NBA  > General NBA  > NBA: Lots of rumors about the fix.....are you starting to believe it?
June 19, 2013, 12:26 AM
Genobili got fouled 3 TIMES on the way to the basket and there was no call, was the intended consequence a game seven.

JUST ASKINGS......COMMENTS PLEASE....

Enough said.
June 19, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Seems that way, watched the ENTIRE game. Some BS was being allowed early on then the refs started choking on whistles. WTF would Pop take Duncan out of the game, he can guard Bosh who is a low percentage three point shooter. You missed two key rebounds to seal the game, or why not foul away from the ball to prevent them the chance to get a three off. WTH don't coaches do that more? Put pressure on free throw shooter to make first one, then get all your bigs in and get the rebound. SMH. I will NOT be watching a game 7.

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June 19, 2013  08:00 PM ET
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Ginobili should have been tossed for a flagrant 2 foul an elbow to James face...Stop cryingENOUGH SAID

Look, I agree that elbow to the neck should got him a T ....When refs are not consistent at this level it makes me thing they are controlling the game. That is all I'm saying...

June 19, 2013  08:02 PM ET
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Seems that way, watched the ENTIRE game. Some BS was being allowed early on then the refs started choking on whistles. WTF would Pop take Duncan out of the game, he can guard Bosh who is a low percentage three point shooter. You missed two key rebounds to seal the game, or why not foul away from the ball to prevent them the chance to get a three off. WTH don't coaches do that more? Put pressure on free throw shooter to make first one, then get all your bigs in and get the rebound. SMH. I will NOT be watching a game 7.

You are the 5 th person who has told me they are not watching game 7.......

June 19, 2013  08:16 PM ET

I watched the game and don't really care who wins (if pressed I'd probably come down on the Duncan/Spurs side I guess). My take is that the refs sucked most of the night, particularly in the second half. And most of the bad calls were ADVERSE to Miami, not adverse to the Spurs. Except that last one asif noted, of course, which should have been a foul sending Manu to the line. The way he was playing he'd have missed the charity shots anyway.

Worrying about bad calls is silly. Just play the game and win. If you can't overcome some adversity over 6 or 7 games to claim a title you're a second place loser anyway.

June 21, 2013  11:35 PM ET

The refs were terribly inconsistent...not worthy of an NBA championship

June 21, 2013  11:52 PM ET
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The refs were terribly inconsistent...not worthy of an NBA championship

Oh! Now that's rich. Blame it on the refs he says.

Let's count the fouls called on each team for all 7 Games of the Finals, shall we?

Game 1: fouls on Spurs 12, fouls on Heat 12
Game 2: fouls on Spurs 14, fouls on Heat 17
Game 3: fouls on Spurs 13, fouls on Heat 21
Game 4: fouls on Spurs 18, fouls on Heat 26
Game 5: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 24
Game 6: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 26
Game 7: fouls on Spurs 19, fouls on Heat 19

Total: fouls on Spurs 118, fouls on Heat 145

There was not a single game in this entire best-of-seven series where the refs called the Spurs for more fouls than the Heat. Not a single game. The ref card is moot. And moot is truly an understatement.

June 21, 2013  11:55 PM ET
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Oh! Now that's rich. Blame it on the refs he says.Let's count the fouls called on each team for all 7 Games of the Finals, shall we?Game 1: fouls on Spurs 12, fouls on Heat 12Game 2: fouls on Spurs 14, fouls on Heat 17Game 3: fouls on Spurs 13, fouls on Heat 21Game 4: fouls on Spurs 18, fouls on Heat 26Game 5: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 24Game 6: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 26Game 7: fouls on Spurs 19, fouls on Heat 19Total: fouls on Spurs 118, fouls on Heat 145There was not a single game in this entire best-of-seven series where the refs called the Spurs for more fouls than the Heat. Not a single game. The ref card is moot. And moot is truly an understatement.

Come on man! You'll remove all excuses at this rate.

June 21, 2013  11:56 PM ET
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Come on man! You'll remove all excuses at this rate.

Nice avatar.

June 21, 2013  11:56 PM ET
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Come on man! You'll remove all excuses at this rate.

I actually can't tell if you lost the bet or won the best vs Twinsy.

June 21, 2013  11:57 PM ET

She has a Heat logo on her top...

June 21, 2013  11:59 PM ET

I was hoping the Spurs would win. I didn't see any signs the fix was in. Saw good calls and bad calls.

But I still go back to if the fix is in, every owner, player, league office and ref would have to be in on it

June 22, 2013  12:06 AM ET
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I was hoping the Spurs would win. I didn't see any signs the fix was in. Saw good calls and bad calls.But I still go back to if the fix is in, every owner, player, league office and ref would have to be in on it

If the NBA was fixed, New York City would have won at least one championship during David Stern's 29-year tenure.

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June 22, 2013  12:05 PM ET
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Crying and excuses does not apply in this case...the best team won.Get over it...The Spurs lost 4 times out of 7...the best team won.

Remember that time when the Heat wouldn't be able to beat the Spurs three out of four?

June 22, 2013  07:04 PM ET
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If the NBA was fixed, New York City would have won at least one championship during David Stern's 29-year tenure.

Well, he tried his best by making sure they got Patrick Ewing!

June 22, 2013  09:26 PM ET
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Remember that time when the Heat wouldn't be able to beat the Spurs three out of four?

lmao...good one...

June 22, 2013  09:31 PM ET

By the way I DON'T BELIEVE IT WAS FIXED, but there are lots of comments out there discussing that, also I had some friends of mine voice their concerns, that is why I posted this post.

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June 24, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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Oh! Now that's rich. Blame it on the refs he says.Let's count the fouls called on each team for all 7 Games of the Finals, shall we?Game 1: fouls on Spurs 12, fouls on Heat 12Game 2: fouls on Spurs 14, fouls on Heat 17Game 3: fouls on Spurs 13, fouls on Heat 21Game 4: fouls on Spurs 18, fouls on Heat 26Game 5: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 24Game 6: fouls on Spurs 21, fouls on Heat 26Game 7: fouls on Spurs 19, fouls on Heat 19Total: fouls on Spurs 118, fouls on Heat 145There was not a single game in this entire best-of-seven series where the refs called the Spurs for more fouls than the Heat. Not a single game. The ref card is moot. And moot is truly an understatement.

Looking at the amount of fouls after a game is a stupid reference. Just because the after series totals were in favor of the Spurs that does not indicate fairness. If one team was fouling more than another then fair would be shown in a one-sided foul count. So, showing the totals and saying it was not inconsistent is in all actuality dumb. Fouls totals don???t show timing or foul call consistency it is a number that when used in arguments quickly become irrelevant. The calling was as inconsistent as the scores for the entire series.

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