Lakers "BIG " TV contract got Mike Brown fired... TV is paying millions and they want "Watchers" lots of "happy" watchers who will tune in and watch the advertisements and this inturn keeps the "mega dolars" flowing in. Lakers new TV contact is one of the BIGGEST in history and the pressure is on to keep the fans "TUNED IN"
Rators and Bobcats aren't making alot of money for the league . NBA needs "hero's" , you can't put the fans's hero on the bench ( remember they ar the ones tuning in) and the Lakers have ALOT of these and a big promise to the TV people to uphold .
Bad ratings ( no James or Kobe) means less money for the NBA and in turn affects MrSSterns back pocket and most likey those of the refs., or at least they ability to keep their job in some hidden fashion.
Refs ...should be PENALILZED for making bad calls....after a certain number of bad calls ( reviewed by a board of coachs)
There is no CHECKS and Balances to make sure Stern and his Refs are on the UP and UP....we know they aren't. Well, unless you a a 10 year old and can't tell, long as LBJ is in the game and cruzing along scoring 40 points a game. ALot of ignorant fans or fans whith their heads in the sand. What ever , something an't adding up.
Just like politicians refs don't want term limits .