Originally Posted by Loki
Didn't LA shoot something like 26-27 free throws in the 4th quarter of game 6 when they made their "huge comeback" and won the game? If they don't get an inordinate amount of FT's that quarter, they go fishing; I think that's what people are referring to.
In game 6, the refs were blatantly, more so than EVER working for David Stern.
-The Lakers shot 27 free throws in the 4th quarter alone.
-Vlade Divac fouled out playing only 15 or so minutes, with the TV commentators straight out saying "I don't think that was a foul on Vlade".
- at least two, three crucial plays in the 4th quarter where Lakers got bailed out with a foul call, with Bill Walton followed up by saying "That was not a foul that was all ball"
- In the final minute, Kobe elbows Bibby in the nose, knocking him down, the refs calls a foul on Bibby, Kobe shoots free throws while the camera zooms in on Bibby bleeding from the nose. Despite the 27 free throws, the shady foul calls, the Lakers BARELY won that game, it was still up in the air in the final minute.
- The next day, LA Time's own write J.A Adande, wrote, and I will always remember this quote-- "The Laker's starting five are pretty hard to beat, Shaq, Kobe and the three officials".
-The officiating was so bad, Ralph Nader got upset and demanded someone investivgate the league.
-Jay Leno cracked jokes about the officiaiting favoring the Laker the next few nights after the game.
There is no doubt the Kings were robbed of game 6, thus the series, and the championship, to the Nets fan claiming Nets had a shot, COME ON DUDE, the Nets got freaking SWEPT by the Lakers and came out of the East by default because the East was at an ALL TIME WEAK.
Now again, the refs then went on to call game 7 FAIR AND SQUARE, their mission was only to force a game 7, which they did. Now came game 7, Doug Christie, Peja straight out no showed, Webber and Hedo did well for three quarters. In the end, it came down to Bibby vs the Lakers, Bibby gave one of more clutch performance I've ever seen, he was hitting EVERY shot in the 4th, but the Lakers were too much in the end. I'm from LA myself, and trust me, every Laker fan that night told me how nervous they were everytime Bibby got the ball.
I watched game 6 at a restaurant, if I was watching that travesty at home, I would have broken a few furnitures seeing the league blatantly rob the better team of their win.
That Nets fan can say whatever the hell he wants, but the 2002 Western Conference Finals WERE THE NBA FINALS. The Nets never had a chance against Lakers or Kings.
And Lakers-city, you go ahead and throw in your ignorant childish "oh yeah, Kings are crybabies, we are the best!! Kobe rulz Jordan sux"... it doesn't change the facts. You're a fool.