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#1 BasketballIQ

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:21 PM

Dwight Howard is a superstar, tough, Center. It seems like he doesn't get the Superstar calls, more like rookie calls.

I personally think the Lakers have NEVER really gotten the benefit of calls, though last season it seemed to be getting better.

BOTH technical fouls in the game were not UP to the standard , but even some of the offensive fouls where guys flop during rebounding positioning.

I think it's unfair, do you?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Probably but that's the least of our problems. How about Howard giving a [expletive] before he is tossed next time.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Dwight hasn't played like a superstar this season.
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:32 PM

Tyson Chandler on roids? My brother said that, he a so called "Basketball Historian". :laughing:

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:33 PM

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:34 PM

Dwight hasn't played like a superstar this season.

Well only one Center is even in the same conversation as Dwight right now and all he has to do is catch Lobs and get tip ins on the offensive side of the floor.

BBut, despite this loss, I can't let that ejection slide. The refs were WRONG

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:54 PM

I didn't see the game.

What happened on the 2 techs?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Can someone create a garbage sig for this guy?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:58 PM

I didn't see the game.

What happened on the 2 techs?

First one was him just yelling at the ref for a missed call it was pretty dumb but the second one was absolute bs- After Ron shot his free throw, D12 and some guy on their team got tangled up but he initiated the contact and not D12. It was just awful. Definitely could have cost us the game. Not that were good even with Howard in the game but it's better than not having him.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:02 PM

Dont know, dont care, if you play the game the right way you dont have to worry about the refs

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:06 PM

Yea...right after I create an idiot sig for you

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:15 PM

First one was him just yelling at the ref for a missed call it was pretty dumb but the second one was absolute bs- After Ron shot his free throw, D12 and some guy on their team got tangled up but he initiated the contact and not D12. It was just awful. Definitely could have cost us the game. Not that were good even with Howard in the game but it's better than not having him.


Sometimes, I don't mind a tech. I think many basketball fans feel the same. If a guy is really into the game, and is completely selling out for his team, then I'm ok with him getting a little heated in the process and drawing a tech. You've got to be playing hard, though, if you want a little slack from the officials.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Sometimes, I don't mind a tech. I think many basketball fans feel the same. If a guy is really into the game, and is completely selling out for his team, then I'm ok with him getting a little heated in the process and drawing a tech. You've got to be playing hard, though, if you want a little slack from the officials.

I agree. But the refs were just awful this game there were many other questionable calls. I know that people like to say we never lose because of the refs and believe me I hate using that as an excuse, but if you watch all our games you'll see that one or two missed/questionable calls can be the difference in us winning or losing, given how sporadic our momentum is.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:35 PM

Not at all. It's been an issue for the entirety of his career. I remember from 2010 playoffs there were tons of memes and discussion of Howard and his foul trouble issues.

Tyson Chandler has had the same issues. It's funny, because the post-seasons where these two centers were given the respect from the officials, Howard sent his team the finals, and Chandler helped his team win a championship. I find that pattern interesting.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Dominant big guys rarely do.

Refs have often admitted they simply don't know how to ref games with them. Nothing new.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:27 PM

He's gotta learn to make his fouls count. He gets whistled for way too many off the ball.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:43 PM

It's the Shaq treatment.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:48 PM

Dwight has always got a little short changed on calls. He's big, strong, smaller guys can pound him and get away with it. Despite that he leads the league in ft attempts though.

What is strange to me is that he has NEVER been ejected in his career prior to coming to LA. He already has 2 ejections not even halfway through the season. I don't know if his attitude has changed or if the refs perception of him has changed. I think it's the latter, I don't believe he deserved either of those ejections. Oh well, gotta play through it.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 06:48 PM

NO

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Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:49 AM

the goal tending calls he gets are kinda questionable

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