I used to get so
watching the refs blow calls, and call phantom calls. then it finally occurred to me:
A foul occurs WHEN the ref blows the whistle. It apparently has nothing to do with what's going on on the court . It's almost a random event that may or may not occur. I've seen players get teeth knocked out to no calls, while other players are standing still with their arms in the air, get leaned into and called for the foul.
I see Shaq get grabbed by players time after time, if he's lucky he may get the regular call, but the only way Shaq will ever get the flagrant is when they pull out the skillet and crack him upside the head TWO OR THREE TIMES!
You can't guard Kobe without fouling him, but he never gets the call.
All in all, it's a random event. If you are going to win the championship, you have to maintain your composure despite the dubious officiating, but it can be hard, especially when Javie is on the court.