The unthinkable happened in last night’s Pacers victory over Miami – LeBron James was whistled for SIX fouls.
He collected a technical foul to boot.
There were bad calls on both teams.
After the game James discussed, in detail, three plays in which he didn’t believe he committed a foul.
You can ‘t blame the guy. He’s been coddled by officials for years.
CBS Sports Ken Berger has an interesting take on the game:
I know everybody hates the referees and, to be honest, this game was not a career highlight for Crawford, Rodney Mott and Derrick Stafford. But in these flop-tastic NBA playoff games, the officials have a lot to overcome, too. They have to overcome 47 minutes of players trying to trick them into getting calls wrong and then are expected to be perfect when it matters.
Just look at this absurd double-flop involving James and David West:
The NBA’s anti-flopping policy is an epic failure and it should surprise no one. The league lets dozens of obvious flops slide before handing out a measly $5,000 fine.
Adam Silver’s #1 priority upon taking over the commissioner’s
chair throne from David Stern must be to abolish the flopping.
Whatever it takes.