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    NBA, a league of honor

    Even if 25% of this is true, it is horrible for this league. Something that everyone always accused this league of, could be true afterall.

    Excerpts From The Book The NBA Doesn't Want You To Read - Tim Donaghy - Deadspin



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    I'm sure it is true.

    During the beginning of Lebron's 3rd year in the leaugue he fouled out of a game. Skip Bayless commented the next day that Lebron wouldn't foul out of a game the rest of his career and that the NBA would not allow it.

    I don't think he has. I also don't think Kobe has fouled out of a game the last 3 years except a game that went into 2 OT's.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    I have always had doubts after that '02 Western conf finals series. That had screwjob written all over it.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    I've said it before and I'll say it again and again, the NBA is a complete joke. I'm sure there is a lot of truth to that book.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Of course, I expect to hear the whole "He's just a desperate guy trying to make a buck" speil first thing in the morning.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    The NBA is becoming to basketball, what WWE is to wrestling.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Reading this makes you sick... I wouldn't think that everything there is true though.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Reason 1,223,378 I ******* hate the NBA.


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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    This is just embarrassing. I wonder what Stern is going to say about this?


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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    I dont think most people doubt this. I love watching college basketball, but get nothing from nba games. And the season is way too damn long.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    I love how so many people are quick to jump all over the NBA for this and give a free pass to other sports

    You don't think MLB umps do similiar things? Did anyone watch game 2 of the Yanks and Twins and not think something was fishy in that game?

    MLB has a bad steroid problem. NBA now has a problem with bad refs.

    NBA players fight and they are thugs. MLB players charge the mound and it is awesome. NFL players fight also and it is awesome. Same for hockey

    NBA is much better to watch the last couple years IMO. The great ones still get a ton of calls but they don't get the Jordan treatment either



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Im not a big MLB fan either.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    The great ones still get a ton of calls but they don't get the Jordan treatment either
    I don't get too fired up about it. I would not be surprised to have officials from all the major sports say something similar to what Donaghy is saying.

    However, they don't get the "Jordan treatment"? Really? Watch Kobe follow through into the defender's face, or better yet LeBron's crab dribble? Which is legal now....



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    I don't get too fired up about it. I would not be surprised to have officials from all the major sports say something similar to what Donaghy is saying.

    However, they don't get the "Jordan treatment"? Really? Watch Kobe follow through into the defender's face, or better yet LeBron's crab dribble? Which is legal now....
    No doubt they get calls. I won't argue that. Lebron is the worst right now. He gets away with a lot.

    But they don't compare to MJ. MJ used to get foul calls after his shot hit the rim and missed.



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    Re: NBA, a league of honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I love how so many people are quick to jump all over the NBA for this and give a free pass to other sports

    You don't think MLB umps do similiar things? Did anyone watch game 2 of the Yanks and Twins and not think something was fishy in that game?

    MLB has a bad steroid problem. NBA now has a problem with bad refs.

    NBA players fight and they are thugs. MLB players charge the mound and it is awesome. NFL players fight also and it is awesome. Same for hockey

    NBA is much better to watch the last couple years IMO. The great ones still get a ton of calls but they don't get the Jordan treatment either
    You think the same thing doesn't happen in college? May I remind you of "missed FT-3pt-FT"? Or just about any SEC football game this year?


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