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Any doubt David Stern will screw us again?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by sydmill, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. sydmill

    sydmill Member

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    As of now we are in the 8th and final slot for the playoffs. We lead the lakers by 3 games. Does anyone feel its a foregone conclusion that stern and co. will do whatever they cando get kobe, dwight, and nash into our detriment? How hard would it be for the league to instruct the officials to swallow their whistles when harden drives at crucial times to impact 3 or 4 possible wins for us? Am i crazy or does anyone else see this coming?
     
  2. Shaud

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    I don't see it happening.

    If the Lakers do make the playoffs we won't be one of the teams out.
     
  3. danoman

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    I don't think so, if he does we will be loaded to make trades in the off season.
     
  4. JayGoogle

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    Again. Look at Utah.

    If I am Stern and I am 'fixing' games to make sure a team wins and gets into the playoffs I am looking at Utah.

    Houston has been one of the more exciting teams to watch the entire year (you even have guys on ESPN now saying they'd like to see them in a series) has Lin & Harden.

    If I'm Stern then I'd just drop Utah down.
     
  5. fallenphoenix

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    judging by the refs the last 2 games for houston i wouldn't be surprised if he has his refs hinder utah, houston and golden state
     
  6. across110thstreet

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    a Rockets win tonight pushes the 3.5 game lead to 4.

    it's in the Rockets hands
     
  7. Come_Again?!

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    Well Kobe did say they "will" make the playoffs...
     
  8. onreego

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    The lakers making the playoffs and possibly winning a chip after losing their beloved owner? A tribute to that owner and Kobes 6th to put him next to the great MJ? Psh, who would like that story...

    The nba, where marketing happens.
     
  9. JayGoogle

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    Haha. Seems to happen in the NFL a lot too.
     
  10. WinkFan

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    The Lakers have won 10 of their last 14. They're getting in. It's just a question of whether GS, Utah, or Houston gets knocked out.
     
  11. across110thstreet

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    I really don't think it's a given. they have also won 10 out of their last 18 if you want to look at their inconsistency.

    but this is about whether Stern will fix it so, to which I do not believe...
     
  12. J Sizzle

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    Another conspiracy theorist....
     
  13. jtr

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    Black NATO helicopters are on the horizon ...
     
  14. RV6

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    No. Harden's emergence is bringing into light another superstar the NBA really needed. Now that these guys are all joining forces, some aren't putting up big numbers. Harden is making the NBA a ton of money, especially as a Rocket.
     
  15. utgrad97

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    Lakers may be on a little streak, but in there last 25% of games they are beating a SOS of .491 by .67 points.

    Meaning they are barely beating below average teams.

    By the same regard the Rockets are beating a SOS of .526 by 8.27 points.

    Like has been stated earlier in this thread if the Lakers make the playoffs it will not be at the expense of the Rockets.
     
  16. robrhodes

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    It sure felt like it with the way the game was called last night.
     
  17. pippendagimp

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    not only last night's game, but the one @SAC was heavily officiated against houston in the 4thQ as well
     
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  20. WNBA

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    Rockets will get into the lottery again but leave with a top #3 pick. not bad
     

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