Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals in-game updates

May 31, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NOLA.com

Both teams continue to struggle shooting from the field. The Heat has made only 30.8 percent of their shots; the Mavericks' 27.8. Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has scored just six points on one of three shooting.

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KASH

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May 31, 2011
 
LETS GO HEAT
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May 31, 2011
 
Lebron the "traitor"!
MIAMI sucks as a city & obviously
the "powers" to be, want the HEAT
to win it all!

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that's your "fixed" NBA for you
which is why I don't respect them.
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Jun 2, 2011
 
LJ did what is best for him and the NBA, he will win multiple titles in Miami and perk up NBA attendance.

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Lebron the "traitor"!
MIAMI sucks as a city & obviously
the "powers" to be, want the HEAT
to win it all!
Nothing
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that's your "fixed" NBA for you
which is why I don't respect them.
He gave the city of Cleveland SEVEN years. Nobody talks about the fact that he EXTENDED his first contract there. Nobody talks abou the fact that Cleveland did nothing to improve themselves after they got swept in the NBA Finals with a team that James carried on his back!

And now he's a traitor because he would not stay on a team that literally stunk up the league this year. What the loss of LeBron James did this year is tell you that he is worth 30 wins BY HIMSELF.

That franchise became one of the greatest revenue producers in the NBA after he became a Cavaleer, and what did they do with all that money to help him?

Nothing, zip, nada.

He waited and waited but they did not go after any substantial free-agent signings like Zack Randolph, Bosh, Wade or Boozer. Announcement after announcement of these guys signing with other teams dissapointed the man. He wanted to stay, but there was no reason for him to.

You talk of James allegence to the Cavaleers? What of their lack of allegence to HIM? When you have a star player, you do whatever you can to make him happy where he is (ARE YOU LISTENING ORLANDO?).
You only get a player like James once, you do all you can to maximize your having him. You don't put him out there year after year with a bunch of scrubbs hoping to catch lighting in a bottle.

There is a reason why teams like the Lakers, Celtics and Heat win championships, and there is a reason why the Cavaleers contribute to Cleveland being the worst sports tradition in modern American pro sports. The second LeBron James wins his first title with the Heat, "The Decision" will be a memory that has no more meaning. That alone will show that he did the right thing.

Miami will have another major sports championship and Cleveland with once again, be on the outside looking in.
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Jun 2, 2011
 
jim wrote:
Lebron the "traitor"!
MIAMI sucks as a city & obviously
the "powers" to be, want the HEAT
to win it all!
Nothing
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that's your "fixed" NBA for you
which is why I don't respect them.
LOL, very well put

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Jun 6, 2011
 
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LOL, very well put
And I take it that you are a what, HAWKS fan? You from Atlanta? The city that just lost their SECOND NHL franchise and the team that has never had nor hosted an NBA Championship?

LOL, indeed!

I'll consider the source. The NBA did NOT want the Wade/Bosh/James deal to happen. The deal happened because three of the best players in the league decided they wanted to beat the system. I give the Heat credit. They rocked the NBA boat and showed the GUTS to do what no other team would do. Because of it they will hoist the L. O'Brien Trophy this year and Atlanta will still wondering when a championship banner will ever fly over the home court of the Atlanta Hawks.

Here's to the Miami Heat, and the GUTS to do what it takes to win!
go heat

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Jun 7, 2011
 
jim wrote:
Lebron the "traitor"!
MIAMI sucks as a city & obviously
the "powers" to be, want the HEAT
to win it all!
Nothing
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Asses
that's your "fixed" NBA for you
which is why I don't respect them.
"obviously" you don't watch much NBA basketball. Have the top 2 players in the league on play on the same team and golly gee they tend to become championship material. That equates being a Fix to you?

If the NBA were fixed, it'd be the Lakers playing in against the Heat.

LeBron's a traitor for leaving a shitbag team, owner, and city for something better? Say what?
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Jun 7, 2011
 
way to go Dallas I respect Dirk for playing ill

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way to go Dallas I respect Dirk for playing ill
One star showed up sick and played like a champion.
One star showed up healthy and played like he didn't want to be there.

If the Dallas Mavericks win this NBA Championship, they can point to Game 4 directly as the moment when they did.
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Jun 8, 2011
 
I'm about tired of Lebron getting phantom calls on his acting ability. Even the announcers last night commented that there needs to be ramifications including fines for obviously flopping on non contact plays. I'm also tired of referees that assume fouls because of this act. If they don't actually see contact they shouldn't call a foul. There's three of them out there, if no actual contact is seen, no foul should be called no matter how well Lebron or Wade flop to the ground as if they got shot.
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Jun 8, 2011
 
James is an overseller kinda like in WWE they sell moves

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Jun 8, 2011
 
Refs suck. I used to be a sports fan but I seen too many important games get screwed by bad officiating. With tens of millions of dollars and fans riding on a game.....they need to get better officiating in professional sports.

Or they can lose the people who care about right and wrong.

Having said that....last nights game was worth viewing. The refs did not decide that game.

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Refs suck. I used to be a sports fan but I seen too many important games get screwed by bad officiating. With tens of millions of dollars and fans riding on a game.....they need to get better officiating in professional sports.
Or they can lose the people who care about right and wrong.
Having said that....last nights game was worth viewing. The refs did not decide that game.
The problem with us as fans is that we can accept imperfection from athletes, but we cannot accept it from officials.

What, are officials from another planet?

What makes sports so compelling is that humans play them and humans officiate them. Refs do not suk. The NBA referee on average gets many more calls right than wrong. If you think you can do a better job, I encourage you to go to even a High School level officiating camp and learn the nuances of the game. You have to look at the game from a different perspective as an official. Without emotion and without anticipation. At the highest level of the game, athletes are bigger, stronger, faster and more skilled. The game is elevated to an art form. To officiate at the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL level takes the best of the best.

And they are.

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The problem with us as fans is that we can accept imperfection from athletes, but we cannot accept it from officials.
What, are officials from another planet?
What makes sports so compelling is that humans play them and humans officiate them. Refs do not suk. The NBA referee on average gets many more calls right than wrong. If you think you can do a better job, I encourage you to go to even a High School level officiating camp and learn the nuances of the game. You have to look at the game from a different perspective as an official. Without emotion and without anticipation. At the highest level of the game, athletes are bigger, stronger, faster and more skilled. The game is elevated to an art form. To officiate at the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL level takes the best of the best.
And they are.
Professional athletes are the best of the best because they have to be. Competition is intense.

Refs get into their positions for different reasons. Being the best of the best not being one of them.

I've played against NBA players and known a few.

Now if you are happy with them...good for you. Bad officiating has lost tens of millions of fans. The MVP of the Steelers - Seahawks game was so obviously the refs that I quit football for years. I've never seen such corrupt officiating.

You can tell how big an NBA star is by how slanted the officiating is in their favor. Remember the Jordan rules? Like Jordan needed any help.

Now we have the Lebron rules etc. Somebody gets close....he collapses like a shot duck. Refs send him to free throw line. What a scam. Same with other superstars.
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Jun 8, 2011
 
In game 3, did anyone other than me, see the refs make consistant calls againest Miami, even to the point of bringing the teams scores closer?....I saw Haslem get called for a foul, where he got a rebound againest Chandler, and did'nt even touch him.....curious? Colin Cowherd even spoke of it, at length on his ESPN show.....

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Go Blue wrote:
In game 3, did anyone other than me, see the refs make consistant calls againest Miami, even to the point of bringing the teams scores closer?....I saw Haslem get called for a foul, where he got a rebound againest Chandler, and did'nt even touch him.....curious? Colin Cowherd even spoke of it, at length on his ESPN show.....
Missed it.....I think Miami will take this series though I root for Dallas.
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Go Blue wrote:
In game 3, did anyone other than me, see the refs make consistant calls againest Miami, even to the point of bringing the teams scores closer?....I saw Haslem get called for a foul, where he got a rebound againest Chandler, and did'nt even touch him.....curious? Colin Cowherd even spoke of it, at length on his ESPN show.....
No. What we saw was Lebron and Wade consistently getting phantom fouls when little to no contact was made. Lebron especially is the best flop artist in the game. He did it against the Bulls and now he's doing it against the Mavs. To the point where the ABC announcers last night said that the league needs to act and possibly fine players for flops. Bill Walton who has been asked to by David Stern to be an adviser said that he will talk to Stern about this for the future. He also said that Lebron is too good to be a flopper.
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Jun 8, 2011
 
yea hell really flop when the Mavs win tomorrow

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OrtonFan wrote:
yea hell really flop when the Mavs win tomorrow
If Wade and Lebron do enough flopping, that may change things.

This is part of the reason that I don't condone major league officiating. They allow bush league tactics like flopping to determine games. That is grade school stuff.

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Professional athletes are the best of the best because they have to be. Competition is intense.
Refs get into their positions for different reasons. Being the best of the best not being one of them.
I've played against NBA players and known a few.
Now if you are happy with them...good for you. Bad officiating has lost tens of millions of fans. The MVP of the Steelers - Seahawks game was so obviously the refs that I quit football for years. I've never seen such corrupt officiating.
You can tell how big an NBA star is by how slanted the officiating is in their favor. Remember the Jordan rules? Like Jordan needed any help.
Now we have the Lebron rules etc. Somebody gets close....he collapses like a shot duck. Refs send him to free throw line. What a scam. Same with other superstars.
Dood, take the burr out of your butt.

You use words like "CORRUPT." What are you talking about, basketball or congressional kickbacks? You are over the top!

"THE JORDAN RULES" refers to the set of defensive rules employed by coach Chuck Daly of the Detroit Pistons vs. the Chicago Bulls during the Jordan era.

Oh, you've played agains NBA players! As if you are the only one who has? People play against NBA players, past and current, all the time. Just because you do or have gives you their point of view. The friends of your girlfriend may not care for you. That does not make you a bad boyfriend.

Yes I am happy with them. If you now wish to take your head out of the sand, you will notice that the League has never made more money! Something must be going right, including the way the game is being officiated. If the refs stunk up the joint the way you seem to imply, I'm sure that attendance and viewership might be affected. Show me any stats you might have on that subject and I might give you some benefit of the doubt.

"Refs get into their positions for different reasons?"

Now you see, the beauty of language is, that you can put a blanket statement like that out there and expect the person who reads it to take it as a negative. I am a person who tends to see the glass half full and I would tell you that if you check the resume's of many NBA guys, especially those who do the finals, you will see that they are especially qualifed to do what they do. They WORK at it. They study the game, the eat, sleep and get sick from the stress of the job, the travel the night in and night out pressure of being the most hated guy in an 18,000 seat arena.

No official has a home court advantage.

It's a hard job, worked by men who must have the ability to concentrate on a block/charge call fifteen feet away from him, while somebody like you is five feet away from him calling him everything but a child of God.

The NBA athlete is the finest basketball athlete there is, but they also ply more tricks to their trade than any other athlete in any other sport, and the NBA ref still gets the vast majority of his calls right. The pro game deserves the PRO call.

Do yourself a favor and read Earl Strom's book. Or actully so some research before you apply your JUDGEMENT.

The job of NBA ref starts about about 150K base salary. In this economy, if everybody could do it, they WOULD. Yet, the line to get in is not a long one. Fact of the matter is most guys who want to officiate at the NBA level don't make it, just as most of the guys who want to play at the NBA level don't.

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