Dear Mr.David Stern,
I come to you as a fan of the game, an avid viewer of the regular season and playoffs and we have beef. It is only approaching the second games in the first round of the 2011 playoffs and I am going to need you to do something about these refs. If this continues, we will have major problems sir. The horrible calls that have been called in such close games have made me question the validity of the outcome and if you have something to do with it.
Game 1 the Celtics barely clenched the victory over the Knicks that had held the lead for the majority of the game. With a minute remaining in the game the refs made 2 crucial calls. The first call was the offensive foul called on Melo as he stood beyond the arch. This is not the call you make with the game on the line and less than a minute remaining. This call eventually led to a wide open 3 by Ray Allen which won them the game. But might I add the reason Allen was so wide open was because the refs didn’t make a call on Garnett tripping one of the Knicks players.Both of these calls could have possibly resulted in a different outcome if called correctly. Continue reading Letter to the Commissioner: Dear David Stern