Weezy wrote: JGC wrote: Lakerjones wrote:
Weezy wrote:Refs, seriously, f*** these refs. That was some of the most rigged crap I've ever seen, they tried so hard to make this game come down to the last shot and we still won and were having none of it. How in the hell do you get an out of bounds call wrong AFTER you spend 2 minutes looking at the replay? And some of those calls on MWP, you gotta be kidding me, what a joke. They tried to take over the game in the end after letting them play most of it, we should never talk about the refs if they do their job and call it fair for both sides, but that was not what happened today.
Seconded. (Except for the rigged part).
Well what other word do you use for wrong/bad calls being made on purpose to keep a game close for TV? Looking at a replay to get the call right and STILL getting it wrong? Anyone can see that's rigging going on, Kobe was in disbelief that they looked at it and still called it wrong. And those phantom fouls to get Ron out of the game? Wow. I'm not saying the refs were trying to make one team or another win, just that they were trying to make it a last possession game, makes for great Christmas day tv.
I use two words. Poor officiating. I mean, if you could prove that the calls were made incorrectly on purpose then I would use the word rig. But they could have done some other things on subsequent (or prior) plays to keep it even closer and they didn't. For instance, they could have called a foul on Howard when he stole the ball on the play after the horrific review.
The calls were horrendous today, really bad, but, that is all they were.