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Kobe Fouls

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There has been a lot of post game talk on the nation’s favorite sports channel about questionable calls on Kobe for his 5 fouls.

But no one is mentioning the two fouls that would/could have been called on Bryant that would have fouled him out with number 6.

The blocking call on Tony Allen could easily have been called a charge by Bryant. Tony was well set up and outside the circle before Kobe got there. And the body contact by Kobe on Ray Allen’s drive that the TV announcers said was a good ‘no call’. Contact was made and it affected the shot. It looked like a foul to me.

But we all know that they aren’t fouling out one of the game’s marquee players in the Finals on fouls like that.

Also, two clean blocks by Celtic players, Pierce and Davis, were called fouls, not blocks.

KG had a few fouls that could have been non-calls as well.  It helped keep him out of the game for the second time in a row.

I don’t see anything unusual that occurred with Kobe, except that he didn’t get the benefit of the doubt a few times, which is albeit, rare.

There were important ‘bad calls’ both ways.

Thomas Halzack

4 Responses

  1. Tom Halzack says:

    If you read the whole article, I think you are making my point, except for the fact that ESPN was making a big deal about Kobe’s fouls. So they were talking about it, but only in relation to Bryant.

    T

  2. kevin says:

    if those fouls werent called he could of afforded the last call or two

  3. kevin says:

    hahaha hilarious. everyone besides a celtics fan knows it was a horribly officiated game. espn and nba network arent gonna talk about it. and people like you are just lying to the fans more. the NBA in a lot of peoples mind is getting old and tainted. Its all about the money, not about the sport. if those first fouls were called against kobe he could of afforded to get those fouls late. at least he could of played and not had to worry about fouls the whole 4th quarter. im not a lakers fan but i believe the refs took that game from them

  4. Ron says:

    a new award just announced;

    New York Knicks’ Most Valuable Player Award – in Boston
    - Nate Robinson