The title says it all. During this entire Bulls/Celtics series, the referees have been all but too kind to the Celtics. Numerous calls going the Celtics way and very few for the Bulls. I about had it and the commisioner David Stern should do something about it. I understand these referees are human also but still, you can tell some of these guys are betting on games.
There were a couple plays involving John Salmons and Derrick Rose when they were clobbered under the hoop in the final minutes of the 4th quarter and no calls were made. But the play that pretty much convinced me that the referees are still fixing games was when Brad Miller got clothes lined in the final seconds and no flagrant foul was called. Stacey King pointed out many other plays during this series that the refs fucked up on that were clear mistakes.
Still don’t think the NBA isn’t fixed anymore? I beg the differ.
The NBA has been fixed for years. Possibly going back to the early 1990′s. This was about a couple years ago but Mark Giangreco who is a sports anchor in Chicago talked about how he got in trouble for saying the NBA was fixed during a news telecast in the early 1990′s. He said on the radio that he was forced to apologize the next day about the comment he made.
I said in my prediction that the Bulls wouldn’t win this series. However, this series should have been won already by the Bulls as they have shocked the hell out of me and just about everyone else. With the refs calling the games they have all series, it shocks me that they have won two of them. They should be heading home getting ready for the next round rather than being down 3-2.
The NBA will continue to be fixed until David Stern does something about it rather than just sit there and act like the problem was fixed when Tim Donaghy was caught and went to prison for it. It is not fixed. It still exists. You want proof? Watch this Bulls/Celtics series from the first game and tell me what you think.