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(Deadspin)   The best highlight from Game 2 of the Miami/Chicago playoffs? Taj Gibson's F-bomb tirade after being ejected (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 73
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2013-05-09 09:01:34 AM
Penis goes right here!!

larrybrownsports.com
 
2013-05-09 09:07:40 AM

greenbowlpacker: larrybrownsports.com


Must be one of those hardcore Heat fans I hear so much about.
 
2013-05-09 09:11:04 AM

greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!

[larrybrownsports.com image 550x371]


That is the most Miami looking couple I've ever seen
 
2013-05-09 09:15:05 AM
re: that pick - another blog put it best "Don't mess with us!  We're hardcore!  We've been Heat fans since all the way back in 2011!!"
 
2013-05-09 09:17:29 AM

JusticeandIndependence: the most Miami looking couple I've ever seen


That's what I kept thinking while watching the video.  The Miami fans just looked EXACTLY like what I expected (in both good and bad ways).
 
2013-05-09 09:17:54 AM
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Larry Sanders doesn't approve, but he's just too classy to argue about it.
 
2013-05-09 09:25:39 AM
Cute to see all the Bulls' fans whining in the comments. A) there was no way you could definitively say that was a goaltend. B) no one fouled Gibson on that play (though he definitely got fouled twice in the preceding possession).

Also, your team was down 38 at that point in the fourth quarter. Pretty sure that didn't change the outcome of the game. It was perfectly fine when you shot more FTs on the road in the first game despite using the "foul every possession because they won't call all of 'em" defense.

Miami has still been called for more fouls than the Bulls have been in this series, despite being at home for both games and have the superstars that supposedly get all the calls, and you're whining about how the refs are cheating you.
 
2013-05-09 09:34:08 AM

greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!


That looks like a very classy couple.
 
2013-05-09 09:37:03 AM

HMS_Blinkin: JusticeandIndependence: the most Miami looking couple I've ever seen

That's what I kept thinking while watching the video.  The Miami fans just looked EXACTLY like what I expected (in both good and bad ways).


I bet she sleeps with every gardener, pool boy, and mailman that comes through their house.
 
2013-05-09 09:45:52 AM

IAmRight: Cute to see all the Bulls' fans whining in the comments. A) there was no way you could definitively say that was a goaltend. B) no one fouled Gibson on that play (though he definitely got fouled twice in the preceding possession).

Also, your team was down 38 at that point in the fourth quarter. Pretty sure that didn't change the outcome of the game. It was perfectly fine when you shot more FTs on the road in the first game despite using the "foul every possession because they won't call all of 'em" defense.

Miami has still been called for more fouls than the Bulls have been in this series, despite being at home for both games and have the superstars that supposedly get all the calls, and you're whining about how the refs are cheating you.


Your Chicago hatred is petty and amusing.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:56 AM

JusticeandIndependence: greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!

[larrybrownsports.com image 550x371]

That is the most Miami looking couple I've ever seen


Yeah, looks like the guy needs about 3 viagras to get a mere chubby and the haggard biatch needs a gallon of lube to get her dried out cooch to even halfway ready. That and lots of blow, of course.
 
2013-05-09 09:49:52 AM

SlagginOff: IAmRight: Cute to see all the Bulls' fans whining in the comments. A) there was no way you could definitively say that was a goaltend. B) no one fouled Gibson on that play (though he definitely got fouled twice in the preceding possession).

Also, your team was down 38 at that point in the fourth quarter. Pretty sure that didn't change the outcome of the game. It was perfectly fine when you shot more FTs on the road in the first game despite using the "foul every possession because they won't call all of 'em" defense.

Miami has still been called for more fouls than the Bulls have been in this series, despite being at home for both games and have the superstars that supposedly get all the calls, and you're whining about how the refs are cheating you.

Your Chicago hatred is petty and amusing.


It's amazing, really. Everyone has such nice things to say about Chicago but him. Maybe he wandered south of Cermak, and the rest became history.
 
2013-05-09 09:52:31 AM

SlagginOff: Your Chicago hatred is petty and amusing.


I don't hate Chicago, just the "Chicago fans" who are retarded. Yes, Miami only wins because the refs are so in the tank for them. Which is why they've been called for more fouls than the Bulls and would have shot the same number of FTs if the Bulls weren't actively trying to get thrown out with technicals. And that's with the games being in Miami.

Chicago was a great city to visit and I've enjoyed every trip there. It's their stupid fans on this site and apparently Deadspin that I hate.

/not all the Bulls fans on this site are stupid, there are just more stupid ones for them than for any other team
//your team lost by 37 f*cking points, the two blown calls in the fourth quarter with your team down 38 at the time did not cost you the game
 
2013-05-09 09:52:50 AM

IAmRight: Cute to see all the Bulls' fans whining in the comments. A) there was no way you could definitively say that was a goaltend. B) no one fouled Gibson on that play (though he definitely got fouled twice in the preceding possession).

Also, your team was down 38 at that point in the fourth quarter. Pretty sure that didn't change the outcome of the game. It was perfectly fine when you shot more FTs on the road in the first game despite using the "foul every possession because they won't call all of 'em" defense.

Miami has still been called for more fouls than the Bulls have been in this series, despite being at home for both games and have the superstars that supposedly get all the calls, and you're whining about how the refs are cheating you.


Boston fan here - not Bulls fan at all - just pointing out that couple epitomizes everything that people think of when they hear the term "Miami Heat fans"

or, you could always go with this guy:

assets.sbnation.com
 
2013-05-09 09:55:09 AM

swankywanky: Boston fan here - not Bulls fan at all - just pointing out that couple epitomizes everything that people think of when they hear the term "Miami Heat fans"


Yeah, I have no problem with people bagging on the Heat fans (in this thread I was bringing up the comments in the Deadspin thread, not here). I really wish the players on the Heat had gone to a city that actually appreciated basketball.
 
2013-05-09 09:58:12 AM

IAmRight: swankywanky: Boston fan here - not Bulls fan at all - just pointing out that couple epitomizes everything that people think of when they hear the term "Miami Heat fans"

Yeah, I have no problem with people bagging on the Heat fans (in this thread I was bringing up the comments in the Deadspin thread, not here). I really wish the players on the Heat had gone to a city that actually appreciated basketball.


i hear you - personally, I am glad that a lot of the bandwagoners have started to fall off the vine and die back in Boston (I'm living in Atlanta now, the home of the band wagon in so far as pro sports, college they're buts over here).  I have no problem with people having an interest in the local team, but these two in the pic just scream to me, at least, that they couldn't tell you one player on the Heat prior to "King James" coming to town.  (maybe Shaq)
 
2013-05-09 10:00:37 AM

swankywanky: I have no problem with people having an interest in the local team, but these two in the pic just scream to me, at least, that they couldn't tell you one player on the Heat prior to "King James" coming to town.


I'd hope that they knew about Wade being on the team. But yeah, I get your point. And if I were surrounded by more of these Heat fans, I'd probably like the team a lot less as well. However, I haven't run into more than five (obvious) Heat fans in the past several years, having lived in the Northwest and Northeast.

/I may have run into more, but if they're not wearing Heat gear it's tough to tell who they're a fan of unless I ask them
 
2013-05-09 10:01:24 AM

swankywanky: IAmRight: Cute to see all the Bulls' fans whining in the comments. A) there was no way you could definitively say that was a goaltend. B) no one fouled Gibson on that play (though he definitely got fouled twice in the preceding possession).

Also, your team was down 38 at that point in the fourth quarter. Pretty sure that didn't change the outcome of the game. It was perfectly fine when you shot more FTs on the road in the first game despite using the "foul every possession because they won't call all of 'em" defense.

Miami has still been called for more fouls than the Bulls have been in this series, despite being at home for both games and have the superstars that supposedly get all the calls, and you're whining about how the refs are cheating you.

Boston fan here - not Bulls fan at all - just pointing out that couple epitomizes everything that people think of when they hear the term "Miami Heat fans"

or, you could always go with this guy:

[assets.sbnation.com image 394x569]


That guy epitomizes the title of "Turkish porn king".
 
2013-05-09 10:01:33 AM
No Florida tag?
 
2013-05-09 10:15:19 AM

IAmRight: SlagginOff: Your Chicago hatred is petty and amusing.

I don't hate Chicago, just the "Chicago fans" who are retarded. Yes, Miami only wins because the refs are so in the tank for them. Which is why they've been called for more fouls than the Bulls and would have shot the same number of FTs if the Bulls weren't actively trying to get thrown out with technicals. And that's with the games being in Miami.

Chicago was a great city to visit and I've enjoyed every trip there. It's their stupid fans on this site and apparently Deadspin that I hate.

/not all the Bulls fans on this site are stupid, there are just more stupid ones for them than for any other team
//your team lost by 37 f*cking points, the two blown calls in the fourth quarter with your team down 38 at the time did not cost you the game


I'm not seeing any complaining about the refs here, nor did I hear any on talk radio or from coworkers this morning. Everyone I talked to said the Bulls flat out played like shiat.

It just seems like you're trying to fabricate something in order to get some shiat-talking going.
 
2013-05-09 10:16:49 AM

SlagginOff: I'm not seeing any complaining about the refs here, nor did I hear any on talk radio or from coworkers this morning. Everyone I talked to said the Bulls flat out played like shiat.

It just seems like you're trying to fabricate something in order to get some shiat-talking going.


I already stated where the complaining was - in the linked article's comments (and I'm pretty sure that was a screen name that's on Fark, too).
 
2013-05-09 10:22:28 AM

IAmRight: SlagginOff: I'm not seeing any complaining about the refs here, nor did I hear any on talk radio or from coworkers this morning. Everyone I talked to said the Bulls flat out played like shiat.

It just seems like you're trying to fabricate something in order to get some shiat-talking going.

I already stated where the complaining was - in the linked article's comments (and I'm pretty sure that was a screen name that's on Fark, too).


Ah, I thought when you said "whining in the comments" you meant here.

Deadspin is pretty much garbage and the comments are even worse so I tend to avoid reading those at all costs.
 
2013-05-09 10:31:10 AM
Is anyone really surprised that the Bulls players snapped after essentially playing all game every game with injuries (in some cases)?  They're just running out of gas and emotions got the best of them.  Getting slaughtered did not help anything.
 
2013-05-09 10:33:15 AM

IAmRight: /your team lost by 37 f*cking points, the two blown calls in the fourth quarter with your team down 38 at the time did not cost you the game


But the two blown calls were the last straw for Noah and Taj to decide fark it we out.

If I were Noah, I would done a self ejecting F-bomb tirade after Lebron's flop in the first half.  And moments later Battier gooning it up on an offense board, then flopping the next play.  Good times, can't see why anyone would root against the Heat.
 
2013-05-09 10:37:06 AM

poughdrew: If I were Noah, I would done a self ejecting F-bomb tirade after Lebron's flop in the first half.


Yeah, it's LeBron's fault Noah didn't want to go around him and chose to run into him instead. Noah wants to play the "unnecessary hugs and grabs after the whistle and play has stopped" game that gets LeBron T'd up, Noah can take that one.

/the flagrant on Andersen was the most ridiculous call of the game. There was less contact on that than there was on the LeBron "flop".
 
2013-05-09 10:38:37 AM
I didn't watch the game but I'm sure the refs were in the tank for Miami.  My friend who knows someone at work who has a son whose dad knows one of the people that works for the NBA said the refs may have blown a call during the game, so we all know the game was fixed.
 
2013-05-09 10:56:35 AM

greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!

[larrybrownsports.com image 550x371]


You stay classy, Miami.

/The rest of Florida hates you.
//Not that that's saying much.
 
2013-05-09 11:00:17 AM

poughdrew: IAmRight: /your team lost by 37 f*cking points, the two blown calls in the fourth quarter with your team down 38 at the time did not cost you the game

But the two blown calls were the last straw for Noah and Taj to decide fark it we out.

If I were Noah, I would done a self ejecting F-bomb tirade after Lebron's flop in the first half.  And moments later Battier gooning it up on an offense board, then flopping the next play.  Good times, can't see why anyone would root against the Heat.


---

I watched the entire game and couldn't help feeling like from the beginning of the second quarter on the Bulls seemed content with just getting one in Miami.  Then the combination of referee shenanigans and the douche crowd eventually began to ruffle the feathers of guys like Gibson and Noah, who play hard regardless of the score.  For that alone I can understand their frustration.

Having said that, I don't believe the refs were the sole reason the Bulls lost.  Nobody is winning a playoff game - especially against the Heat - when you're shooting a collective 35% midway through the third - and continued to do so for the remainder of the game.  It's been this team's Achilles's heel for the last few years (particularly in the absence of Rose), and goes all the way back to the Ben Gordon era.  The Bulls are very all or nothing on the offensive side of the ball, and when it's "nothing" you get games like this.

/Bulls fan and native Chicagoan.
//We definitely have our share of meatball fans, but by and large our crowds are better than the majority of our contemporaries.
 
2013-05-09 11:04:56 AM

tacchimonster: Having said that, I don't believe the refs were the sole reason the Bulls lost.


The problem I saw was the sheer number of fouls called right at the start of the game.  For a team that prides itself on defensive toughness and hammering the opposition, you're kind of screwed when every single starter has a technical within the first 10 minutes of the game. Basically, the Bulls were forced to play Heat-style basketball, and they suck at that.
 
2013-05-09 11:05:46 AM

tacchimonster: I watched the entire game and couldn't help feeling like from the beginning of the second quarter on the Bulls seemed content with just getting one in Miami.


I felt that way in the middle of the third quarter. That's why I don't think even the Bulls players were really that upset about it - it was just a case of "f*ck it, we got our one, might as well make a pretend stand right after one of the legitimately bad calls against us"

/though there's no angle that makes the supposed goaltend clear, the previous possession, Gibson was definitely fouled. I don't think he even thought it was a goaltend; he was just pissed at getting no points or fouls called in two possessions down there
//most crowds are way douchier than Miami's (in terms of hostility toward opponents) if only because they actually show up and give a sh*t for the most part
///I have to add the parenthetical to the above part because I can't in good conscience claim anyone's douchier than the people I see when they show Miami fans in the arena
 
2013-05-09 11:09:05 AM

Shaggy_C: The problem I saw was the sheer number of fouls called right at the start of the game.  For a team that prides itself on defensive toughness and hammering the opposition, you're kind of screwed when every single starter has a technical within the first 10 minutes of the game.


That's what happens when both teams go in hacking. What you're saying is that you don't want them to call fouls because it's much better for the Bulls if they're allowed to get away with things that are against the rules.

You're also aware that in the first quarter, Miami was called for more personal fouls and more technicals than the Bulls, right?
 
2013-05-09 11:18:30 AM

IAmRight: That's what happens when both teams go in hacking. What you're saying is that you don't want them to call fouls because it's much better for the Bulls if they're allowed to get away with things that are against the rules.


Not at all; I'm just saying that playing all-star "don't touch the opposition" ball is much better for the team full of all-stars than the team of rough and tumble 2nd tier guys.  I'm not saying the fouls shouldn't have been called, just that the net result was far more damaging to the Bulls than the Heat.  No value judgement on the merits at all.
 
2013-05-09 11:19:05 AM

Shaggy_C: tacchimonster: Having said that, I don't believe the refs were the sole reason the Bulls lost.

The problem I saw was the sheer number of fouls called right at the start of the game.  For a team that prides itself on defensive toughness and hammering the opposition, you're kind of screwed when every single starter has a technical within the first 10 minutes of the game. Basically, the Bulls were forced to play Heat-style basketball, and they suck at that.


IIRC the first technical of the game was called on Dwyane Wade.
 
2013-05-09 11:27:43 AM

Shaggy_C: Not at all; I'm just saying that playing all-star "don't touch the opposition" ball is much better for the team full of all-stars than the team of rough and tumble 2nd tier guys.  I'm not saying the fouls shouldn't have been called, just that the net result was far more damaging to the Bulls than the Heat.  No value judgement on the merits at all.


Yes, calling fouls does favor the better team, and not calling fouls allows inferior teams to gain an advantage. Yet apparently calling fouls is unfair to many people.
 
2013-05-09 11:33:02 AM

greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!

[larrybrownsports.com image 550x371]


I hate this shiat.  Yeah, scream in the 7' 260 guy's face while hiding behind a security guard.
 
2013-05-09 11:33:15 AM
I ended up going to a comedy show so I didn't see any of the game. Can someone summarize wtf happened? I mean, I expected the Heat to come back strong and probably win, but not by almost 40. That's... embarrassing, even without Deng and Hinrich.
 
2013-05-09 11:45:13 AM

Car_Ramrod: I ended up going to a comedy show so I didn't see any of the game. Can someone summarize wtf happened? I mean, I expected the Heat to come back strong and probably win, but not by almost 40. That's... embarrassing, even without Deng and Hinrich.


There's really not much to say about a 40-point blowout. Heat responded to the pressure and the Bulls responded to their shorthanded fatigued. If you're a Bulls fan you're just glad playoff games count the same whether you lose by one or 51. If you're a Heat fan you probably wish you could get an extra win for that game.

I've had just about enough of Carlos Boozer, though. For all the praise he got for his performance in the regular season and the Nets series he is showing himself to be what he has always been: a bum slayer of the softest, most frustrating kind. Not the kind of guy you want starting for a team that has any real aspirations.
 
2013-05-09 11:47:31 AM
What happened is the Heat made the shots they were missing in Game 1 and the Bulls missed the shots they were making in Game 1. Then when the lead started getting big, it became clear that the Bulls on the court basically thought "well, f*ck it, we got one game here and we're not going to get this one. Whatever." and gave up a bunch of dunks in a row.
 
2013-05-09 11:50:06 AM

IAmRight: Yes, calling fouls does favor the better team, and not calling fouls allows inferior teams to gain an advantage. Yet apparently calling fouls is unfair to many people.


I think it's the inconsistency game to game that gets people.  I'm a bigger college basketball fan than pro, but it's very much like what happens to the Big 10 in the NCAA tournament.  The teams so used to playing rough and tumble that they fall apart in the tourney due to more strict officiating - guys find themselves in foul trouble early and start playing timid.
 
2013-05-09 11:55:11 AM

Shaggy_C: tacchimonster: Having said that, I don't believe the refs were the sole reason the Bulls lost.

The problem I saw was the sheer number of fouls called right at the start of the game.  For a team that prides itself on defensive toughness and hammering the opposition, you're kind of screwed when every single starter has a technical within the first 10 minutes of the game. Basically, the Bulls were forced to play Heat-style basketball, and they suck at that.


100% this.

This game was decided before tip off and everyone who has watched Stern-ball for years knew it.  What was BS was Foster kept pouring on the fix on the Bulls well after the game was over...and that was Kerr was talking about.  Foster purposefully didn't make those calls, just like he purposefully lit up the Bulls like it was foul pinball in the first quarter.

It's not rocket science and it's not about a tinfoil hat...the common thread to all this is Scott Foster...who Stern can't do anything to because he came out and said "Donaghy acted alone" from the very beginning even though Foster got 137 phone calls from Donaghy and analysis showed that Foster was clearly affecting games.

Scott Foster is nothing more than this generation's Knick Bevetta...he just isn't as good at it yet...thus pissing off Noah and Gibson in the process.

http://pregame.com/pregame_blogs/b/rj-bell/archive/2008/07/16/big-mo ne y-undefeated-in-accused-ref-s-games.aspx

http://www.aolnews.com/2008/07/16/the-gambling-evidence-does-not-loo k- great-for-scott-foster-or-th/
 
2013-05-09 12:00:43 PM

Coach_J: This game was decided before tip off and everyone who has watched Stern-ball for years knew it.


Mmhmm. But the first game, where they called clear-path fouls when there was no clear path, and gave the road team more FTs than the home team, and kept the game close by calling fouls against whoever was ahead by a few points...that wasn't decided.

The games are only fixed when the team that everyone knows is better wins.

/Foster is known for quick Ts
//the BS ones were Andersen's (which was laughably called a flagrant) and Teague's
 
2013-05-09 12:03:20 PM

Coach_J: Shaggy_C: tacchimonster: Having said that, I don't believe the refs were the sole reason the Bulls lost.

The problem I saw was the sheer number of fouls called right at the start of the game.  For a team that prides itself on defensive toughness and hammering the opposition, you're kind of screwed when every single starter has a technical within the first 10 minutes of the game. Basically, the Bulls were forced to play Heat-style basketball, and they suck at that.

100% this.

This game was decided before tip off and everyone who has watched Stern-ball for years knew it.  What was BS was Foster kept pouring on the fix on the Bulls well after the game was over...and that was Kerr was talking about.  Foster purposefully didn't make those calls, just like he purposefully lit up the Bulls like it was foul pinball in the first quarter.

It's not rocket science and it's not about a tinfoil hat...the common thread to all this is Scott Foster...who Stern can't do anything to because he came out and said "Donaghy acted alone" from the very beginning even though Foster got 137 phone calls from Donaghy and analysis showed that Foster was clearly affecting games.

Scott Foster is nothing more than this generation's Knick Bevetta...he just isn't as good at it yet...thus pissing off Noah and Gibson in the process.

http://pregame.com/pregame_blogs/b/rj-bell/archive/2008/07/16/big-mo ne y-undefeated-in-accused-ref-s-games.aspx

http://www.aolnews.com/2008/07/16/the-gambling-evidence-does-not-loo k- great-for-scott-foster-or-th/


Was it really that bad, though? I admittedly watched the game from the corner of my eye because I saw the ultimate result coming since the end of game one (no team with that much talent is going to lose two consecutive at him). But Miami only shot 8 more free throws and had 3 fewer personal fouls. Maybe the refs "set the tone" for the game early, but at the point the onus is on the Bulls to at least, you know, make a shot or two.
 
2013-05-09 12:05:27 PM

The Great EZE: Car_Ramrod: I ended up going to a comedy show so I didn't see any of the game. Can someone summarize wtf happened? I mean, I expected the Heat to come back strong and probably win, but not by almost 40. That's... embarrassing, even without Deng and Hinrich.

There's really not much to say about a 40-point blowout. Heat responded to the pressure and the Bulls responded to their shorthanded fatigued. If you're a Bulls fan you're just glad playoff games count the same whether you lose by one or 51. If you're a Heat fan you probably wish you could get an extra win for that game.


IAmRight: What happened is the Heat made the shots they were missing in Game 1 and the Bulls missed the shots they were making in Game 1. Then when the lead started getting big, it became clear that the Bulls on the court basically thought "well, f*ck it, we got one game here and we're not going to get this one. Whatever." and gave up a bunch of dunks in a row.


Cool, thanks. I'm glad I opted out of watching. I'm interested in seeing how the Bulls respond to this. Yea, you just got punched in the gut, but when it's all said and done, you stole one of two on the road, and the UC is going to be rocking. I'm excited for tomorrow.
 
2013-05-09 12:11:35 PM

Car_Ramrod: Cool, thanks. I'm glad I opted out of watching. I'm interested in seeing how the Bulls respond to this. Yea, you just got punched in the gut, but when it's all said and done, you stole one of two on the road, and the UC is going to be rocking.


As I said, though, getting blown out like that definitely opens the door for Rose to come back as a hero. If he came back after Game 1, then well f*ck it, they won Game 1 without him. If they lose, then he looks like sh*t for coming back and "messing up the chemistry" or some bullsh*t like that (which is always how it gets spun after the fact).

Now, however, they're set up nicely - they really got what they wanted in their trip to Miami, just a win. They got blown out badly enough that they still look like they need people to come back.

That said, if Rose isn't back for Game 3, then people can just stop pretending like there's a chance he'll play this year. Everything is set up perfectly for this one game to be his return.
 
2013-05-09 12:13:05 PM

IAmRight: Shaggy_C: Not at all; I'm just saying that playing all-star "don't touch the opposition" ball is much better for the team full of all-stars than the team of rough and tumble 2nd tier guys.  I'm not saying the fouls shouldn't have been called, just that the net result was far more damaging to the Bulls than the Heat.  No value judgement on the merits at all.

Yes, calling fouls does favor the better team, and not calling fouls allows inferior teams to gain an advantage. Yet apparently calling fouls is unfair to many people.


No.  As long as calls are consistent, the threshold of what is and isn't a foul doesn't provide an advantage for anyone.  The only way it'd seem to matter is if there's some disparity in a team's ability to hit free throws.
 
2013-05-09 12:28:04 PM
When the Bulls ended the Heat's winning streak, they were playing like the Bad Boy Pistons, the fouls against James was just a little harder/cheaper than average, but not hard enough to get T's or Flagrants.

And the Bulls got away with it because the Heat players didn't do anything about it. If the players weren't going to complain, the refs weren't going do anything about it. So when the Heat started to escalate the violence last night, the Ref's had to put an end to Chicago's thug tactics.

In other words, Birdman is a lot more valuable than just his stats line.
 
2013-05-09 12:33:21 PM

greenbowlpacker: Penis goes right here!!

[larrybrownsports.com image 550x371]


Kid on the bottom right: "I'm not with them."
 
2013-05-09 12:38:41 PM

Komplex: When the Bulls ended the Heat's winning streak, they were playing like the Bad Boy Pistons, the fouls against James was just a little harder/cheaper than average, but not hard enough to get T's or Flagrants.

And the Bulls got away with it because the Heat players didn't do anything about it. If the players weren't going to complain, the refs weren't going do anything about it. So when the Heat started to escalate the violence last night, the Ref's had to put an end to Chicago's thug tactics.

In other words, Birdman is a lot more valuable than just his stats line.


That is the most historical revisionary bullshiat comment I can ever remember reading.  You should submit this writing sample to Stern with your resume...you would fit in well at the NBA HQ

This is all that needs to be said:  Playoffs: Game Two at Miami, Heat Down 0-1

Short of a meteor or a sinkhole at the Miami bench, there was zero point zero chance the Heat are losing that game...especially when Foster was wearing the stripes.
 
2013-05-09 12:42:48 PM

IAmRight: Car_Ramrod: Cool, thanks. I'm glad I opted out of watching. I'm interested in seeing how the Bulls respond to this. Yea, you just got punched in the gut, but when it's all said and done, you stole one of two on the road, and the UC is going to be rocking.

As I said, though, getting blown out like that definitely opens the door for Rose to come back as a hero. If he came back after Game 1, then well f*ck it, they won Game 1 without him. If they lose, then he looks like sh*t for coming back and "messing up the chemistry" or some bullsh*t like that (which is always how it gets spun after the fact).

Now, however, they're set up nicely - they really got what they wanted in their trip to Miami, just a win. They got blown out badly enough that they still look like they need people to come back.


As you saw in the thread after Game 1, I would probably prefer him to stay out until next year, but the blowout definitely changes the drama/storyline a bit. I hope it doesn't affect his decision making. If he wasn't ready to come back, I don't want this to force him in. If we was gonna come back already, so be it. We'll see.

That said, if Rose isn't back for Game 3, then people can just stop pretending like there's a chance he'll play this year. Everything is set up perfectly for this one game to be his return.

Yea, it's now or never. I just want a decision to be made so people can shut up with their speculation and rumors.
 
2013-05-09 01:03:32 PM
Got quite fugly, but like I said yesterday, I'll take fugly for a split in Miami and home court advantage back to Chicago.

/and yeah, if D-Rose doesn't come back for a Game 3 set up like this, then it's not happening
 
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