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And it doesn't matter that disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy has all the credibility of an oil company executive explaining how much his corporation is trying to hold down gasoline prices. Full Story
spy

Baltimore, MD

#1 Jun 12, 2008
Just another reason many people do not watch the NBA,,,,,,,,,,I often wonder how they stay in business..........
JTR

Riverdale, MD

#2 Jun 12, 2008
The only folks who watch are folks who live their lives cheating and working the system. That's why they love the NBA. It reminds them of themselves.
Gus Smegma

Finksburg, MD

#3 Jun 12, 2008
When the referees start calling "walking" violations their credibility will enjoy an upswing.

Further, can someone explain how such a thing as "hand checking" can even exist in a sport that is supposedly a "non-contact" one?

NBA = J-O-K-E!!!!!!!!
oriole rudy

United States

#5 Jun 12, 2008
The NBA has all the credability of pro wrestling.What Tiger Woods said about hockey should apply to the NBA who cares?And to Tiger himself who can watch him He's about as exciting as watching the grass grow.
Cowboy

Valley Center, CA

#6 Jun 12, 2008
NBA commissioner David Stern needs to stop smiling and take action against officials especially the likes of Joe Crawford. As a fan, I'd appreciate action(s) taken on Crawford who officiated over the San Antonio Spurs - Los Angeles Lakers series and as everyone knows this is not the first run-in he’s had with the Spurs. In game four of the series Crawford should have called a foul against Derek Fisher who was guarding Brent Barry, the league even acknowledged the fact, yet as of today I haven’t heard of any fines or punishment being imposed on Crawford, as a matter of fact he’s officiated the last championship game against the Lakers and the Boston Celtics. This type of crap is what’s been going in the NBA and it’s attributed to none other than Stern, so to him I say, “David Stern get off your fat ass and clean up your mess because it all starts at the top.”

“Baltimore Fan Forever”

Since: Jun 08

Greensboro, NC

#7 Jun 12, 2008
The NBA died many years ago.
Bob

Washington, DC

#8 Jun 12, 2008
If you think for 1 second that tim is the only offical that was betting or fixing games then you are in severe denial.I know that he is trying to get a better sentence for himself but i bet some of those things he is saying are very crediable.David Stern is just covering all this bull crap up to save the league's image.
Humm

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jun 12, 2008
JTR wrote:
The only folks who watch are folks who live their lives cheating and working the system. That's why they love the NBA. It reminds them of themselves.
This has to be the most stupidest thing I have every heard anyone say you should really be proud of yourself you moron!!!
Attila the Hon

United States

#10 Jun 12, 2008
NCBirdfan wrote:
The NBA died many years ago.
It was either in 1973 when Abe Pollin (pardon my language) ripped the Bullets out of Baltimore and plopped them down in suburban Washington or 1984 when Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, the last of the BALTIMORE Bullets, retired as an active player.

Since: Jul 07

Elkton, MD

#11 Jun 12, 2008
The NBA hasnt been a thing since the 1980s when the real Lakers, Celtics, Pistons and 76ers mattered.
Gino

Portland, OR

#12 Jun 12, 2008
"Nothing last forever is a true statement, however plan to have the San Antonio Spurs in the hunt for another championship next year and most likely the following year and with the emergence of Tony Parker they are only going to get better. So if you believe that the Spurs are a boring team, please plan accordingly, guaranteed theyll be back!!"

Cowboy 2007

Hey Cowboy,

Like I said last year the spurs are done.
I cant believe your making excuses for that pathetic effort against the Lakers. Either way Boston's gonna win, so what the hell does it matter.

Beat L.A.,

Gino
MIke

Lanham, MD

#13 Jun 13, 2008
David Stern = Vince McMahon

The NBA used to be great...But one bad decision after another has washed away all credibility. The day they started letting 18 year olds play the league became a joke. Not only did it destroy the quality of play in the NBA but in the college game as well. NO great players play more than 2-3 years, so the talent pool is thinned out and the skills have dimished. For every Kobe, KG, and TMac there are 5 Kwame Browns.

Why are players like Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Manu, coming out of Europe and elsewhere?? Who ever would have thought that the USA would be a 2nd tier basketball nation. Thank ESPN for only showing Dunks on the Highlight Films!
Cowboy

United States

#14 Jun 14, 2008
Gino wrote:
"Nothing last forever is a true statement, however plan to have the San Antonio Spurs in the hunt for another championship next year and most likely the following year and with the emergence of Tony Parker they are only going to get better. So if you believe that the Spurs are a boring team, please plan accordingly, guaranteed theyll be back!!"
Cowboy 2007
Hey Cowboy,
Like I said last year the spurs are done.
I cant believe your making excuses for that pathetic effort against the Lakers. Either way Boston's gonna win, so what the hell does it matter.
Beat L.A.,
Gino
Im not making excuses for my team however there were a couple of obvious calls that the league reviewed and insisted that a call should have been made so I wont call those excuses. So whats your excuse, being from Oregon shouldnt you be rooting for the Portland Trailblazers cause the Boston Celtics are on the opposite end of town or are you just riding on Celtics wagon? Whose wagon will you be riding next season? Go Spurs Go!
Cowboy

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2008
PS: Don't let the San Diego CA fool you I'm from Texas, the military stationed me here.

“Baltimore Fan Forever”

Since: Jun 08

Greensboro, NC

#16 Jun 14, 2008
Attila the Hon wrote:
<quoted text>
It was either in 1973 when Abe Pollin (pardon my language) ripped the Bullets out of Baltimore and plopped them down in suburban Washington or 1984 when Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, the last of the BALTIMORE Bullets, retired as an active player.
Well spoken.
Gino

Portland, OR

#17 Jun 16, 2008
Cowboy wrote:
PS: Don't let the San Diego CA fool you I'm from Texas, the military stationed me here.
I was born on the "Celtics wagon"
I lived in New England for 29 years before moving here 6 months ago. I think that entitles me to continue to root for Boston.

P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Celts beat the Spurs twice this year. Especially when they did it without Garnett. I also would have enjoyed watching the Celts sweep em in the finals, but the Spurs were not good enough to get there.
Cowboy

Bonsall, CA

#18 Jun 19, 2008
Gino wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born on the "Celtics wagon"
I lived in New England for 29 years before moving here 6 months ago. I think that entitles me to continue to root for Boston.
P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Celts beat the Spurs twice this year. Especially when they did it without Garnett. I also would have enjoyed watching the Celts sweep em in the finals, but the Spurs were not good enough to get there.
Unlike your team that took some 30 years between championships, I can honestly say, "there's next season." They way I see it,someone else needed to take their turn in the barrel and your teams number just happened to come up. As for the Spurs its a known fact that for the last ten seasons theyve won a championship every other season so do the math and erase the notion of the Celtics repeating next season! Go Spurs Go..
Gino

Portland, OR

#19 Jun 21, 2008
Wow,

Has it really been 30 years since 1986?
Cowboys have never been very good at math.
I forget, how many championships had the spurs won before 1999? There that one should be a little easier for you.

BTW, due to the 16 banners already hanging in the Garden, we are all out of rafter space. Is it cool with you Spurs fans if we hang banner number 17 in the AT&T Center? The Staples Center was our first choice, but they already turned us down.

Kind regards,

Gino

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