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08:07 AM ET 02.20 | Jason Terry was hit with a flagrant foul after, by his own admission, running into Jeremy Lin with 4:45 left in the first quarter. From there, the Knicks scored the next 15 points to complete a 17-0 run on the way to a 104-97 victory over the Mavericks. Terry, though, is hoping the NBA will rescind the flagrant foul. ... Terry was asked if Lin was receiving special treatment from referees. "I don't necessarily think it was a special treatment," Terry said. "I just think they called it on emotions. Once they heard the reaction of the crowd, then they made the call. That call didn't necessarily win or lose the game for either team, and that's just part of the game."

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February 20, 2012  08:22 AM ET

It's called Lin-ament.

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February 20, 2012  08:58 AM ET

*sighs* That was a foul for one. Second, we all know the NBA Referees favor the stars. Is this new? Really? We see it in the games, former referees say NBA officials tell them to favor certain teams and star players. There is no doubt the NBA's refs are some of the most biased in pro sports if not the most.
Lin is a rising star so yes, the referees will start calling things his way. Like they do Durant, Kobe, Paul, Rose, Dirk, LeBrick, etc.

February 20, 2012  09:00 AM ET

oh boy, this is certainly news if true. What is this Lin-Rules? This is the biggest complement since the great ones, "Jordan Rules"!

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February 20, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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If players don't want to be called for flagrant fouls, they shouldn't commit them. Terry's play wasn't even in the vicinity of the ball.

Thats WHY it was a flagrant foul..he tried to basically run thru Lin. *shrugs*

GO KNICKS!

February 20, 2012  09:24 AM ET

The mavs did not lose because of officiating, they lost because the Knicks beat them outright.

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February 20, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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JGB, there hasn't been one thread on Kyries awesome NBA debut. But 2 days running there has been threads about LBJ coming back to Cleveland. WTH?

The newspapers, media, all of it are really designed to get money and/or attention. Kyrie Irving isn't drawing much fan interest outside of Cleveland. That's how it works.

February 20, 2012  09:27 AM ET

So the headline poses a question that contains its own answer in terms of editorial bias. When Terry is asked the question - forming the actual meat of the story - he says, "No," messing with the bias of the question, but not preventing the editors from putting it out there anyway. Editorial "journalism" at its finest.

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February 20, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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The newspapers, media, all of it are really designed to get money and/or attention. Kyrie Irving isn't drawing much fan interest outside of Cleveland. That's how it works.

If Irving was winning 8 in a row, yes, he will be discussed. Yes I agree in ny the media is much more but winning gets u noticed. Scoring and losing does not

February 20, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Damn, thanks for explaining that to me. I had no idea, WOW!

yea, and not to mention the Cavs rarely are on national TV this season too. Thast just plain wrong...

 
February 20, 2012  09:33 AM ET

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