I really hope we VAMP-UP our roster this summer. I think as far as the LAKERS go, so does the NBA. I agree, this year the REFS was somewhat paid off. I think Stern got tired of the LAKERS going to the Championship series so he probably made it harder for the LAKERS to win. How?... by not getting calls. If the REFS won't make the calls that are legitamit fouls then how can you adjust to that? If SHAQ is fouled it should be called just like they blew the whistle everytime a hand was placed on DUNCRAP.
How can one play through that? It ruins the tempo & rhythm. It lessens a players defensive aggresiveness. It takes the fans away from the game. We cannot depend on the calls going our way, it didn't happen for us this year. I hope STERN learns a lesson with meddeling with the outcome of these games. The ratings for the NBA since the LAKERS were eliminated has definitely dropped dramatically. Also, with the NBA only televising in CABLE channels has got to hurt commercial revenues. I mean, as popular CABLE television is.... not everybody has CABLE TV.
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