|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM|
All Celtic fans are happy that the streak is over, except part-time fan Bill Simmons. After last nights loss, Lebron James stated the refs allowed the Bulls to play him in a non basketball kind of way. Here's the quote.
“Those are not basketball plays and it’s been happening all year,” James said after the game, in reference to the two hard fouls. “And I was able to keep my cool and try to spell [Spoelstra], ‘Let’s not worry about it too much.’ But it is getting to me.
It didn’t take long after Gibson’s hard foul for James to lose his cool. Hinrich brought the ball up the court on the very next possession, and James lowered a shoulder into Carlos Boozer–who had come to set a ball-screen for Hinrich–that the referees deemed a flagrant foul.
“Every time I try to defend myself I gotta face the consequences, whatever it may be,” James continued. “It’s tough, and I’m not sitting here crying about anything, because I play the game at a high level, I play with a lot of aggression and I understand that some of the plays are on the borderline of a basketball play or not.”
How can this guy cry over the calls,or lack of calls? This guy's career has been made from a little help through the years by the refs. I'm not saying the refs are the only reason, but James gets most calls, and 50% of those calls are iffy. His buddy Wade gets the same treatment. Rondo knows Wade all so well. James gets every call by just beating guys up when he lowers his shoulders, and goes into the paint. I think he should be called for offensive fouls. James doesn't get fouls called against him. James nearly averages one foul called against him per game.
You know will all have to endure the 2013 playoffs with a load of missed calls, or the refs handing games away. Look at last nights game in Minnesota. The Lakers fouled Rubio on the final play, which was a three that could have tied the game, but the refs missed it, and the league says they missed it today. The league will never be fair with the star treatment. Guys like James will always get what they want.