Did officials cost the Celtics game 2?
Thu, 31 May 2012|
Our Sports Tonight crew discusses whether or not it was the officials that cost the Celtics game 2 against the Heat.
Felger he's got the studios sports -- so but the Celtics getting a broad view here what is it about the files. I think they're getting a raw deal. Absolutely. I cap or producer attacks over there over -- talking about he says the green -- advocates against the officials here and is the NBA fixed. So to answer that here yes. And yes I mean who doesn't believe that the NBA is manipulated in someway fix it probably. Too strong a word. But the refs know what the league wants the league wants the superstars. And that's just the way it's been under David Stern for thirty plus years and that's the way it is -- on the short end of it. See this is my thing with -- might I've accepted it. NBA officials are gonna stink and all by the way. Superstars -- gonna get calls it's unfortunate. That in the minds of these NBA officials. Paul Pierce is not up there in the -- the a lot of superstars. Of -- Dwyane Wade Kevin Durant or LeBron James but. I'm gonna get calls in this league for years when it was working for Larry -- nobody was complaining. If -- a big time star. You're gonna get calls so it's gonna look bad sometimes. Now there's no question if you don't have one of those guys this is what it looks like and it's you know I. I'm surprised that does the drive more people from the league right I mean it's what drove me from the league. Yet where it's you sort of know what's gonna happen before it even starts and you know back in the eighties. When the Celtics had those players they got the call -- -- you did people you could call Robert Parish every time he touched the ball for travel Kevin McHale got every call the -- What David Stern wanna you -- the stars now the stars on another team and you see what it feels like to be everybody else it's not pretty as it. But again something soccer team and I don't think you can disagree on this field I think the two best teams have met in the finals. Pretty much. We did two best teams the teams that should be in the finals are there I mean Dallas lose their lives -- -- in Miami previously it was the Celtics and the Lakers the Lakers have had great runs. So I don't know if we can make the argument that the manipulation has led to a result that we didn't expect. No that's exactly the problem don't understand. The best players get the call also they always advance it's one of the reasons there are no upsets in the NBA. Or very few and far between -- and Dirk Nowitzki is going to team without a comparable start. He gets the calls they advance LeBron James Kobe Bryant. -- maligned Gary I think that's exactly the problem I I you know -- said that to prove the case that actually the best teams prevail. They do but they also get the calls don't you get it and there's the reason there's one of the reasons are no upsets is because. LeBron James goes to the line 24 times in a playoff what. I also think it's very hard in the NBA to pull off upsets you can do for one or two games but the door for an entire series because. It's I mean that the game is all about one or two guys to switch plates -- you have the best one or two guys. You look you're probably gonna win that game so. He should of city of Felger I mean I. I don't I don't know what he does expressing what I don't -- one -- two guys they're going to line 24 times. I think we have the best player on the floor last night it was just about what are the free throw line and the Lee. He has to deal with the fact that there's no transparency. On whatever punishment there is for there officials. Yeah NFL has done the NHL is -- They haven't done it.