thebigbird wrote: Freighttrain wrote:
thebigbird wrote:I hate the current NBA. LeBron gets treated like an undrafted rookie by the refs while the likes of Trae Young gets 10 free throws a game. Once LeBron retires my NBA fandom does too.
It's so dumb if you see the amount of contact he's getting and Trae and other players get a whiff of contact and they immediately get 2 free throws. It has gotten to the point 3 point shooters are more protected than paint players. It's atrocious.
He flopped once in a game a couple weeks ago and the NBA literally issued him a warning for it. Other dudes flop 5+ times a game and the league rewards them with red carpets to the free throw line. It’s such a joke.
The problem is that LeBron flopped on defense (I guess).
Flopping on defense is a no no in Silver’s NBA. Offensive flops (on the other hand)...
The powers that be are all for that. They don’t even refer to them as flops. They give them flowery descriptions like flails, embellishments, acting jobs and sells.
You won’t hear these constant flops be called what they are because the word flop has become taboo verbiage in NBA circles.
Meanwhile all body contact against LeBron goes uncalled in the paint.
Young, Embiid, Harden and others get all types of calls. If they miss a shot or have a turnover, instant call to protect that stat line occurs. With LeBron they are now making calls the moment they see him with momentum, or in an advantageous position for a score or assist. Zero call (most nights) if he is bumped or smacked resulting in a miss or turnover.
Watch carefully, they are easy to spot.
Is this inept officiating, or an attempt at statistical manipulation? I don’t know.
What I do know is that it’s a complete and utter joke at this point.
Don't believe the hype...