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NBA Officiating - Conspiracy Theory (Hornets/Lakers)



Quick Fanpost - I found this series of events in the Hornets-Lakers series pretty interesting.

 

I didn't read the story at the time, but the associated press yesterday printed a story where Hornets coach Monty Williams complained about the officiating.  He specifically referenced the Lakers big men standing in the lane for more than 3 seconds.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2011/news/story?id=6422021

"Hornets coach Monty Williams says he put in calls to NBA headquarters to ask why game officials were allowing Lakers big men to stand in the paint under the New Orleans basket for more than 3 seconds and aggressively bump defenders out of the way."

Now, we expect coaches to complain about officials.  But what I found interesting was if you were watching the Hornets-Lakers game, you noticed the officials attempted to call Emeka Okafor for 3 seconds at a crucial point in the game.  Only 1 problem, only 2 seconds had elapsed from the shot clock.

The officials were forced to reverse the call after the New Orleans Hornets protested.   I've been looking for the highlights on youtube, and can't find them.  But I thought it was a pretty telling moment, for people into NBA conspiracy theories* and who think the officials treat some players, coaches and teams differently.

*Disclaimer - I am typically not into NBA conspiracy theories, but thought this was too big of a coincidence.

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