View Full Version : Lakers v Celtics AGAIN NBA Rigged?
05-20-2010, 02:32 AM
Is anyone else tired of this match up? Is the NBA rigged for these 2 teams to win all the time? Combined 32 Championships and looks like 33 this year. The past 30 years only 5 other teams have one a NBA Championship and those were
Spurs-had David Robinson go down to injury and get #1 pick the next year to draft the best PF ever and one of the best coaches Popovich
Bulls-had the best player ever in MJ
Pistons-LA was hurt to win championship, 2nd Abdul-Jabbar retirement, 3rd Karl Malone can't win a championship
Heat-Shaq and Dwade
Rockets-No MJ and Hakeem
Also only 14 other teams in 60 years have won a NBA Championship. Can someone disprove this?
05-20-2010, 06:42 AM
Rigged? With a history like this, I cannot disprove it :g:
05-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Tim Donaghy and the refs are the tool that the NBA uses to rigg these games. These crazy fines for even talking about how bad the officiating should be very suspect. Congress should investigate the NBA. Basketball is the only sport that the refs have the most control over the outcome of a game. The Kings v Lakers series is the best way of showing how the NBA is rigged.
Allegations against the NBA
On June 10, 2008, Donaghy's attorney filed a court document alleging, among other things, that Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings was fixed by two referees. The letter states that Donaghy "learned from Referee A that Referees A and F wanted to extend the series to seven games. Tim knew Referees A and F to be 'company men', always acting in the interest of the NBA, and that night, it was in the NBA's interest to add another game to the series." The Lakers won Game 6, attempting 18 more free throws than the Kings in the fourth quarter, and went on to win the 2002 NBA Finals. The teams were not named, but the Western Conference Finals was the only seven-game series that year. The document claimed that Donaghy told federal agents that to increase television ratings and ticket sales, "top executives of the NBA sought to manipulate games using referees". It also said that NBA officials would tell referees to not call technical fouls on certain players, and states that a referee was privately reprimanded by the league for ejecting a star player in the first quarter of a January 2000 game. Stern denied the accusations, calling Donaghy a "singing, cooperating witness".
I don't know, I'm not saying rigging has happened, but the two biggest names in the NBA right now are Lebron and Kobe, why haven't they tried to do something to get those two in a finals matchup for the past two years? That would certainly give them the biggest ratings boost.
05-20-2010, 10:51 AM
07-Lakers sucked and no Paul, Spurs previous champions beat Cavs in Finals
08-LA-Boston-Boston wins and Beats Cavs
09-LA wins-Orlando beats Cavs Trying to make Howard the new Shaq?
10-LA- Boston- Boston beats Cavs
So last 4 years, Boston beats Cavs twice to make Finals. LA is terrible in 07 when Cavs make Finals. NBA didn't care who made it in 09 Final againts LA. NBA wanted a New Shaq.
05-23-2010, 01:49 PM
At times it makes me wonder too, but the way the Celts and Lakers are WAXING the Magic and Suns makes this year seem on the up and up. i mean, if Dwight Howard's momma was officiating they couldnt beat Boston.
05-24-2010, 12:19 AM
Watch yourself,you might get a $10,000 fine sent to you by mail from Stern himself.
05-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Celtics made it, LA just has to win 1 more.....Im going to become a Boston/Bobcats fan from now on.
05-29-2010, 04:11 PM
its the 2nd time theyve matched up in like the last 25 years..
I'm glad the Celtics are there because they play real basketball unlike the Magic and don't just ride one superstar like the Cavs. I don't like the Lakers because I can't stand their "fans"
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