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A Foul is a Foul

Let’s start with the following quote from Golden State Warrior head coach Steve Kerr, “He gets six fouls called on him, three of them were absolutely ridiculous,” Kerr said. “As the MVP of the league, we’re talking about these touch fouls in the NBA Finals. I’m happy he threw his mouthpiece.”

Photo by: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Photo by: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Kerr has $25,000 less in his bank account today for those comments made after his Warriors lost game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals in Cleveland. But, he said, weather he meant to or not, one of the fundamental reasons I am not a bigger NBA fan.

He, by his own comments, is saying that because Steph Curry is the MVP of the league, he should have to almost mug another player before a foul is called on Curry. And this is the norm, and is widely accepted, and infrequently talked about in the NBA. However, it is one of the main reasons that I do not watch the NBA on a regular basis.

This would be like Dusty Baker, the manager of the Washington Nationals, saying because Bryce Harper is the MVP of the National League, he should then consequently receive 4 strikes every at bat. Reread that with an open mind, and hear how ludicrous that sounds. Yet, it happens in the NBA constantly every game.

NBARefereesThe superstars are given preferential treatment in the NBA. They are “taken care of.” They flop, and they get the call, they complain to the refs, and they get the next call, or the refs just simply look the other way and don’t make the call. Inconsistent, and ridiculous.

I understand that no sport is 100% fair, accurate and impartial across the board, but the advantage given to the privileged in the NBA is blatantly obvious. The other obvious problem has been the officiating by the refs in the play-offs has also been terrible. You know it is bad when it is the subject of a part of almost every post game news conference.

Until the NBA at least attempts to address this problem, I will continue to be a fan for a few quarters in the regular season. Watch a little more in the play-offs and will watch about half of the actual NBA Finals. How about you, our fans, do you watch something else because of the senerio I have described in this article? Leave your comments below, and be interactive!



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