boston_fan_ct wrote:so is it a rule if you foul 6 times you are out of the game, or is it not? if this rule results in star players being removed from the game change the rule. don't make stupid calls that impact the results of the game in crucial time just to avoid a rule you put in place.
my opinion is to keep it as is, if you allow stars to play without worrying about fouling out then it gives them a huge advantage. Giannis needs to learn to play without fouling and manage it.
It was blatantly blocking. Anyone who knows the rule and isn't a Celtics fan knew that as soon as they saw the first replay. His left foot was on the circle when Giannis jumped, and he moved his left foot to slide under Giannis when he was in the air.
There were missed calls both ways, but that's one they clearly got right (after the replay). Giannis bashed Theis in the stomach, traveled on his reverse layup, and goal-tended. Smart had a blatant lane violation on Brown's 3-point play (how do the refs miss something like that when it's literally the only thing they have to watch), elbowed DDV in the face while pretending to get the ball for an inbounds, hooked Giannis's arm in midair on a rebound attempt and dragged him to the floor, and absolutely mauled Korver on a "steal" without getting called for any of those things - not to mention dangerously sliding under Giannis in midair on the big play at the end, which the NBA should consider making a flagrant foul in the offseason.
So yeah, both guys got away with some stuff, but few players are as dirty as Smart, and that's the difference.
Wut we've got here is... faaailure... to communakate.