Thursday, May 15, 2008

If the Lakers win the NBA title it will be because the refs gave it to them

The Lakers get the most favorable calls I have ever seen. Just watching how the refs changed the game in game 5 vs the Jazz was ridiculous. Kobe and company get so many questionable calls it is unbelievable. Harpring and Millsap for the Jazz get every touch called as a foul (not saying they don't foul, just saying they get called more than they probably should). Every time Kobe blinks he gets a foul called. Last night Odom's dunk, Vujacic kicking the ball and getting a foul, Walton over Harpring in the corner, Gasol's travel (when 2 had previously been called on the Jazz). It was quite shocking the questionable calls that were made. The Lakers are good, but they are getting help from the refs.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Top Ten NBA Floppers

The top ten best or should we say worst floppers in the NBA. Make sure to check out the King of Flop. Flopping is not an art form, it looks ridiculous and is a disease taking over the NBA. This isn't European Soccer. Quit Flopping!

(This list does not mean these players are bad. For example, I love Matt Harpring and the way he plays. No one is tougher. But, he flops and fakes sometimes. That's all I'm saying)

10. Vlade Divac (even though he retired I put him on the list because I still have nightmares about his flops)

9. Vince Carter

8. Matt Harpring

7. Raja Bell

6. Derek Fisher

5. Shane Battier

4. Bruce Bowen

3. Anderson Verajao

2. Manu Ginobili

And the King of Flop is...

1. Kobe Bryant

If you have any thoughts let me know and I will continue to adjust this list. This is tough to determine because practically everyone in the NBA flops.

Players also getting votes are: Richard Hamilton, Dwayne Wade, Fabricio Oberto, Tracy McGrady, Andrei Kirilenko, Luis Scola,

Lakers, Spurs, Celtics and Pistons are all beatable

The second round of the NBA playoffs (and the 1st round for Boston) have shown the top 4 NBA teams are all beatable. The Spurs and Lakers looked awesome in the first round. But they have struggled in the 2nd round. The Jazz and Hornets are both tied with the two top West teams and 2 games a piece. For the East Boston and Detroit were head and shoulders above the other teams during the regular season but the playoffs have shown maybe things are closer than we previously thought.

I think this is the case of the opponents, Jazz, Hornets, Cavs, and Magic are all really good teams. These series are all tight and besides one defensive lapse by the Magic would all be tied up series.