I really, really despise almost everything I’ve ever read from Tim Povtak. Povtak is the guy who said his MVP vote went to somebody besides Lebron James because Lebron rested for a few games at the end of the season. He’s like Fanhouse’s Dan Shaughnessy, only with a little Skip Bayless sprinkled on top. THAT’S how bad some of Povtak’s stuff is.
But damn, he might have topped himself when talking about the NBA rescinding Perkins’ technical foul. (Fanhouse)
The NBA wonders why it has such an image problem, why hard-core fans still believe that outcomes are influenced by the desires of the league office, why most everyone thinks there are different standards for different players when it comes to officials.
It’s because of rulings like Thursday’s, allowing Celtics center Kendrick Perkins to play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Orlando Magic. It’s not a surprising move by the NBA — it was almost expected — and it certainly feeds the conspiracy theory.
A Lakers/Celtics Finals is best for everyone.
It’s called selective enforcement of the rules, which the league has mastered, which leads to improving the odds of one team over another. Is it right? No. Does it happen? It just did.
The league did itself no favors with this one, taking back the technical foul it called against Perkins Wednesday night in Game 5, which allows him to play Friday.
Why does it have a rule that triggers an automatic one-game suspension when a player reaches seven technical fouls in the playoffs if exceptions like this are made without explanation?
This is entertainment, that’s why. It’s not just about competition. It’s show business, television ratings and encouraging outcomes for the overall good of the league. Perkins sitting in street clothes isn’t good for the league if the Celtics get stomped in Boston.
Why is a technical foul on Wednesday not a technical foul on Thursday? Did Perkins take back his boorish, childish behavior that prompted the technical in the first place? Or did official Eddie Rush forget that Perkins already had one technical earlier in the game, leaving him one slip away from an automatic suspension?
Povtak, that bumbling idiot, must have gotten hit by a Dwight Howard elbow harder than Glen Davis did the other night. Did he even see the two technical fouls Perkins received? Does he realize that the first technical — the one that wasn’t even rescinded — happened when Perk merely slipped while trying to help Paul Pierce off the ground? Does he know that the league reviews EVERY SINGLE BORDERLINE TECHNICAL FOUL ALL YEAR LONG?
Listen up Povtak, you drunken fool: Last season, with the NBA on the verge of a dynamic Kobe-Lebron Finals, Dwight Howard’s sixth technical foul was rescinded. Did the NBA do that because it wanted to stop a Kobe-Lebron Finals series? Because those damn puppets were getting a little annoying? No Povtak, you imbecile, the NBA rescinded Howard’s technical foul last year for the same reasons it rescinded Perk’s two days ago — because his actions didn’t warrant a technical foul.
So shut your dumb-ass mouth, Povtak, you’re good for nothing but stirring the pot. You and Skip Bayless enjoy all the publicity you get, but you guys garner less respect than more or less any sports figure in the United States of America.
Oh and one more thing: Is it any surprise that Povtak spent 29 years as a writer for the Orlando Sentinel?