Monday , Jun , 16 , 2008 Christopher Sells

Steal or Foul?

This is a special feature from guest blogger Christopher Sells.

All this talk of referees possibly fixing games and the league allegedly giving them orders to lengthen playoff series has all of the conspiracy theorists crying foul. As in there should have been one on Kobe Bryant when he poked the ball away from Paul Pierce late in the fourth quarter of Game 5. That, along with all of the fouls that went against the Celtics and their gimpy team (yes, we’re still questioning injuries, apparently), has people wondering if the league is trying to force a Game 7.

Check out the below video at about the 1:15 mark and judge for yourself whether a foul should have been called. Feel free to discuss the other allegations as well, but good luck proving anything.