Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda!
Then they should release a statement about the other ****ing calls they missed.
"admits?" Do they need to admit something that was in plain sight?
It was a blown no-call. It happens, and life goes on. The Pacers have been on the good end of it this season as often as they've been on the bad. People just tend to only notice the calls that go against them and ignore the favorable ones. It generally evens out for everyone.
Last edited by Kstat; 01-21-2012 at 04:45 PM.
anyone with eyes can see thats a kicked ball
To their credit, I thought the GSW announcers handled it very professionally. They cut the refs a little slack and maintained that bad breaks are part of the game.
I was impressed they both saw the kicked ball in real time, without the benefit of replay.
I guess I'm not sure why a press release is necessary. There are missed calls all the time, many of them in the closing seconds.
Did the NBA ever admit that the ref screwed up the LJ 4 point play foul?
To be honest, that looks like a weak intentional kick, since Monta bounced it off George's foot to begin with.
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bet we get the shaft now for a good chunk of the upcoming games. no ref will want to be called out by the league on close calls so we're bound to get screwed somehow for this.
Not every foul was called last night. Calls are missed, oh well. We came out on the right side of this one.
Where was the press release after the Deng travel on Christmas Day at LA? It led to the Rose game winner. Blown calls are just an element to the game.
Man seems like we spit against the wind all the time damn get a win and now it's a blown call whatever put a star in g3's position nothing said u can take that to the bank
The NBA admitted the LJ 4 point play was the wrong call later that summer. after the playoffs were over. Cost us a probable trip to the finals, it was a little more important than a game in the first 1/4 of a regular season. That will sting forever.
If Hill did it intentionally he was sure sneaky good about it. In fast motion it's near impossible to tell IMO.
Last edited by Hoop; 01-21-2012 at 06:02 PM.
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I can't believe they made a official release on their lame referee non-call.
Personally, I think it was a heck of a play and he dribbled it onto his foot to begin with, just Hill's response was incredible to pick his foot up as the ball hit it, which made it appear he kicked it. So after replay, the NBA still got it wrong!
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I guess what hurts the most about this is that they choose this instance , which happens to be the Pacers. There are many blown calls especially in the closing seconds, but the NBA didn't release a statement about them.
Why didn't they also admit Lee's basketball interference?
...actually, the NBA releases statements about a lot of critical bad calls. It's just that nobody here notices.
If George had nailed his feet to the floor there and they hadn't moved at all, that ball still would have hit his feet.
Saying it's a "soccer play" is something of an overstatement, I think. It was a bad dribble by Monta.
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That said, it was absolutely a violation, and if George's foot hadn't been kicking upward (intentional or not, who knows), that ball most likely rolls right off his foot and out of bounds about 15 feet backcourt.