• Re: If the NBA is scripted...

    From Michael Falkner@21:1/5 to JGibson on Mon Jun 12 21:02:20 2023
    On Monday, June 12, 2023 at 8:16:28 PM UTC-7, JGibson wrote:
    did their writers go on strike, too? 4-1 over Minnesota, 4-2 over Phoenix, 4-0 over the Lakers, and 4-1 over Miami for the Denver Nuggets is not a very good script.

    Not really, no. But Adam Silver has tried to reduce at least the perception of the NBA being rigged.

    Mike (While Roger Goodell has taken the NFL the other direction.)

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  • From JGibson@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 12 20:16:26 2023
    did their writers go on strike, too? 4-1 over Minnesota, 4-2 over Phoenix, 4-0 over the Lakers, and 4-1 over Miami for the Denver Nuggets is not a very good script.

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  • From The NOTBCS Guy@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jun 13 07:54:17 2023
    did their writers go on strike, too? 4-1 over Minnesota, 4-2 over Phoenix, 4-0 over the Lakers, and 4-1 over Miami for the Denver Nuggets is not a very good script.
    Not really, no. But Adam Silver has tried to reduce at least the perception of the NBA being rigged.

    The NBA is not rigged.
    (remembers that his oldest brother hasn't covered the NBA for an NBA team's home newspaper - well, what was then its home newspaper - in something like a decade now, so there's no need to protect anybody any more)
    The NBA is not rigged.
    (watches a highlight of the Knicks winning a playoff game by Ewing get away with a four-step layup)
    Er, can I get back to you on that?

    Besides, the way the Nuggets played in game 5, you were think they were ordered by the league to extend the series...too bad the Heat played pretty worse in the fourth quarter.

    Also, you're missing the obvious story: Nikola Jokic. Supposedly, nobody saw him getting drafted, as it was in the second round and whoever was covering the draft was showing a Taco Bell commercial at the time. Okay, he's the fifth player from Serbia to
    get a ring, but still...

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  • From Ken Olson@21:1/5 to The NOTBCS Guy on Tue Jun 13 19:20:20 2023
    On 6/13/2023 10:54 AM, The NOTBCS Guy wrote:

    did their writers go on strike, too? 4-1 over Minnesota, 4-2 over Phoenix, 4-0 over the Lakers, and 4-1 over Miami for the Denver Nuggets is not a very good script.
    Not really, no. But Adam Silver has tried to reduce at least the perception of the NBA being rigged.

    The NBA is not rigged.
    (remembers that his oldest brother hasn't covered the NBA for an NBA team's home newspaper - well, what was then its home newspaper - in something like a decade now, so there's no need to protect anybody any more)
    The NBA is not rigged.
    (watches a highlight of the Knicks winning a playoff game by Ewing get away with a four-step layup)
    Er, can I get back to you on that?

    Besides, the way the Nuggets played in game 5, you were think they were ordered by the league to extend the series...too bad the Heat played pretty worse in the fourth quarter.

    Also, you're missing the obvious story: Nikola Jokic. Supposedly, nobody saw him getting drafted, as it was in the second round and whoever was covering the draft was showing a Taco Bell commercial at the time. Okay, he's the fifth player from Serbia
    to get a ring, but still...

    Do the NBA refs ever call traveling on anyone?
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  • From Michael Falkner@21:1/5 to Ken Olson on Tue Jun 13 17:46:51 2023
    On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4:20:26 PM UTC-7, Ken Olson wrote:

    Do the NBA refs ever call traveling on anyone?

    In general practice, no.

    Mike

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  • From Eric Ramon@21:1/5 to Ken Olson on Tue Jun 13 20:47:02 2023
    On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4:20:26 PM UTC-7, Ken Olson wrote:

    Do the NBA refs ever call traveling on anyone?
    --

    I stopped believing in the NBA when Isaiah Thomas got an inbound pass near his own basket, started walking upcourt with the ball in his hand while he chatted with the referee, took about 4 steps then finally started dribbling and that was "ok". Must have
    been 1992 or so.

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  • From Con Reeder, unhyphenated American@21:1/5 to JGibson on Wed Jun 14 11:07:54 2023
    On 2023-06-13, JGibson <james.m.gibson@gmail.com> wrote:
    did their writers go on strike, too? 4-1 over Minnesota, 4-2 over
    Phoenix, 4-0 over the Lakers, and 4-1 over Miami for the Denver
    Nuggets is not a very good script.

    The refs did their part. Miami was mugging the Nuggets and they swallowed
    their whistles. Wasn't enough, though.

    --
    "Systemic Racism' is such a perfect Marxist formulation. It
    delegitimizes an entire society without blaming anyone in particular,
    so it generates little opposition. It signifies everything and nothing simultaneously. It can't be proven or disproven. It's genius
    propaganda. -- Noah Pollak

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  • From Michael Falkner@21:1/5 to unhyphenated American on Thu Jun 15 15:10:20 2023
    On Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 4:07:57 AM UTC-7, Con Reeder, unhyphenated American wrote:

    The refs did their part. Miami was mugging the Nuggets and they swallowed their whistles. Wasn't enough, though.

    I think I saw about two minutes of The Finals, saw at least six uncalled fouls, including at least two Flagrant 1's, and shut it off.

    Mike

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