I just posted this in a thread, but I will rant again.
Game 6 - Manu travelling or fould on Allen
If I was the referee of the game, I also wouldn't make a call on that very small contact. Ray Allen was clearly aiming for the ball, and just after that, because of Manu's movements, made him to hack the arm of Manu.
Also if we want to be very perfect in officiating, Manu travelled, He clearly took 3 steps. It's a turnover, whether Ray Allen has a knife and stabbed Manu while driving, it doesn't matter, it is still a turnover for SA.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qD2__xzX-s&feature=player_embedded
Final seconds of big games should be like that. Hence, the Jordan push over Russle. But don't get me wrong, that was a good no-call, final dying seconds and game deciding shots shouldn't be decided by the refs, it should be decided by the players.
One more thing that annoys me.
People want to play Big Boy games, people calls out MIAMI as soft, whiners and floppers. Actually I agree on those, and I am a big MIAMI/LBJ/Wade fan.
But think of it, if what happened to Manu, happened to LeBron on the same occasion, wouldn't people call LeBron a whiny p*ssy and the refs did a good job for a no-call situation because LeBron just plowed his way? Wouldn't they call LBJ a winner of the Golden Globe award for acting on the foul?
People just see what they wanted to see, and my post would prove it. Somebody will comment on just one point of my post and not take it as a whole, but then again I might be wrong.
This was a very awesome game. Spurs have everything on them to win this game, including LeBron gift wrapping it with his boneheaded turnovers (He looks like he is going to cry before the end of the game). However, they decided to choke away a 5 point lead with 26-30 secs remaining. They missed FTs, forgot to rebound, let Duncan rot in the bench, and didn't foul Bosh to avoid a game tying 3 (which happened).
Also for the Danny Green part, watch the video and look closely on Tiago Splitter.
If we want games to be called fair, he should be called of for an illegal moving screen. Clearly more blatant than what Joey Crawford called on LBJ during the Pacers series.
And also, J. Crawford doesn't love LeBron, he fouled him out, right?
End of Rant.