Airing Out Grievances In The NBA

December 23rd, 2009 by Brendan Tyman Leave a reply »
Since today is Festivus, the day we air out our grievances, I wanted to make a list of my grievances in the National Basketball Association.

Boston Celtics' forward Rasheed Wallace, center Kendrick Perkins, and the NBA officiating crew need to get their act together. Wallace and Perkins must refrain from getting upset over calls that go against them or their teammates.

Wallace has nine technical fouls and Perkins has eight. They are halfway from the magic number of 16, which is when players and coaches begin to serve one-game suspensions for each ensuing technical foul whistled against them.

Meanwhile, these officials target athletes such as Wallace and Perkins. The superstars (Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers) have showed up the officials before by running down the court after a call doesn’t go their way or saying things towards the officials, but the officials are more lenient towards handing them a technical. David Stern protects the NBA’s top revenue-generators, its delicate star system.

Speaking of James, he has to cut down on the showboating act. He is constantly dancing on the sidelin ...

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