Remember that one play in the fourth quarter, when the ball absolutely, one hundred percent went off Kevin Garnett’s hand but the referees still called it Celtics ball? Then the refs looked at instant replay and still, somehow, miraculously, after seeing the ball go off Kevin Garnett’s hand, called it Celtics ball?
How in the world did the refs screw up that one?
I found it hard to believe that Lakers fans complained about the refs after Game 2, especially after the Lakers made more free throws than the Celtics attempted, but that out of bounds call was horrendously egregious.
It was plain as day that the ball was off the Celtics and it should have been Laker ball, wasn’t it? Wasn’t it?
I thought so, but my little brother the optimist brought up an interesting point before the refs even made their decision: Pau Gasol hit Kevin Garnett’s hand into the ball. Garnett didn’t hit the ball himself, but only came into contact with it after Pau hit his hand.
Does that matter? Should that matter? Is THAT what the refs saw when they looked at the instant replay? Or were they simply as blind as that old hag who almost drove straight into my car the other day?
I don’t know what the refs saw (or if they even saw anything) — who knows, maybe my brother was right. All I know is, that out of bounds call is the one call the Lakers really have a right to be furious about.
P.S. – Here’s why the Lakers have no right to complain about any other calls: