The NBA is rigged

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No..this game was pretty close. I am 100 percent certain...like literally no doubt....that the refs saw a close game...with 2 super stars out. If the Sun's win this game...and CP3 is back, everyone knows its over in 5. However...if the refs just hand the clips this game with their nonsense calls at the end of the game (offensive foul on Booker, followed by just a flat out lie saying it goes off Bokks hand)...then this series might go 6-7 games...Kawhi might play...it would be "better for the league"....so they just blatantly cheat. Those 2 plays I mentioned were fixed. They were not called fairly, and they were meant to give the clips the win. If George hits the gifted free throws they win.

My point about blowouts is that when you have one...all of sudden there are no fouls, no penalties at all. The refs sit there. In a real league...there are penalties...it doesn't matter the score or the time on the clock...the game is called pretty much straight up and fair. In the NBA the refs decide if they will make calls based on how it will effect the outcome of the game...not becauseca penalty actually occurs
I see where you are coming from, but I don't think the refs are actually thinking about KL or CP3. I do think they are thinking about how they can help foster a competitive game. sometimes that means trying hard to call it 50/50 and they make mistakes and do have make up calls or look for particular stuff that players complain about. and it gets annoying for me when they are not consistent. Like why is something reviewed on replay out of bounds on booker in the last 2 mins when it wouldn't be reviewed out of bounce for the other 46 mins? I thought Jeff Van Gundy's point was spot on.

I don't think KL is going to play in this series. and if he does rush back before he is fit to play, you have to wonder what he will be able to do physically, especially the way the suns are playing.
 

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I thought it was horribly officiated but no, I don't think this game or this league is fixed. The Clippers have a few players that know all the tricks, including the dirty ones, and they used them all game long. And the refs allowed it. That sucks for us but I don't believe there was an agenda.
Beverly is a goon. PG also really tries hard to sell calls. Maybe he will stop now that he can't make free throws :)

I actually think the clippers are overly physical at times and really put a lot of pressure on the refs. that was my observation from the Dallas series. and beverly looked like he used his arm to get leverage on booker on that reach in that went out of bounce. that could of been called a foul for me.
 

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I thought it was horribly officiated but no, I don't think this game or this league is fixed. The Clippers have a few players that know all the tricks, including the dirty ones, and they used them all game long. And the refs allowed it. That sucks for us but I don't believe there was an agenda.
I'm mostly with you. I'm not sure about Scott Foster though. Paul's teams were 0-12 until tonight in which we barely scraped by.
 

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I didn’t have an issue with most of the calls (except for the George jump ball) but the way they managed it down the stretch was atrocious. I don’t have a problem with replay but it can’t take 5 minutes.

this.
 

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Red flags were the pg touch fouls he was drawing and Booker offensive fouls against him. also the Morris shove and the cousins shove. They didn’t retroactively go back and assess fouls like has been done to us.
 

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The one I don't understand unless they explained it wrong was the offensive foul on Booker when they were looking for a flagrant. the ref said while reviewing for a flagrant they can call anything they see, they saw an offensive foul. Ok, but if you watch closely Beverley's left hand has a fist full of Bookers jersey, that's before the offensive foul it's what CAUSED the offensive foul Booker was trying to knock Beverley's left hand off him because he was holding him. If you as the ref said can call anything you see how is that not a foul BEFORE the foul on Booker?

So I'm guessing they explained it wrong and they weren't allowed to call the first foul because they were reviewing contact by booker otherwise it makes no sense.
 

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I think the refs have personal bias and personal agendas. They like certain teams and not others for their own reasons. Some are just inconsistent and incompetent.

this crew should be fired. Yes fired.
 

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If the NBA is rigged, no way Phoenix, Milwaukee and Atlanta would be three of the final four.


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Ding, ding, ding. The NBA would definitely prefer a NY and/or LA tv market team in the finals. The prospect of it being Phx vs Mil or Atl has to be sending the advertisers shivers.
 

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It is absolutely rigged... we already knew that from Tim Donaghy story.

The refs tilt the game which ever way the NBA wants. It doesn't mean you can't overcome it by playing great... just like any other sport. But you absolutely DO need to play great to overcome it.

It's BS.

I think this is probably the truth, and has been FOREVER in the NBA (and most sports for that matter). It's really nothing new and will, more than likely, never change. Sometimes teams have to beat the other team AND the refs, like last night.

This Suns team is tough as nails.
 

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Ding, ding, ding. The NBA would definitely prefer a NY and/or LA tv market team in the finals. The prospect of it being Phx vs Mil or Atl has to be sending the advertisers shivers.

This argument means nothing now...its moot. The NBA is star driven...doesn't matter where the star is now with social media. The Bucks are very popular....because of Giannis. The Hawks are popular...because of Young. etc.

Of course the NBA would like a legacy team from a big market like the Knicks to be good....but it doesnt really matter....and you can't ask the refs to cover up a horrible team with little talent.

LA won the title last year. Brooklyn formed a Super Team who was favored to win it all the entire season. The clips are still in it. Somehow in the last few years, the Lakers...one of the winningest teams in league history has managed to land Lebron, the #2 pick (totally against the odds),and then a clearly tampered with Anthony Davis trade. They already have 1 title. How is the league not rigging things for them?

What "Large market" team was even within sniffing range of the playoffs that didnt make it?
 

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I think this is probably the truth, and has been FOREVER in the NBA (and most sports for that matter). It's really nothing new and will, more than likely, never change. Sometimes teams have to beat the other team AND the refs, like last night.

This Suns team is tough as nails.

Oh I also have to add this. The LA/NY TV market for sports is totally over blown. Those cities have a lot of people yes...but they are transplants from other parts of the country/world, and are also some of the laziest, most disengaged fans in sports. Lakers and Dodgers games are 1/2 full until an hour after the game starts. The amount of people going home after a day of work and watching a New Yorks Knicks game is not that high. They are horrible.
 

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Oh I also have to add this. The LA/NY TV market for sports is totally over blown. Those cities have a lot of people yes...but they are transplants from other parts of the country/world, and are also some of the laziest, most disengaged fans in sports. Lakers and Dodgers games are 1/2 full until an hour after the game starts. The amount of people going home after a day of work and watching a New Yorks Knicks game is not that high. They are horrible.

To an extent that's true for LA but it's not at all true of New York (or Boston or Philadelphia etc). And even the LA market, as huge as it is, is significant even if a large percentage of the population is "disengaged".
 

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