If you wanna look at it like that then Blake should've fouled out the first half and that last play should've been called an offensive foul on Blake playing as an offensive lineman but the refs didn't call that offensive foul because then all the clippers players and fans would've been crying even more. At the end of the day THIS WOULDNT HAVE HAPPENED IF THE CLIPPERS EXECUTED with 47 seconds left
That's why its all about consistency.
The more consistent the NBA becomes with officiating games (whether its a star player or not), the better the league will be. These refs make a pretty penny, so I would expect consistent, correct calls being made.
If you just pay close attention to the way a lot of games are officiated, you will see how the NBA just lacks consistency. Whether its one team getting 15 FT's in one quarter, but the other team not getting the same calls. A call not being made on the other end, so they decide to award a team the next time there is a mistake.
Anybody remember when Durant ran flat over Conley and there was NO CALL at all? Then, right after that, Marc Gasol blatantly kicked the ball and there was NO CALL? That was the refs making up for their mistake by not calling that easy charge on Durant. You just can't do that.
I'm not blaming the refs as to why the Clippers lost the game. I know why the Clippers lost the game. But, its just funny when people act like everything is clear as day in the NBA when its not.
Man, every single damn year, people start blaming refs for ****.
The same refs from November. The same players, coaches, teams, owners, league. All of it.
But EVERY single year, come playoff time, everyone wants to point fingers, and examine call after call.
Does that not get old to you?
No, really, I'm asking you. You have your "inside source" who of course knows all these "truths" and the rest of the world is just head in the clouds or some ****. But in 2014, they can't air it all out? He can just tell you information?
Refs got nothing to do with it. They are such a minor detail in a 48 minute game. They can surely make a call that "changes" things, but unless they flat out eject someone in the first quarter, they aren't really doin anything.
The other night I was laughin cuz they called back to back fouls on LeBron. Did he have to come out? Did he have to retire? Did it do anything other than make him run around with his arms in the air?
No. It's just calls. Or non calls.
Stop blaming refs.
*saves for 2015 playoff time, when same convo of course reappears*