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    NBA apologizes again.

    With one second remaining in overtime of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket. The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul with Johnson receiving two free throws.
    Source: http://www.nba.com/official/

    Video: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/or...nba/index.html

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    Wonder how many other teams have received apologies from the league this year, and how many have received two, with half the schedule still to play out. Should Stern be talking to the refs?

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    If I'm BC I'd be raising hell on behalf of the players, coach, and fans. Because I am livid as sh!t over this. Unreal that it can KEEP happening to us. To me it's the cemented proof that we are not getting the calls. I sincerely feel that if this were the Lakers, it would happen once, Kobe would make a stink on every network, he'd have a shared interview with Lance Armstrong on Oprah. Not us poor Canadian non-stars.

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    Quote pillowmint wrote: View Post
    If I'm BC I'd be raising hell on behalf of the players, coach, and fans. Because I am livid as sh!t over this. Unreal that it can KEEP happening to us. To me it's the cemented proof that we are not getting the calls. I sincerely feel that if this were the Lakers, it would happen once, Kobe would make a stink on every network, he'd have a shared interview with Lance Armstrong on Oprah. Not us poor Canadian non-stars.

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    agreed

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    I don't think anything like this has happened to any team in any sport in the history of professional sports. maybe the NBA is trying to get Canadians to hate basketball so they can have a 3rd team in new York hah

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    honestly thou what a joke, 2 games now wow

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    It's not like Cuban's antics helped (against Danny Crawford e.g.).

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    They should apologize for the crazy calls and missed calls against the Nets also. It's getting hard to watch games now, know anytime we have a lead going into final half or so, calls are going to be racked up. Crazy!

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    Make that 3 games.. I know the raps shouldn't of given up a lead doesn't mean you can push a guy outta bounds and not get called for it..

    realistically we won't make the playoffs by 5 games or so, and some how we'll end up with the 1st pick, but of course it's a soft draft so we won't even care.

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    The NBA is a fucking joke now. David Stern and his marketing team - have allocated certain teams as perennial patsy's.

    6-7 block/charge calls a game can change the outcome of 95% of the games.

    "favored" teams get scheduling advantages - picking up tough teams after back to back or on tail end of 3/4nights.

    The league is 'fixed' and if you cry foul like Greg Pop did you get draconian $250,000 fine.

    David Stern = Vince McMahon

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    There is no question that if Lebron was driving on that play the refs would have not only made the call, they would have helped him up, shined his shoes and bought him dinner

    One of the main reasons why it's so tough for us is because the refs can use players like Amir to make ridiculous calls and no one cares

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    Both apologies were for game-deciding calls, no? That does stink like shit. The Raptors would be in ninth place in the East if not for these two oopsi-daisies. That's not very professional. The league should have to compensate teams for demonstrably blown game-deciding calls, like more balls in the lottery or something of value.

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    Quote Beagle wrote: View Post
    Both apologies were for game-deciding calls, no? That does stink like shit. The Raptors would be in ninth place in the East if not for these two oopsi-daisies. That's not very professional. The league should have to compensate teams for demonstrably blown game-deciding calls, like more balls in the lottery or something of value.
    actually this is not necessarily true. Raptors were down by 1 on each erroneous call, which doesn't mean the Raptors would have won each game if not for the call. The Raps would have received foul shots, but that doesn't mean all would have been hit.

    The Raps may have won both games, or won one of two, or sent both games into over time and won or loss, or straight out lossed both.

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    Oh, you nit-picker...

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    Why do they even have video replay?

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    i think the bigger blown call was that tip ball that was apparently out on us. ed touches it, noah loses a handle but clearly tries to pass to the open boozer and threw it 5 rows deep. i guess ed has a super poke that can make the ball go 50 feet.

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    So do we getanother apology for last night? Of course Calderon went full retard on the inbound, but that was a clear foul.

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    We Canadians really need to stop being polite to the American refs.

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    Quote d749 wrote: View Post
    i think the bigger blown call was that tip ball that was apparently out on us. ed touches it, noah loses a handle but clearly tries to pass to the open boozer and threw it 5 rows deep. i guess ed has a super poke that can make the ball go 50 feet.
    except Amir admitted to touching the ball on that play so........

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    Quote Craiger wrote: View Post
    except Amir admitted to touching the ball on that play so........
    Which I found very frustrating, because judging by the replay, it was likely going to be Raptors ball. God damn Amir!

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