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Lebron the "Big Crybaby"??

Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 05, 2006 9:04 am

Someone needs to smack this Washington writer....

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.

-SNIP-


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.
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Unread postby yargs7 » Fri May 05, 2006 10:14 am

Lebron does overreact to most calls. He makes that face like he is literally going to cry. That's just his age though. He will grow out of it. The bottom line is...He doesn't get a ton of calls in his favor like Kobe does or MJ used to. As long as he keeps playing the way he does, I don't care if he sucks on a pacifier and wears a bib.
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Unread postby pup » Fri May 05, 2006 11:07 am

I just find it very funny that anyone from Washington can make a statement about actions changing the way the game is called. Isn't this what Eddie Jordan has done after EVERY Cavs win so far?
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Unread postby pup » Fri May 05, 2006 12:49 pm

Had to go run some numbers to clear up this travesty of officiating.

In the regular season, the Washington Wizards averaged 30.4 free throws per game. In this series, they are averaging 35.4. That is 5 more free throws per game.

In the regular season, the Cleveland Caveliers averaged 28.3 free throws per game. In this series, they are averaging 29.2. That is less than 1 extra free throw per game.

Gilbert Arenas? 10 FT/Game in the regular season, 12 in the playoffs.
LeBron James? 10 FT/Game in the regular season, 12 in the playoffs.

So the stars are being treated equally, but the Wizards have the advantage over the course of the series.

And this is after the Cavs had a roughly 15 FTA advantage in game 5. Shut up Washington, shut up Eddie jordan, and shut up idiot columnist from the Post who obviously is not paid to do any research.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 05, 2006 1:16 pm

Sent an e-mail out to Windhorst about it.....and got this back:

Knott is a wacko writing for a wacko right-wing paper.
Ignore him.


About sums it up.
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Unread postby pup » Fri May 05, 2006 1:31 pm

Awesome!
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Unread postby Lebowski » Fri May 05, 2006 9:24 pm

Gotta love Windhorst.
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