Originally Posted by Shepseskaf
I'm sorry, but what you said doesn't explain clear bias -- one team getting the benefit of calls, while the other isn't. Wade obviously got a number of unwarranted calls at key times, and that isn't even debatable.
Given the fact that it was clear to just about anyone who watched that something wasn't right, added to Cuban's known toxic relationship with Dictator Stern, why is it so far-fetched that the series was rigged? How can you definitively state that it wasn't?
As far as the Mavs not playing well enough to win, how much of an impact does it have on a team when they know they're being screwed? The players are the first to know that something is wrong, and when it becomes obvious that the refs are not on your side, and that games are not going to be called fairly, I can imagine that it has a huge negative impact on how hard a team plays.
I just feel like that is a lot of excuses. The fact remains that Dirk came up small in game 3 at the end and didn't stop the run. Had nothing to do with refs.
Game 4 the Mavs just got destroyed.
Game 5 I have a problem with, but one game does not decide a series.
Game 6...Dirk came to play but got no help. Did the refs make terry go 7 of 25 or howard go 5 of 16? No.
Its weak to blame the refs for that series. You can ***** and moan about game 5. I'll be right there with you, but acting like the refs decided the series is weak.