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Chicago Bulls get what they expect: No flagrant foul

There are 270 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 29, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls get what they expect: No flagrant foul. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

NBA rules hit late on Brad Miller just 'personal' K.C. Johnson On the Bulls 5:47 PM CDT, April 29, 2009 Blame Michael Jordan .

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Toocram from Bethesda

Rockville, MD

#23 Apr 29, 2009
Csin6 wrote:
I thought Miller was going to start crying after 6'1" Rondo slapped him across the face. He's plain old soft. And while we're discussing guys who need their skulls cracked in game 6 (real nice Creighton), It's about time Ben Gordon gets put in his place for the soccer style dives he takes on every jump shot.
In any case, the real officiating travesty was Ray Allen fouling out last night. These Bulls are fun to watch, but they've reached the end of their playoff run.
Your comment about crying indicates that you are an idiot. Grow up
John C

Joliet, IL

#24 Apr 29, 2009
So Rondo gets his knees/ankles taken out next game - simple.

And "hok" - truly; the BEST way to get folks to have absolutely NO sympathy for you...

is to hijack an NBA thread....
Ali Thompson

Rockville, MD

#25 Apr 29, 2009
YOu guys are just mad because the celtics won. seriously. you guys are. it's not about being fair it's about winning
go bulls

United States

#26 Apr 29, 2009
bostons reign on the top will be short like leprechauns...
Dennis Johnsun

Mundelein, IL

#27 Apr 29, 2009
Hoopi wrote:
How about 2 games ago when Gordon was hammered going for a lay-up and fell from 7 feet in the air FLAT ON HIS BACK (FYI...Deng would have been out till 2020 if that happened to him).
Shameful Flagrant no-calls throughout the series.
Great and pithy true also. The mental midgets from Mass. on here who feign outrage if someone only insinuates retaliation...what a joke. That's why the Bulls need to fill one, maybe two roster spots with character and body types I'd describe as a cross between K-Mart, Perkins, and Davis. The Bullies don't have one bonafide enforcer, and that is what pro-ball has gotten to. If the ownership, coach and everyone else on the bench don't have the guts to support a team-mate when they are mugged by an opposing team gorilla, it is time for the roster to be adjusted. Most of the Bulls players will walk or run the opposite direction when assailed or confronted; we need at least one or two guys who aren't going to be intimidated. Norm Van Lier is rolling in his grave and had been agitated for the last several years; there isn't one guy on this team and hasn't been who's ready to put it all on the line. The knock-down has always been a fair tactic when the opponent flashes the intimidation factor like Rondo did last night. I insist that our Sissy GM Paxson make that a priority and remove guys like Deng as quickly as possible. Hey, Sheed will be available from the Pistons; he would certainly be a step in the right direction. If not, I say go after Artest. If the Bulls had either of those two guys now, this series would already have been over with the Bulls waiting for their next opponent.

Cicero, IL

#28 Apr 29, 2009
it was a flagrant foul, end of story
The Spirit of NVL

Chicago, IL

#30 Apr 29, 2009
So Boston wants to play DOC ball. Cool!!

Rondo is just lucky that he wasn't playing in the NBA during my time because if he tried that junk with me,he'd be picking up his teeth with broken hands.

I'll tell you what....he better watch himself driving to the bucket. He might just end up in the third row.
I can't wait to hear the abuse he's going to get from the Bulls fans everytime he touches the rock.

And KG - Your dumb ass couldn't even lead Farragut to a state title when you lived here so sit your gimpy, ugly butt down before I take a chair to your knees like I did to Sidney Wicks.

Tired of getting screwed

Streator, IL

#31 Apr 29, 2009
There's no doubt the officals screwed the Bulls. It's about time the league gets rid of officals who are too affraid to call a good game.
These guy's are paid a lot of money and they are terrible. Get rid of them.

Export, PA

#33 Apr 29, 2009
The Bulls say everything nice, but we all know what they know: the Bulls got ripped. The officials didn't have the stones to call the foul in Boston on the mighty Celts. And, even more gutless were the league officials who didn't want to go back on what their game officials had done (or not done). Even though we missed our chances, the right call would have given us the opportunity we deserved to win. Instead we had a woozy player shoot free throws just to tie. Same old same old from the NBA.

Mount Pleasant, SC

#34 Apr 29, 2009
I can't even watch basketball because the officiating is so biased. You cannot tell me that some officials aren't on the take. Isn't one in jail because of it? And its been nicely hushed up by the NBA.

Phoenix, AZ

#35 Apr 29, 2009
Look I am a fan of everything Chicago sports, however I am not a Bulls fan. The outrage here is palpable, however over on the Boston blogs it is as well. Fans of both teams appear to believe that their team is being wronged and I cannot possibly agree more. It is tough to call a flagrant foul with 2.0 seconds left, but at the very least the Bulls had a chance to tie and they just bricked the FT. I do not hear to much complaining about the foul call when Gordon was lining up for the 3 and his foot was out of bounds. The Celtics had a clear path foul, when they were up by 2 in the previous game. There have been brutal calls for both teams throughout, and inconsistencies as well, however if you look at FT attempts up to this point the Bulls have taken 13 more than Boston. I am not sure the refs are helping the C's as most believe they are. Whatever, the game tomorrow ought to be very physical but I hope that it does not turn into a brawl. As for all those KG haters out there, if he played for the Bulls you would all love him.

just my .02

Davenport, FL

#36 Apr 29, 2009
If there are no flagrant fouls, just let us know. The Bulls not give the fouls to Allen, the refs did, Perkins was called for no fouls, by the refs. Boston all series has use moving screens to get the old men, Allen and Pierce open, they need to be called. I could go on and on. The truth is Mr. Stern's league is in trouble for cheating refs, lousy calls and a cavalier system of promoting groups of stars, who are not really stars. People get turned off and the end of the game makes it impossible to put out a fair product. Don't bitch David when people turn you and your league off.

Skokie, IL

#37 Apr 29, 2009
Toocram from Bethesda wrote:
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Your comment about crying indicates that you are an idiot. Grow up
Still jealous of the love of Chicago and the world for THE BULLS.
B plate

Baldwin, WI

#38 Apr 29, 2009
the point was made on KFAN in Mpls if B. Miller did that to Rondo was the same call made ?? The consensus was No It was a Flagrant 2 Gotta over come it and get it to a 1 game series!! Hope the Cavs sweep the Celtics if the Bulls don't win the series

Cicero, IL

#39 Apr 29, 2009
i can hear the "rondo sucks" chants at the united center already

Naperville, IL

#40 Apr 29, 2009
The Bulls lost the game because they blew the lead - they know it and the fans know it.

I would say that the NBA lost their credibility by having officials adjust the calls to fit the situation, but we all know that ship sailed a LONG time ago. Maybe they should set up ropes in the corners so guys can fly off of them for more spectacular fouls? It's very popular in pro wrestling, I hear.
One if by Land

United States

#41 Apr 29, 2009
AZBearsfan, you make great points. But, to answer your question; the NBA wants to see LeBron knock out the Celtics. If they fail at that, they want the money shot: LA vs. Boston.

Burlington, IL

#42 Apr 29, 2009
Last game really made me hate the Celtics. I hope we beat the hell out of them tomorrow and go up to Boston and get ready for Orlando. KG out there screaming and jumping like such an idiot. I'd take out Rondo in the first quarte with a really hard foul.

United States

#43 Apr 29, 2009

Hoffman Estates, IL

#44 Apr 29, 2009
Csin6 wrote:
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RIGHT ON! Rose or Gordon should hard foul Perk as he goes to the hoop. That would really show 'em. Of course Perk, unlike "deer in the headlights" Miller would probably make it a three point play, and soccer flopping Gordon would might re-"injure" his hammy on the play. Better to just let them play basketball.
I can only imagine what would happen if Rayban Bondo was driving to the basket and Miller clocked him in the mouth and knocked out his tooth. You'd probably be so upset you'd crap in your diapers.

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