McDyess ejected from Game 5

May 31, 2007 Full story: Detroit Free Press 8

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is fouled by Pistons forward Antonio McDyessduring the first quarter. via Detroit Free Press

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Nathan Bickel

Bay City, MI

#1 Jun 3, 2007
The breaking point for the Pistons was game 5 when McDyees was given the boot.

What spoke volumes was the re-play of the one white haired ref immediately telling the other 2 refs what would be the official call. You can't tell me that the whole situation wasn't screwy.

If Rasheed Wallace had jumped out into the fray as mad dog LaBron James did, Rasheed would have been ejected from the game. But it is soon becoming very evident and clear that the NBA, the media and the refs have a secret love affair going on with the LaBron superstar.

Basketball is supposed to be a team sport. However, this is easily overlooked since the obvious media coverage continually mentions with over emphasis their darling poster children superstars.

As Piston fans of NBA basketball my wife and I become tired of being forced fed having to hear all about one basketball player. The media coverage of Labron James is equal to the lack of coverage by the refs. Was Labron James ever in any serious foul trouble throughout the series? No! All he has to do is charge toward the basket. If anyone of the opposition even touches him -- it is charged as a foul. He would never have scored that many points if the refs wouldn't have willingly allowed him to go to the free throw line.

How can a great team like Detroit play like a team when they are continually "put on edge" by the ref officials who give special treatment to their darling LaBron boy?

NBA basketball will only continually reduce itself as an admired sport if it continues to allow exceptions for the superstars at the expense of team play.
PistonsFan076

Northport, NY

#2 Jul 30, 2007
The referee should have given him a warning.
Deb S

Streetsboro, OH

#3 Aug 1, 2007
Nathan Bickel wrote:
The breaking point for the Pistons was

game 5 when McDyees was given the boot.
What spoke volumes was the re-play of the one white haired ref immediately telling the other 2 refs what would be the official call. You can't tell me that the whole situation wasn't screwy.
If Rasheed Wallace had jumped out into the fray as mad dog LaBron James did, Rasheed would have been ejected from the game. But it is soon becoming very evident and clear that the NBA, the media and the refs have a secret love affair going on with the LaBron superstar.
Basketball is supposed to be a team sport. However, this is easily overlooked since the obvious media coverage continually mentions with over emphasis their darling poster children superstars.
As Piston fans of NBA basketball my wife and I become tired of being forced fed having to hear all about one basketball player. The media coverage of Labron James is equal to the lack of coverage by the refs. Was Labron James ever in any serious foul trouble throughout the series? No! All he has to do is charge toward the basket. If anyone of the opposition even touches him -- it is charged as a foul. He would never have scored that many points if the refs wouldn't have willingly allowed him to go to the free throw line.
How can a great team like Detroit play like a team when they are continually "put on edge" by the ref officials who give special treatment to their darling LaBron boy?
NBA basketball will only continually reduce itself as an admired sport if it continues to allow exceptions for the superstars at the expense of team play.
IF YOU HAD been watching the Cavs this season, YOU WOULD HAVE known about all the calls that LB had called on him. Stop whinning, Pistons lost because they imploded, they are aging, and Cavs are getting better. No need to single out and name names. It's a team effort, a team win or a team loss. Neither team is perfect, nor totally bad. You drafted well, so......STOP WHINNING! Point your own finger at yourself is what I'm saying.
blabla

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Aug 2, 2007
Nathan Bickel wrote:
The breaking point for the Pistons was game 5 when McDyees was given the boot.
What spoke volumes was the re-play of the one white haired ref immediately telling the other 2 refs what would be the official call. You can't tell me that the whole situation wasn't screwy.
If Rasheed Wallace had jumped out into the fray as mad dog LaBron James did, Rasheed would have been ejected from the game. But it is soon becoming very evident and clear that the NBA, the media and the refs have a secret love affair going on with the LaBron superstar.
Basketball is supposed to be a team sport. However, this is easily overlooked since the obvious media coverage continually mentions with over emphasis their darling poster children superstars.
As Piston fans of NBA basketball my wife and I become tired of being forced fed having to hear all about one basketball player. The media coverage of Labron James is equal to the lack of coverage by the refs. Was Labron James ever in any serious foul trouble throughout the series? No! All he has to do is charge toward the basket. If anyone of the opposition even touches him -- it is charged as a foul. He would never have scored that many points if the refs wouldn't have willingly allowed him to go to the free throw line.
How can a great team like Detroit play like a team when they are continually "put on edge" by the ref officials who give special treatment to their darling LaBron boy?
NBA basketball will only continually reduce itself as an admired sport if it continues to allow exceptions for the superstars at the expense of team play.
Lebron is a tool of the media. The money that people spend on the nba jerseys for kobe lebron and all the others is just a tool to let lebron play and do all this #&#% without getting "the boot". NBA and their darling lebron can kiss my #$%
blabla

Silver Spring, MD

#5 Aug 2, 2007
Deb S wrote:
<quoted text>
IF YOU HAD been watching the Cavs this season, YOU WOULD HAVE known about all the calls that LB had called on him. Stop whinning, Pistons lost because they imploded, they are aging, and Cavs are getting better. No need to single out and name names. It's a team effort, a team win or a team loss. Neither team is perfect, nor totally bad. You drafted well, so......STOP WHINNING! Point your own finger at yourself is what I'm saying.
U know what deb. your a girl who has fallen for "darling lebon" go marry him for god sakes. but youll be eating fingernails instead of cereal.
later loser. go ahead whine your #$%#in @ss off.
Deb S

Streetsboro, OH

#6 Aug 3, 2007
So, I guess all of that jabbing and swearing means that you DIDN'T watch the Cavs all year. Flagging you would do no good. Hopefully we will eventually have a decent conversation some day.
Deb S

Streetsboro, OH

#7 Aug 3, 2007
And about LB going toward McDyess on that play after Varejao was torpedoed, I'm glad he did because he was criticized earlier in the year when Z was attacked and cut and nobody came to his defense.
PistonsFan076

Northport, NY

#8 Aug 20, 2007
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