This is Why . . .

Revised 5/27 5:09 p.m. (Because a couple alert readers advise that I’d misspelled Kobe’s name. Geesh, picky, picky, picky. It was late. I was pissed.)

. . . we only watch the NBA after the college season is over.

Orlando and Cleveland are in OT. Which in real life would be a felony, given that the Magic were assaulted, mugged and robbed. Which may be duplicate charges, but compounding here is correct.

LeBron James drives to the basket, his team down two. (After an incredible Rashard Lewis turnaround trey on an inbounds play to give Orlando the lead.) The Chosen One puts a shoulder into the defender, knocking him to the hardwood. And, since he’s the star with the commercials already in place with Kobe for the Finals, he gets two free throws to tie the game, when federal marshals should be walking him out of the arena in cuffs.

On Orlando’s inbound play, Dwight Howard, a lesser star, gets hip checked into the second row on a possible game winning lob. No call. Overtime. The applicable NBA Rule 6.873: No decapitation, no foul.

David Stern, you should be ashamed. Very, very ashamed. You wanna know why fans — a lot of fans — think the games are fixed. this is why. We know you want the LeBrons vs. the Kobes in the Finals, but, geez, for heaven’s sakes, let them earn their way there fair and square.

Let the teams play on an even court. It’s a great game. People will watch even if the teams that are “supposed” to win, don’t.

What a crock!

Truth, Justice and the American Way prevail. The LeBrons lose 114-116 in OT. Orlando leads the series, 3-1.

– Seedy K


  1. Lachlan
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I love your passion CD, but you GOTTA spell Kobe’s name right if you want credibility when talking about the NBA!

  2. cbcard
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know what’s worse about the NBA, the way they change the rules for perceived entertainment value and gimmicks or the way they ignore the rules they didn’t change. The NBA has wonderful athletes but it stands for Not Basketball Anymore.

  3. cbcard
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE! I see the NBA has today, Wednesday, rescinded the T Superman got in Tuesday’s game. Only in the Not Basketball Anymore league are foul calls consistantly rescinded or levied a day or two after the game is over. I think this one moves the league into double digits just in the playoffs. Of course they have been going on for four or five months or at least it seems like it.

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