The NBA is rigged

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Huh? Are you saying I’m saying the charge wasn’t a foul? I’m not. I’m saying Booker was clearly fouled before the charge. And if I’m the announcers aren’t mistaken. They can use review to call other things, like they did with a technical from a previous possession against us in the nuggets series.
Ok that makes sense. Your wording on the original post was what I was questioning.
 

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To be fair it has happened to Booker on almost every drive to the basket and he rarely gets an and one, even though he has been hacked repeatedly…
 

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To me, basketball has become so unwatchable, mostly because of the officiating, and the rule changes.

When I played (high school ball) the last person to touch the ball was who it was out on. When did they change that rule? Probably the same time they did away with traveling, carrying/palming the ball, etc. Much more, but I will get off my high horse now. :):soapbox:
 

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Actually that was one of the problems when they first started allowing challenges. It made for some awkward situations where they'd review a play, realize the challenger was technically correct and were forced by rule to change the call even though the challenging side was clearly in the wrong - or the player was out of bounds when it happened (those kind of things). Initially they were only allowed to review specific decisions or questions and they were allowed no leeway to consider anything else that occurred.

As for the hand on Booker's chest, maybe I read Ouchie wrong but I thought he was agreeing that there was a previous foul leading up to the offensive contact?
I certainly don't know the answer on this--whether they could have called a completely different foul than the one being challenged--but I would be interested in knowing.
 

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Huh? Are you saying I’m saying the charge wasn’t a foul? I’m not. I’m saying Booker was clearly fouled before the charge. And if I’m the announcers aren’t mistaken. They can use review to call other things, like they did with a technical from a previous possession against us in the nuggets series.
Is there a difference between a ref initiated review and a team initiated review? The review rules mystify me at times.
 

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Seems like the Clippers have asked for a million reviews thus far. Trying to think of one the Suns have asked for.
 

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To me, basketball has become so unwatchable, mostly because of the officiating, and the rule changes.

When I played (high school ball) the last person to touch the ball was who it was out on. When did they change that rule? Probably the same time they did away with traveling, carrying/palming the ball, etc. Much more, but I will get off my high horse now. :):soapbox:

A lot of times on video replay when the defensive player knocks the ball off of the offensive player's hand out of bounds the offensive player is the last one to touch the ball.

It's become a thing as it happens frequently in the technical sense. The eye doesn't catch it in real time.
 

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Although I love the War Games reference, this just isn't accurate. Was it a blown call? Absolutely. And there's no excuse for it, where the hell were the refs looking if not right at it?

But this comes across as if we march in protest on each blown call and that we're the only team that feels persecuted at times, we don't and we aren't. Read the board of any sports team and you'll see the same kind of reactions. A few special teams have far less reason to complain about the officiating than we do and even they rant about the officials with great regularity.
 

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Although I love the War Games reference, this just isn't accurate. Was it a blown call? Absolutely. And there's no excuse for it, where the hell were the refs looking if not right at it?

But this comes across as if we march in protest on each blown call and that we're the only team that feels persecuted at times, we don't and we aren't. Read the board of any sports team and you'll see the same kind of reactions. A few special teams have far less reason to complain about the officiating than we do and even they rant about the officials with great regularity.
We also don’t tend to get defensive and try to argue against obviously blown calls that go our way. We recognize and acknowledge them.
 

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A Milwaukee-Phoenix finals series would be about as much proof as anyone could want that the NBA is not rigged.
 

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A Milwaukee-Phoenix finals series would be about as much proof as anyone could want that the NBA is not rigged.
With Phoenix being the 10th Largest market in the USA and Atlanta being the 9th Largest market in the United States...I'd assume the NBA would be okay with that. Unfortunately Trae Youngs injury most likely puts a small market team in the Finals against potentially Phoenix. Could Trae Youngs injury be the catalyst for the league to "rig" the Western Conference Finals starting tonight to get that team from LA in??? Ha-ha...who knows...
 

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A Milwaukee-Phoenix finals series would be about as much proof as anyone could want that the NBA is not rigged.

yes and no. they're definitely not sexy big markets. But that matchup does have the most superstars/healthy teams still playing and will probably make for a very exciting series where word of mouth could spread and gain viewers every game if it goes long.

but yeah... it ain't optimal for sure.
 
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