After a while of losing sleep while studying for finals, Batman Returns to take over his Gotham City that is TDS. All jokers/Laker fans will be banished to Arkham Asylum and subject to the punishment of my choosing. Those injustly locked up in the asylum (Williams and Thabeet) shall be sent free as my Robin and Nightwing to assist me in the fight against David Stern/Original Joker. Now, the Knight goes off in the night!
Has anyone noticed the parity in this years NBA Playoffs? The only "favorite" that will be in a Conference Finals (as of this post) is the Miami Heat. The 8th seeded Memphis Grizzles (yes I do mean "Grizzles) have a chance to be the first 8th seed to make it to the WCF and The Atlanta Hawks were just eliminated in a very entertaining six game series. Sadly, though, the team I expected to win it all this season has been sent home early ousted by the Heat in five games. In defense of the Celtics they were all hurt in some way so the Heat shouldn't feel to good about themselves. They greatest part of this year's post-season is that the Lakers were ELIMINATED! Not just eliminated, they were SWEPT by the MAVS! YES!!!!
That is not what this post is about, however. I want to know if anyone has noticed the lack of controversial officiating this year. In years past there always seemed to be some douchebagery amongst the refs towards a certain team in a certain situation. And it always seemed to be against anyone playing the Lakers or a "league favorite".
Here is what i think. I think last year as Tim Donaghy analyzed every single game of the NBA Finals in the nostalgic match-up between Boston and LA he somewhat exposed NBA officiating for what it really is, politics. He exposed all the missed calls, mistakes, make-up calls, superstar calls, reputation calls and the like. I think that The Joker/David Stern has had to respond to that somehow. His new rule about technical foul calls was supposed to be his way of screwing teams out of rings but the players have behaved themselves so that didn't work. He also knows that the moment a questionable call costs a team a victory Tim Donaghy would be the first person everyone looks for to get insight.
I am only speculating so don't take this to the presses. I hate Stern with a passion and want to expose him for the crook he really is, but without the inside scoop I can only cogitate what most of us already believe. Let's discuss.........