Top 10 Worst Officiated Games in NBA HistoryA single terrible call or a sequence of terrible calls that changed who won the Finals, who would have gone to the Finals, etc.
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Lakers should give back their banner for this one. Cheats!
This game proved to me that certain teams are not allowed to win the Championship and it has completely soured me to the NBA! I used to be a huge fan and I would watch every game I could, with, evidently, false hope that my team could actually win it all. This game proved that the NBA is rigged and it totally turned me off to watching or caring about it. I do think it is a CRIME to allow fans to pay outrageous prices for tickets when, in fact, their team will not be allowed to win! Just knock me over and grab my purse in a dark alley...it is no different! Legal theft and false hope!
An absolutely disgusting show and travesty that completely killed the kings chances at a title and they haven't been the same since, the reason I don't watch the NBA anymore. This game proves the NBA is rigged. 48 minutes of complete bias and the kings still almost won.
I gave up my season tickets and have not watched the NBA since. The sport is as relevant as professional wrestling.
Dwyane Wade shot 97 free throws in the first six games of the finals. In game 5 he shot 25 tying the whole Dallas team. Was the NBA trying to "create" a star? - Bronson
Probably had worse calls than Game 6 of the 2002 WCF
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar missed a skyhook in the final moments of the game. However, Bill Laimbeer fouled him. How can you foul a skyhook? - Bronson
Bulls won this series through spacing: they created a massive number of turnovers for Utah, which was predicated on illegal defense -- zone defense -- in their sets, which the officials refused to call. Essentially a rigged series, and the media distracts from it by only pointing toward Jordan's pushoff.
In that same game, the Bulls were actually outscored by five, as Harper had a two pointer that was after the buzzer counted, and Eisley had a three that was well-before the buzzer taken away.
People usually mention the "push off". I'm one of the best jazz fans ever and it definitely was, but what people don't look at is the calls leading up to that. Anyway, these days the Jazz are still the most un-cared about team in the league and get so many missed calls. I should also mention the Suns, nuggets and magic. Who really never get calls
Yeah he pushed Russell that should have been a offensive foul - 2storm
Michael Jordan made the winning basket, but in order to do that, he had to push Bryon Russell out of the way. - Bronson
The Lakers had a 37-16 free throw advantage in that game. (That isn't so bad) What was bad was the fact that Scottie Pippen and Arvydas Sabonis fouled out. They were guarding Shaq and Kobe. Besides Pippen averages 2 fouls a game. - Bronson
That was trash reffing. We got no calls while la got everything. The gasol travel was wacky and that was just the tip of the iceberg l!
Kobe Bryant went to the free throw line 15 times. (the Celtics team went to the free throw line 17 times in all). Kobe was 6 for 24 on the court, and he got the MVP?!?! - Bronson
The Heat probably would have won anyways but it is true that this game had terrible officiating. However, the Heat still won by 33 points, which shows that even if the officiating in the game was fair, the Heat were still the better team.
In the first half the Heat had a 28-5 free throw advantage. That was about the number of times that LeBron James flopped in that half... - Bronson
Heat would have won anyways
The Lakers shot 10 free throws, while the Celtics shot 38. Doesn't that seem a little one-sided? - Bronson
There was no way Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks was fouled when he made the three. He scored the free throw to win. - Bronson
Suns always get ripped off anyways
Charles Smith of the New York Knicks was blocked four times in the last minute... or was he fouled four times. - Bronson
This is stupid. The officiating in game 7 was fine. The officiating in game 6 was a little bad, but, while Stephen Curry fouled out, the Warriors got away with a lot of fouls on the Cavs as well. Also, Curry fouled out because of his horrible decision making. Draymond should've been suspended. He punched Lebron in the nuts and also flopped to make it look like Lebron shoved him.
I don't know if this game was rigged or not. I think that suspending Draymond Green was rigged. - Bronson
Miller fouled on that inbounds play - 2storm
They wanted Iverson in the finals.