June 18, 2010

WHEREAS DAVID STERN DESERVES CREDIT FOR RECOGNIZING HE HAD A GAME HE COULDN'T MARKET...:

They lacked a finishing touch (Gary Washburn, June 18, 2010, Boston Globe)

While the Celtics blamed themselves and the Lakers’ execution down the stretch for the collapse, one Celtic in particular had an issue with the officiating. After the game, Wallace, sporting a white T-shirt with his sneakers and headphones resting on the floor beside him, stood outside the officials’ locker room waiting to speak with Dan Crawford.

Wallace fouled out in that pivotal fourth quarter. He attempted to take a charge on Bryant after Gasol chased down an offensive rebound. Earlier, he was called for a loose ball foul on Gasol. Of course Wallace disagreed with both calls and the free throw disparity was not lost on Rivers.

“I thought the lack of size at the end of the day was the difference in the game,’’ he said. “I thought our guys battled down there, but 23-8, you know, on offensive rebounds, and then the 37-17 discrepancy in free throws, that makes it almost impossible to overcome.’’


...the dependence on marketing individual stars instead means that you can't afford for your employees--the officials--to allow those stars to lose.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 18, 2010 6:21 AM
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