouls. Good job bitter one

I'm pretty petty...I was sent those videos a while back. I wouldn't call those fouls at all when know one touches you.

I know that the Mavs still had their chance and wont put it all on the refs but I am just posting to what the forum is...Most controversially officiated playoff game or series and I believe this is one of them for sure.

Tell me what this one looks like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aySGUzzxjGE

KingsPhillies
05-31-2011, 06:50 PM
If we're talking controversy, nothing holds a candle to Kings-Lakers. Call me a homer, I don't care.

There is an 8-part series on youtube about this controversy. Whether or not you believe what the videos claim, it will at the very least make you think. Here's a link to the first part:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxw3yxJt2O0

ShiroRX
05-31-2011, 06:52 PM
The Heat hate in here is so titillating. You foolish haters only make us enjoy being Heat fans further.

kArSoN RyDaH
05-31-2011, 06:52 PM
Game 2 of the 2010 NBA finals and possibly game 1 as well. It was EQUALLY horrific. The refs screwed those games up big time with some bad calls.

ShiroRX
05-31-2011, 06:53 PM
I'm pretty petty...I was sent those videos a while back. I wouldn't call those fouls at all when know one touches you.

I know that the Mavs still had their chance and wont put it all on the refs but I am just posting to what the forum is...Most controversially officiated playoff game or series and I believe this is one of them for sure.

Tell me what this one looks like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aySGUzzxjGE

Very bad angle to judge by. He easily could've gotten slapped on the hand before that spin.

mdm692
05-31-2011, 08:19 PM
Not to be a homer but anyhing with suns vs spurs since nash era

kpjets
06-01-2011, 12:56 PM
I cant believe nobody mentioned the 2000 blazers vs Lakers there was bad calls all series. and in game 7 Lakers had 37 ft and blazers 16. But i would say heat & mavs was the worst because if it wasn't for the calls it would not even been a series. not only wade was getting touch and phantom calls josh Howard wasn't getting any with similar contact. i stopped watching bball for a while after that series. Lakers and kings is up there too.
Its funny to hear people that became heat fans this year say why r people hating on us.
Also, as a bulls fan i would say even though there were bad calls here and there thats not the reason bulls lost. 1)heat was the better team 2)Noah didn't show up after the first game and 3) Bulls couldn't hit any shots

hype707
06-01-2011, 01:11 PM
The WWF errr the NBA isnt fixed.....

Super.
06-01-2011, 01:13 PM
U Mad?

Usually 24 FT's in the 4th Quarter to 14 FT's in the entire game usually gets me angry so

Yes I am indeed mad

MelkyNYY
06-01-2011, 01:20 PM
I cant believe nobody mentioned the 2000 blazers vs Lakers there was bad calls all series. and in game 7 Lakers had 37 ft and blazers 16. But i would say heat & mavs was the worst because if it wasn't for the calls it would not even been a series. not only wade was getting touch and phantom calls josh Howard wasn't getting any with similar contact. i stopped watching bball for a while after that series. Lakers and kings is up there too.
Its funny to hear people that became heat fans this year say why r people hating on us.
Also, as a bulls fan i would say even though there were bad calls here and there thats not the reason bulls lost. 1)heat was the better team 2)Noah didn't show up after the first game and 3) Bulls couldn't hit any shots

Sometimes i wonder if people actually watched that Heat-Mavs series in 2006 or if they blindly post to hate. I wonder if this is someone who actually believes the referees were bad in that series, or if it's a bitter Bulls fan passive-aggressively attacking Heat fans.

The Heat-Mavs series was ref'd like any other series I have ever seen. Remember, the Mavs were up 2-0 in that series and held a 12 point lead with 9 minutes to go in Game 3. Why would the NBA/Refs let it get to that position if they wanted the Heat to win so badly? Because, frankly, the Mavs choked Game 3 away and it had nothing to do with free throws. D-Wade was taking and making impossible shots down the stretch. If D-Wade even missed one of those tough shots the Heat are down 3-0 and probably lose that series. It had nothing to do with the refs.

Anyone remember how Dirk missed free throws down the stretch in game 3 and 5 that sends those games into overtime? Why would the refs give him the opportunity to tie it?

The Mavs choked. And they had a propensity to choke that season. They were up 3-1 on San Antonio in the WC-Semis, lost the next 2, and then choked away a 20 point 4th quarter lead. Had it not been for Manu's infamous foul we wouldn't be having this discussion. The Mavs couldn't close games. Just like the Bulls.

SteBO
06-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Sometimes i wonder if people actually watched that Heat-Mavs series in 2006 or if they blindly post to hate. I wonder if this is someone who actually believes the referees were bad in that series, or if it's a bitter Bulls fan passive-aggressively attacking Heat fans.

The Heat-Mavs series was ref'd like any other series I have ever seen. Remember, the Mavs were up 2-0 in that series and held a 12 point lead with 9 minutes to go in Game 3. Why would the NBA/Refs let it get to that position if they wanted the Heat to win so badly? Because, frankly, the Mavs choked Game 3 away and it had nothing to do with free throws. D-Wade was taking and making impossible shots down the stretch. If D-Wade even missed one of those tough shots the Heat are down 3-0 and probably lose that series. It had nothing to do with the refs.

Anyone remember how Dirk missed free throws down the stretch in game 3 and 5 that sends those games into overtime? Why would the refs give him the opportunity to tie it?

The Mavs choked. And they had a propensity to choke that season. They were up 3-1 on San Antonio in the WC-Semis, lost the next 2, and then choked away a 20 point 4th quarter lead. Had it not been for Manu's infamous foul we wouldn't be having this discussion. The Mavs couldn't close games. Just like the Bulls.

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Brilliant sir, just brilliant!

MelkyNYY
06-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Honestly, I think most of this rigged nonsense since the Kings/Lakers + Suns/Mavs which sparked investigations is ********.

If people honestly thought the NBA was rigged and believed that and STILL posted on NBA forums across the internet and watched games on TV they would be the biggest ****ing idiots in the entire ****ing world.

JDMVP
06-01-2011, 01:33 PM
lol I'm gonna say game 6 of the 2002 WCF, Kings vs Lakers. I'm just saying the game not the whole series. I could remember it well Game 2, Kobe had a stomach ache because of room service, somebody put poison on the Hamburger. Game 5, the Mike Bibby shot were in C-Webb clearly shoved Fisher so that Bibby would have a wide open game winner.

2008 Celtics vs Lakers
Not much to say other than Leon Powe having more FTs than the whole Lakers.

2010, GAME 7,come on I would understand if some people said Perkins but you can never say, We won because of the refs, NO. I remember Boston losing the double digit lead in the 3rd qtr. I could also remember it well Jeff Van Gundy basically saying the Boston Celtics ran out of offense and he also said that Boston was basically making LA shoot Fts. Even the Boston Celtics said it, no one made an excuse about the refs. They basically ran out of gas for some reason

ChiTownPacerFan
06-01-2011, 01:35 PM
I understand why most people would say Kings Lakers, but in all honesty, the Bucks-Sixers ECF may be the worst ever. The Sixers had no business winning that series.

ShiroRX
06-01-2011, 01:42 PM
NBA officiating with high accuracy is a job not particularly fit for humans. Robot refs should clear it it up.

Lakers + Giants
06-01-2011, 02:23 PM
game 7 2010 nba finals

I think you meant game 2 of the 2008 NBA finals. To be honest though I can't ***** because if it wasn't for the refs in 02 we would have never won it all. . . thanks donaghy. .

hyb152
06-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Kings vs lakers 2002 was the worst in nba history and i'd be surprised if anything worse than that will ever happen. That game pretty much opened the eyes of fans, media, and players/coaches in the nba and is why we have controversial playoff games 10 years later. People remember that kings lakers series and have that perception that the NBA is rigged....which it is.

and why's that virgin Saddler the Gr8 still a virgin? LOL (saw in like 5 other threads people calling him one)

swirl54
06-03-2011, 04:12 AM
If you're not going to take this topic seriously, then why post period?

I would actually agree with him and say he might be serious.