Spurs always fouled with Crawford there

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Felix

Cibolo, TX

#1 May 29, 2008
Proabley this comment has been made, in light of me watching basketball for the last 50 years I really think that if it had been the exact same situation in LA and Kobey was the one that got fouled, it would most definatley had been called. I would if I was a bettig man bet on it.
Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#2 May 29, 2008
Shut up Shaun. You are a terrible writer. Try coming up with some original ideas for once.

Even better, how about you dont write about whatever the "hot topic" is at the moment. How about you report on something that DESERVES coverage ?
adobeman

AOL

#3 May 29, 2008
Popovich took the high road..what else could he have said? The game at that point was over. He has more class than Jackson, who was whining earlier in the game about the refs calls...hey, they were playing on the Spurs court...the Spurs got screwed on a non-call at the end of Game 1...oh yeah, in LA. Pop has more class in his pinky than Jackson in his entire body. Read his Auto-Bio on his and Kobe's relationship...he threw Kobe Beef completly under the bus..Jackson can go kiss my asterisk* as he loudly proclaimed after the Spurs 1999 Championship. He's a sore loser and graceless winner.
terraceinc

Holtsville, NY

#4 May 29, 2008
Shaun Powell; as has been the case for years now; continues to take on the hard and controversial stories; and does them with an insightful and truthful approach; that always makes good reading; while playing no favorites.
terraceinc

Holtsville, NY

#5 May 29, 2008
Also; that was a foul; and Barry should have gone to the line for 2 shots. No if, ands, or buts about it.
Joey Crawford blew the call; and none of his partners [Joe Forte was foul line extended opposite the inbounds] would dare jump in to over ride what the crief chief and 31 yr. veteran ref Crawford had in his area of responsibility at the time when he handed the ball to be inbounded.
That was Crawford's call all the way; and he blew it. Too bad for him and the NBA. He could have healed a lot of previous wounds by one toot of the whistle; which makes it all the more surprising that he did not. His emotions and past experiences with the Spurs must have overtaken him to a point of freezing him.
Joshua Rosenstock

New York, NY

#6 May 29, 2008
Oh guys. Give Shaun a break. It's tough to copy and paste Michael Wilbon's column on the exact same issue.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Mel C

Los Angeles, CA

#7 May 29, 2008
Give me a break. Crawford wasn't the only ref who swallowed his whistle.

While you're whining about bad calls, how about the uncalled travel on Duncan, the "goaltending" for Parker, the non-reset on the 24 second clock and the three pointer for Ginobili with his foot across the line? Got any conspiracy theories to cover those?

Maybe Crawford didn't make the right call on those because he doesn't like the Spurs. Heck, he didn't call any fouls leading to free throws for Kobe because he absolutely despises the Spurs and wants the Lakers to win.
xusllabb

Ontario, CA

#8 May 29, 2008
Felix wrote:
Proabley this comment has been made, in light of me watching basketball for the last 50 years I really think that if it had been the exact same situation in LA and Kobey was the one that got fouled, it would most definatley had been called. I would if I was a bettig man bet on it.
oh yeah they would be rioting in L.A. if there wasnt lol
going your way

New York, NY

#9 May 29, 2008
Officiating in all professional sports has steadily gotten worse over the years. No one seems to hold guys accountable when mistakes and blown calls have become the norm rather than the exception. Unfortunately, this is now an accepted part of the game. You know "everyone makes mistakes". Forgetting that these guys are well-paid and seem to "miss" calls, and don't know the rules over and over again.
hooray

Rockville Centre, NY

#10 May 29, 2008
Felix wrote:
Proabley this comment has been made, in light of me watching basketball for the last 50 years I really think that if it had been the exact same situation in LA and Kobey was the one that got fouled, it would most definatley had been called. I would if I was a bettig man bet on it.
This just might be the stupidest man on Earth. LEARN HOW TO SPELL before writing on a public forum!
hooray

Rockville Centre, NY

#11 May 29, 2008
Effigy of the Forgotten wrote:
Shut up Shaun. You are a terrible writer. Try coming up with some original ideas for once.
Even better, how about you dont write about whatever the "hot topic" is at the moment. How about you report on something that DESERVES coverage ?
Anyone that knows me, knows I love to pick on the writers of Newsday. However, Mr. Powell is definitely a cut above the rest and is not deserving of criticism. He is fair and balanced, and doesn't take cheap shots. He isn't a morbid, unhappy man like Wally Matthews...the worst sports reporter in journalistic history.
ohya

United States

#12 May 29, 2008
"While you're whining about bad calls, how about the uncalled travel on Duncan, the "goaltending" for Parker, the non-reset on the 24 second clock and the three pointer for Ginobili with his foot across the line? Got any conspiracy theories to cover"
Shawn..any answers for these..
Sarah

Ontario, CA

#13 May 29, 2008
You should be forbidden from writing. If you had any objectivity you would have mentioned the myriad of bad calls that went to the Spurs that night. Furthermore, if the referee had gotten the call correctly to begin with, the Spurs would have never had the ball to get fouled, and/or Barry should have been called for a travel before the foul occurred.

If you are a true basketball fan, aficionado, looking at the game, whatever..., you would have at least attempted to have some form of balance in your article. For me, you lose all credibility.
Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#14 May 29, 2008
hooray wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone that knows me, knows I love to pick on the writers of Newsday. However, Mr. Powell is definitely a cut above the rest and is not deserving of criticism. He is fair and balanced, and doesn't take cheap shots. He isn't a morbid, unhappy man like Wally Matthews...the worst sports reporter in journalistic history.
Sorry, buddy, but Mr. Powell is anything buy fair and balanced.

I know its a long time ago, but when Pedro Martinez threw Don Zimmer to the ground in 2003, this waste of life, Shaun Powell, had the audacity to say that baseball was taking on a hockey mentallity. This from a guy who hasnt covered hockey, and obviously doesnt care about the sport. What Shaun Powell, the moron obviously doesnt know is that there have been NO bench clearing brawls in hockey for over 15 years. TRY RESEARCHING SOMETHING BEFORE SPEWING GARBAGE LIKE THAT !

Also, let me know when Shaun writes something that ISNT about a black athlete or something pertaining to an african american in sports. He either writes about that, or about whatever the hot topic of the day is. NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT, just an uncle tom, with very little to say.
Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#15 May 29, 2008
wow, Newsgay blocks out

bl@ck athlete

and uncleTom
hooray

Rockville Centre, NY

#16 May 29, 2008
Effigy of the Forgotten wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, buddy, but Mr. Powell is anything buy fair and balanced.
I know its a long time ago, but when Pedro Martinez threw Don Zimmer to the ground in 2003, this waste of life, Shaun Powell, had the audacity to say that baseball was taking on a hockey mentallity. This from a guy who hasnt covered hockey, and obviously doesnt care about the sport. What Shaun Powell, the moron obviously doesnt know is that there have been NO bench clearing brawls in hockey for over 15 years. TRY RESEARCHING SOMETHING BEFORE SPEWING GARBAGE LIKE THAT !
Also, let me know when Shaun writes something that ISNT about a black athlete or something pertaining to an african american in sports. He either writes about that, or about whatever the hot topic of the day is. NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT, just an uncle tom, with very little to say.
And it is bigots like you who cannot read a story without invoking race into it. Take your white, cone-shaped hood off and maybe you will see things clearer
Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#17 May 29, 2008
Wow, point out the fact that Shaun writes about black athletes, and I get called a a bigot.

I could care less about his color or his religion or his sexual preference. He's just not a good writer, and he never has anything of substance to say.

Like someone else pointed out, this article is a rip off of an article in the washington post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Simon UK

Edinburgh, UK

#18 May 29, 2008
For the NBAs images outside LA and US it was poor. In any level of b ball its a foul. FIBA, high school etc. Defending champions should def get that call.

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