It’s true! I’ll give you a second to process that.
Okay, now this wasn’t as egregious as previous situations (2002 Western Conference Finals, 2006 NBA Finals.) The Magic hit their free throws? It would be a 2-2 series. But they didn’t. So the game went to overtime.
But, when you have a superstar like Kobe Bryant who…shall we say, has a bit of Bruce Bowen in him?
The referees allow that to happen. He aims his elbow in the general direction of other peoples head and does not get called for it. And tonight? It allowed for a dagger to be plunged into the heart of the Magic. Jameer has to get new dental work. Pietrus will get some form of punishment, the Lakers get a tainted win.
And that’s the shame. This was a classic. At least it was until the referees stuck their head in it.
Bah. Bah I say.