Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 10:50 am  |  7 responses

Tim Donaghy Analyzes Tape of Game 1

With Game 2 on deck tonight, a lot of words have been spent talking about Game 1. One of the main topics of conversation has been the refereing. There were a lot of fouls called in the first Finals game. Some appeared to be completely phantom. So who better to have analyze each call than disgraced refereee, Tim Donaghy? He went over the tape for Deadspin. Here are some of the better lines: “Palming violation missed. Artest gets away with one…Kobe gets a “star treatment” call with this bump. Cheap foul…Pierce fools the referee into calling this foul. Kobe is given his second foul and goes to the bench…Foul called on Pierce. I don’t see a foul on this play. Strange call — usually officials won’t make this type of call on the team down several points.” For more analysis broken down call by call, check out the original post.

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  • The Philosopher

    SLAM, You are… THE GREATEST!

  • Do Work

    why do people pay attention to what this douche has to say?

  • Danny

    Why are Slam giving this a-hole attention?

    Come on Slam you’re better than that.

  • AL29

    I don’t get it… what’s wrong with posting this article? Donaghy is a douche, but the league has booked big games before. This is a legitimate issue, not just some crazy conspiracy theory. 2002 Western Conference Finals, game 6… ’nuff said.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    This is worth discussing due to the rampant favoritism/bias that the league readily promotes based on the wishes of Stern. @AL29 I see your 2002 Westen Conf Finals and raise you the 2006 Finals.

  • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Xai88DrYsAhqiM:http://a.espncdn.com/media/apphoto/b8ad869b-bb74-4ba0-89b5-857787be7ba6.jpg Jackie Moon

    This is interesting, but there is no real theme here. The explanation for each call on its own seems reasonable enough, but taken as a whole there are many contradictions – one time it’s star treatment, the next they missed the star getting fouled.

  • dfortruth

    Did you ask him how much money he has on that game?