During the Denver series, we heard a lot of crying. However, I for one respect coach Sloan very highly; I believe he’s using this as a tactic to become more physical in game 4. Plus is Sloan forgetting Utah fouls more than any other team in the NBA?
SLTribune: With the Lakers having shot a combined 89 free throws in Games 1 and 2, Sloan has registered a few quiet complaints about the officiating in recent days. Talking about Kobe Bryant, Sloan said at Friday’s pregame shootaround:“He’s had pretty much a free rein because it’s a non-contact sport when you guard him.”
Phil did respond to what Sloan had to say…
LockerTalk: “He (Sloan) can’t even open his mouth to speak about that the way Boozer pushes and shoves out there. I mean, he got away with all his pushes (Friday night) that he was getting called on in L.A., so in that regard you just let it go and say the stars get to play their games and the other guys have to keep their hands to themselves.”