http://www.washtimes.com/sports/2006050 ... -4461r.htm
At times, crying pays
By Tom Knott
May 4, 2006
CLEVELAND. -- LeBron James skipped down the floor like a little baby after incurring a player-control foul late in the first half of Game 5 last night.
This is the face of the NBA?
This is not a face anyone should have to see.
The only item missing from this sad, sorry spectacle was a stuffed animal.
As wimpy as this display was, there were others.
And these shallow bursts of immaturity seemed to work on the decision-making abilities of referees Bernie Fryer, Mark Wunderlich and Joe Forte in the early going.
The trio indulged every whimper of the Cleveland Crybabies.
It is a wonder the referees did not hold the Crybabies close to their bosoms.
James was the Most Valuable Crybaby, as he employed a wide variety of tormented faces.
He probably would have squirted tears if he thought it was necessary to persuade the referees to see things his way.
James ran over Jared Jeffries just before halftime, and the referees awarded James with a blocking call.
Although this was an atrocious call, it at least did not decide the game.
And he chimes in again in another piece:
http://www.washtimes.com/sports/2006050 ... -5349r.htm
The Wizards only can hope that the three referees show a spine around the Big Crybaby in Game 6 on Fun Street tonight.
The officiating remains the swing element in the series, mostly because the Big Crybaby has a meltdown of 2-year-old proportions each time a call goes against him that eventually conditions the three referees to feel his pain.
Just snippets from each article.....geeze, this guy is a tad overboard here, ya think? Does James complain after every foul he makes or non-call against him? Yeh. Does it annoy me? yeah. But, it is hardly not the norm in the NBA.....and, I wouldn't consider Lebron a Big Crybaby.