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Old 04-18-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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That doesn't change the fact that they are often the beneficiary of getting preferential treatment from the refs.... hell how many times have you heard 'oh he's a rookie, he's not going to get that call'. It's pretty obvious that things aren't called down the middle in the NBA.
There is some truth to that. There is also the fact that the veterans learn what the refs will and won't call and how to draw the fouls etc.

Ever heard the phrase "crafty veteran"? That's common to all sports where the experienced players know how to milk the system.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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There is some truth to that. There is also the fact that the veterans learn what the refs will and won't call and how to draw the fouls etc.

Ever heard the phrase "crafty veteran"? That's common to all sports where the experienced players know how to milk the system.
Yes, lol but the point is the system isn't equitable. That veterans/stars know how to exploit it further adds to what I'm saying. But seriously now, surely you've seen some calls/non-calls for certain marquee players that make you question the officiating? I think we've all been down that road...
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:20 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I'm all for some series upsets if for no other reason than it makes for exciting basketball.

I almost wish they still played 5 games in the first round, it really put the feet to the fire so to speak.


It had to change so that the playoffs would be more competitive. I wonder how many championships the Bulls from the 90's would have won if the 7 game series was around back then
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:25 PM
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Let's see if the Pacers coach can earn his paycheck tonight and come up a creative to stop Derrick Rose.


One more Hour
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I hope the Hornets play just as good as they did yesterday against the Lakers. I think it's time to bring one home to the 'Easy.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Bulls 98

Pacers 87
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Carlos Boozer drives me insane. He plays soft, and smaller then he is. He constantly gets called for offensive fouls - I can live with dumb fouls to compensate for your bad defense, but on offense? Come on.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:42 PM
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So many people thought Indy wouldn't play with the same energy tonight but they are still fighting
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR -> Rocky River, OH
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It had to change so that the playoffs would be more competitive. I wonder how many championships the Bulls from the 90's would have won if the 7 game series was around back then
Good post.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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It had to change so that the playoffs would be more competitive. I wonder how many championships the Bulls from the 90's would have won if the 7 game series was around back then
wait...what? You think any of the teams the bulls beat in the first round of their title years would have somehow beat them if it was a 7 game series? A worse team has a better chance in a short series, not the other way around.
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