Celtics vs. Lakers Game 6: New Rule for NBA Finals, Let the Players Play

June 14th, 2010 by Will Leivenberg Leave a reply »
It's nothing new, just more obvious then ever in this NBA Finals: almost every possession includes some kind of foul.

Defensive three-seconds. Reach-in. Over-the-back. Blocking.

Whether you're a fervent Kobe Bryant or Paul Pierce fan, a zealous Lakers or Celtics supporter, or simply a wide-eyed spectator engaging in a thrilling basketball duel, you have to admit outrageous fouls called on both sides have made this a tough series to watch.


I've always been a firm believer that the referees should never be blamed for the outcome of a sporting event.

However, some players, like the Celtic's power forward Rasheed Wallace, make their feelings clear about the ref's calls.

While some consider Rasheed an "animated" player, I think he should swap nicknames with Glen Davis. Wallace truly deserves the title "Big-Baby" for every time a foul is called on him and he gallops across court with an incredulous expression on his face.

Similarly, when Lakers guard Derek Fisher tumbles to the ground for his 37th time in the 1st quarter, he has solidified his nomination for "Best Flopper."

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