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4cwebb
01-18-2007, 09:37 PM
I know that I may be beating a dead horse here, but I'm watching the Heat / Pacers game on TNT, and Wade has received a number of ridiculously favorable whistles driving to the rim, the most recent of which he "earned" when Jermaine O'Neal acted like he was going to challenge a layup but backed off, may have glanced Wade near the waist with his hand, and was called for a foul as Wade went tumbling to the floor. Rick Carlisle has been going crazy this entire second half watching his guys get the short end of the stick on these calls.

Of course, on the next play, Wade is driving the ball to the basket, and O'Neal (who now has 5 fouls) has to make sure to stay as far away as possible so as not to get his 6th foul for sneezing in Wade's direction. Result: easy layup for Wade.

To make matters worse, it seems that TNT is not even showing replays of foul calls which Wade receives, or if they do, the analysts bend over backwards to justify the call (Doug Collins was guilty in this instance, saying that because O'Neal didn't stand completely still when Wade was approaching the basket, and [unbelievably] turned to see if Wade would make the shot or miss it, he set himself up to draw the foul).

[end of complaint]

StackAttack
01-19-2007, 08:12 AM
Not that we need to be talking about this anymore, but on the call you're talking about, I don't remember who but I'm pretty sure they just got the wrong guy. JO didn't commit a foul but a Pacer did, so same deal.

capitalcity
01-19-2007, 09:37 AM
Duhwayne wade = dead horse, come Sunday.

Dirkadirkastan
01-19-2007, 10:06 PM
(Doug Collins was guilty in this instance, saying that because O'Neal didn't stand completely still when Wade was approaching the basket, and [unbelievably] turned to see if Wade would make the shot or miss it, he set himself up to draw the foul).

I remember that! Collins sounded perfectly sincere when he said turning to face Wade was a foul. These cracks about "breathing on Wade" are no exaggeration.

KFunk
01-20-2007, 06:25 AM
I hate him with a fiery passion. And it's pretty much all the refs' fault