Originally Posted by SebasMiamiFan
Yah well any superstar who attacks the basket like they do is going to get calls. People get mad about calls when they are actually fouls.
Their ability to attack the basket is the primary thing that makes both players superstars. There are few players who can easily get to the basket as they two.
Thus, because that is their game it makes referees give them the benefit of the doubt on a lot of contact plays.
It works in a circle.
People get mad when they see a guy spend his entire game attacking the basket and going to the line each time. Its much different than watching a guy like prime Shaq set up down low and get hacked to keep him from scoring.