posted on May, 30 2009 @ 05:39 AM
reply to post by chissler
The NHL, in my opinion, has the best officiating in sports. MLB has iffy strike zones sometimes, but it's hard to really fix a baseball game. The NFL
used to have good officiating but it is starting to look like it is heading down the path of the NBA.
So when I accuse the NBA of being fixed, this isn't something I see in every sport. In the NBA, it's like they don't even try to hide the fact that
their officiating is intentionally terrible. At times it's so blatant that you can't help but laugh, even if it's against your own team.
Now, the NBA can't completely fix a game. I realize that. Things happen; the teams they favor can go on cold streaks. The teams they don't can go on
hot streaks. All the touch fouls in the world can't undo that, and in the end, the favored team has to do something with the opportunities given to
them. But simply because the scoreboard may not reflect the fix doesn't mean the fix wasn't on. A perfect example of that is Orlando is up 3-2 over
On another note...
Isn't it funny how the Jazz are allegedly so great...then they get knocked out in 5?
And the Nuggets are some force to be reckoned with in the West...then they get knocked out in 6?
But the Rockets - a team without Yao Ming, Dikembe Mutombo, and Tracy McGrady - beat a Trail Blazers team everyone expected to easily advance to the
second round and took a supposedly 'loaded' Lakers team to 7 games, and they're labeled as 'weak' and an 'average' team by NBA "experts"?
The Rockets were the most undermanned team in the Western Conference playoffs this year, and they gave the Western Conference champs the most trouble.
How can anyone honestly say they aren't that good of a team?
This is why I can't stand listening to these so-called "experts" on ESPN. They jump on bandwagons and don't look at the facts.