Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:30 AM
I don't know what happened to the posts I quoted. Oh well.Perkins has no business playing in this series. Brooks really needs to figure that out. That is where the game was really lost.Here are my thoughts on the no-call:1.) Lebron definitely fouled him.2.) That's not a foul that is normally called in that spot in the game, but there are some hero refs who would've made that call.3.) Calling games differently at the end of the game is stupid. One of my pet peeves is people saying "let the players decide the game." You know how the players are deciding the game? By using their skill to force the defender to foul him to stop him from scoring. The game shouldn't be called differently based on game circumstances.4.) Lebron also fouled Westbrook on the rebound.The no-call doesn't bother me that much simply because that's the way things are at the end of games; I just wish they weren't that way. And I understand that there were other calls that could've swung the game too, but the further back you go the more you have to try to imagine how the game would've played out. You can say KD should've fouled out with four minutes left or whatever, but then you have no idea what happens the next four minutes. Maybe Westbrook or Harden go off. Maybe Miami relaxes a little. Maybe OKC self-destructs and it becomes a blowout. Who knows? But when it's basically the last play of the game, there are a lot less variables to consider.If there was a foul called and KD turned that into an "and 1," the Lebron hate would've gone nuclear (especially on the heels of an awful 3-pt attempt). So there's that silver lining. But I don't want anymore referee controversies in this series.