Friday, May 15, 2009

Is it just me or anyone also feels that some of the NBA play off games are staged?

Something is seriously wrong somewhere, how can one explain the loss of LA Lakers last night by 15 points to Houston Rockets, and the same team literally killed Rockets in the previous game by 40 points.

Oh yes, I fully understand the concept of home and away games, the pros and cons of both. Playing in front of home crowd, playing in their daily practice courts does makes a difference but should not to the extent of winning one day by 40 points at home and then losing by 15 points away. No I’m not convinced.

Exactly same thing was witnessed in the 4th game between Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Any one with basic understanding of game can say that Nuggets are way better than Mavericks in this season, it’s pretty clear how much Kidd n Nowitzki struggle to keep their team together, and how easy it is for Billups and Carmello Anthony along with supporting cast of Kenyon Martin/Nene/JR Smith to score at will. They almost toyed with Mavericks defense in first 3 games and till then end of 3rd quarter of 4th game.

Then what happened in the 4th quarter?? How can they explain the loss despite being up by 10 points by the end of 3rd quarter?
Suddenly they lost their shooting capabilities, suddenly defense become porous, almost non-existent, Kidd n Terry were left open to shoot 3 pointers. There was no effort and intent to win the game.

And then in 5th game at home they killed Mavericks by some 15 odd points,
Like I said earlier, something is wrong somewhere, they just want to force as many games as possible; there is much more to that meets the eye, hell lot of money is involved in every game, TV audience, sell out crowds, and of course players/officials all make hundred thousands of dollars.

For people sitting in stadium, it doesn’t make much difference to them; they get the whole carnival like atmosphere in the arena, with different kind of distractions in a feel good way, they just don’t realize that they’re being ripped off, and on top of it they just love to see home team winning over rounds of free-flowing beers.
But TV audiences feel cheated, they are just watching the game, there is no hoop hulla around them, it’s just the game, they overcome the numerous time-outs, commercial with hope of watching some competitive game but all they get is some ‘fixed’ stuff, half-hearted attempts, players just going through the motions. And that’s frustrating.


Pallavi said...

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Arunima said...

samajh me nahi aaya.

Stone said...

hmmm....note to self -- STOP writing about NBA