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Pretty intersting article from a good writer for ESPN. All you conspiracy theorists should love this!

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Yeah, I posted this in the "officiating" thread.

So is Bill Simmons a Retard also? He basically has every point that I've been making about the NBA that everyone on this board called Blastfamy. And he's a Basketball Diehard.

I do like how he says that the NBA is not fixed, but then explains how they fix playoff series'.

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I guess you beat me to the punch! If Bill Simmons' theory holds true, Dallas should win tonight to force a game seven that would be officiated correctly. Hopefully the Heat won't be hoisting the trophy in Dallas tonight (Or any other night for that matter ).

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Neilson Ratings are out for last week and the Finals are still getting beat by a Re-Run.

http://www.nielsenmedia.com/nc/porta...&selOneIndex=1

You know that Stern wants to beat CSI, so Game 7 is Guaranteed.

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Stern looks like a pudgy kid that all the jocks used to stuff in a trash can during football practice. I bet he has such an inferiority complex that he needs to try and mold the direction of the game/ series just to make himself feel better. I don't want to join the ranks of the tin foil hat wearers just yet, but Bill Simmons makes some pretty strong points towards at least some minor tinkering. I've read Bill's article for a few years and he's pretty straight up with how he writes his articles. He's from Boston, so you know he has no stake in the outcome, he's just calling it like he sees it. I'd be willing to bet that Dallas takes a win tonight to even it up.

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One of the thing I liked the most was the emails he included on the right side. All of them were from neutral locations. The WWE comparisons make me crack up.

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One of the thing I liked the most was the emails he included on the right side. All of them were from neutral locations. The WWE comparisons make me crack up.
LMAO!!! I should start writing articles. I've cried conspiracy theory/fix for years. I'm not an NBA fan, so I have no real team bias. Bottom line is that it's all a ratings game, so they're going to do whatever they can to get ratings. I've made the wrestling comparison many times over. Now, all Stern needs is the Rock and Triple HHH to duke it out over new man laws at halftime to get his ratings.

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Bill Simmons is the best sports writer around. I love his movie tie-ins and how he brings his friends into each column. I want to be quoted in one of his columns sometime.
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LMAO!!! I should start writing articles. I've cried conspiracy theory/fix for years. I'm not an NBA fan, so I have no real team bias. Bottom line is that it's all a ratings game, so they're going to do whatever they can to get ratings. I've made the wrestling comparison many times over. Now, all Stern needs is the Rock and Triple HHH to duke it out over new man laws at halftime to get his ratings.
*Cough**Cough* The Finals are still being beat by Re-Runs *Cough**Cough*

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Screw this current finals format. I say they change it back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format to match the rest of the playoffs. The players and fans are used to this, so why not follow it throughout the playoffs? The more I look into David Stern's reign as commissioner, the more things I see slightly crooked. He has done alot of things to improve the league, but he's obviously had a hand in twisting games/ series' to go a certain way. Again, I dont want to join the foil brigade just yet, but I'm pretty close.

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Screw this current finals format. I say they change it back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format to match the rest of the playoffs. The players and fans are used to this, so why not follow it throughout the playoffs? The more I look into David Stern's reign as commissioner, the more things I see slightly crooked. He has done alot of things to improve the league, but he's obviously had a hand in twisting games/ series' to go a certain way. Again, I dont want to join the foil brigade just yet, but I'm pretty close.
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yup, article was good enough to make it to my signature.
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Good read and I can agree. The Mav's blow Miami out of the water tonight, then win a close one in Game 7 for the title.

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