The NBA refs are terrible at best. They blow calls, let the stars travels and get away with all kinds of stuff. Sometimes they seem to favor a team over another. Instant replay exposes them to all kinds of justifiable scrutiny. They also seem to subsidize certain players with FTAs when they are having an off night. Stuff like this just reinforces the rigged league narrative.
Call it the same way for both teams. I don't care if they call a tight call as long as it applied to both sides evenly. It rarely does, and they love to call fouls on one team and balance it out with FTAs in the end when it does not matter and the game is out of hand. This crap just throws fire to the conspiracies. I just think they are fans (hence the star calls) and are just really bad at what they do. Some of them have histories of getting personal with the players when they should be impersonal refs.
well put. The blatant favor shown to stars is ridiculous, it's so unprofessional. Lebron is absolute worst . All this purposeful ignoring the BASIC rules of basketball , brings the sport down in my eyes. Rules are what makes playing difficult and interesting and requires more skill . Melo walks with the ball practically every time he touches it. Far too few offensive fouls are called. Lebron clears out everybody with his arm on every drive ...like he is a fullback in the NFL. Harden carries the ball every trip down court. On and on . Make the calls . Clean it up.
Street ball would be cut down , if the rules were actually enforced . Team ball and passing become more strategic tools to get good looks , instead of Lebron breaking six rules everytime he is on offense. But thats seems to be the trend , away from rules .