I’ve never been a person that bought into conspiracy theories or things being rigged. But after this game obviously being tooled with by the referees and with what happend at the NBA Draft Lottery even i’m starting to buy in.
Let’s face it, America wants the Thunder to win to keep the hated Heat and LeBron from winning a ring, but at the same time LeBron is the face of the NBA, and how bad would it look for his legacy and the NBA if he never got a ring? Cue the NBA getting involved.
Everytime a Heat player was touched, especially LeBron and Dwyane Wade, a foul was called. Usually in the NBA Finals the referees let most things go, but in 2012 they call everything one-sided to the benefit of the Miami Heat. The Thunder try to draw the same fouls or even get bulldozed by their opponent and still get no whistle. Even ESPN’s NBA Analyst Tim Legler got involved on Twitter (@LegsESPN).
“OKC cannot get the benefit of the doubt on any calls. Too many touch calls for the NBA Finals.”
“Mia is playing great. Make no mistake. But it’s getting ridiculous how few calls they (Thunder) get on similar plays to what Mia gets. Obvious.”
When someone attacked Legler for saying he was just mad the Thunder wouldn’t win in 6 games like he predicted (as did i) Tim responded by saying “ I don’t care who wins. Dude change that tune. I’m just saying what I’m seeing.”
The Heat are a great team with great superstars. They earned their spot in the Finals, but make them work for it. The NBA is serving the championship up on a platter for the Heat and it’s completely ridiculous.
The Thunder earned their right to be where they are but are being treated like 2nd place in the Miss America Pagent, “they will get theirs, just not yet.” I wonder what Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao think about the NBA Finals?
Even with all of this the Miami Heat barely pulled out the last two games. If James Harden and Russell Westbrook played smarter the Thunder would be up 3-1 in this series no thanks to the officials. I’m thinking of even boycotting the rest of the series. I’m disgusted to even write about the NBA at this point, completely pathetic.
I expect for Tim Donaghy (Referee that was busted for throwing games) to make an appearance somewhere soon.
|Miami Heat (46-20)||field goals||rebounds|
|J. Anthony||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|T. Harris||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|J. Howard||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|R. Turiaf||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|48.1%||38.5%||72.0%||team rebs: 8||total to: 10|
|Oklahoma City Thunder (47-19)||field goals||rebounds|
|C. Aldrich||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|D. Cook||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|L. Hayward||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|R. Ivey||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|N. Mohammed||DNP – Coach’s Decision|
|48.8%||18.8%||93.8%||team rebs: 8||total to: 11|
Topics: Basketball, Chris Bosh, David Stern, Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Draft Lottery, NBA Rigged, Oklahoma City Thunder, Referees, Rigged, Russell Westbrook, Tim Legler