Game Stolen By N.B. A. Referees

United States
June 12, 2009 8:43am CST
Will someone please tell me why it was not a foul called on Kobe Bryant for elbowing The Magic's player to the floor and let Kobe pass the ball to fisher for the winning basket? If you can miss that call then theres is no need to call every little nick of a foul and every travel or jump ball from this point on to make yourself look good now if you did not know it was a foul then you need to step that's just my opinon thank you!
4 responses
• United States
12 Jun 09
Kobe didn't elbow that guy in the face. He ran into Kobe's elbow. The guy kept running into Kobe on purpose to make it look like it was a foul. The Magic played dirty that whole night and I'm glad they lost.
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@Philbo (579)
• Canada
12 Jun 09
I watched this one over and over and you are right. No foul was the right call. You can't call elbowing on an offensive player if the defender ran into it in that fashion. If he had really taken that elbow the way he made it look they would've taken him off the court on a stretcher. I lose a lot of respect for a player trying to win a game trying to get a foul call by initiating contact like that and then embellishing it.
• United States
12 Jun 09
If I remember correctly, Lakers won 99-91. So, even if they didn't count that basket, Lakers still would've won.
• United States
12 Jun 09
If you remember correctly it was a foul and if it had been called what it was it would have been Magics basketball and Orlando winning by three points with about 11.7 seconds to play
• United States
12 Jun 09
Even if the lakers had not made that basket they still would have won.Tell me How?
• United States
12 Jun 09
Oh! Sorry, I mixed it up with another game. Even though I support Lakers, I agree with you.
@imacRuel1 (258)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
if you have watched the game carefully... It wasn't Kobe who initiate contact as it was Jameer Nelson who ran after Kobe... Kobe was on his way for a turnaround shot when Nelson tried to stop him... Kobe did not even point his elbow directly to the face of Nelson.. he overreacted to contant to make it look that it's an offensive foul. The fact is that the REFS are not against Orlando... they even help Orlando to win the game... but didn't happen! It is the Lakers that's been getting the bad call in the 4th quarter...Imagine 12 fouls aginst none to Magic... Magic 1st team foul in the 4th came w/ 1 minute left in the clcok... So who do think got favored by the REFS... The Magic lost b'cos of their missed chances in the free throws... the lakers didn't even had a free throws in the last quarter.
• United States
12 Jun 09
I am sure it was not an intentional foul but if it was it was clearly seen and not called and for the turn around was he going to make a half court basket but decided to give it to fisher why replay was not used? I know now not to waste time on basketball games anymore when an intentional call or no call is done to advantage or disadvantage one team over another matter of fact this Laker team is the worst I have ever seen playing in the finals for the championship or any other team especially when they was so favored as a no brainer to win no mater it be Kevin Garnett and Boston or Lebron and Clevland Dwight Howard and the Magic have been their own worst enemy with their turnovers and inability to play good team defense all but game one the Magic should have or could have won I cannot speak for everyone but if and I say if the lakers win then spare me all the hoop and holler because they have not shown what the finals is about you see Kobe trying to rally them and be player coach type person for his team. I believe this is why Charles Barkley said that he did not like the way the lakers laid back overconfident attitudes they are not playing championship basketball that's why any experienced team would have beat the lakers that is why Kobe was coaching them on the break periods if the was up to par he would not have to have done that Being a Laker fan for years I remembered when the would be playing championship ball one to two weeks before the playoffs started and so would boston
• United States
12 Jun 09
That is why you could give the Magic a good possible chance of winning that is why it is important to have a good mental approach towards the lakers is the key to victory and even if you get down three to none do not feel bad you could win four straight on a team like the lakers because they were not in championship form and then coming in well rested for game one ask Cleveland about a long rest can hurt sometimes more than help.That is why I said the whole chain or team of the lakers is weak and if I find other weak spots I would utilize them but you don't need none if that is the case because you do not let the supporting cast of Kobe get untracked if they were not in playoff form then My team concentrate on playing defense and keeping them from getting in an offensive flow. So that is where I give Kobe a lot of credit because the Magic let him start getting them in a positive flow of offense and with an experienced team they will gradually get into a offense and defensive flow if it was there before and that is why the Magic will find difficulty because they were to work on keeping them from getting into positive game flow and at the same time start playing good team defense and improve on their defensive play from game to game instead their team defense has not improved any and the Lakers offense has good strategy Kobe and zen master making the adjustments as needed as the game progresses. Zen master know it was to early to come with a strategic win because Orlando would make adjustments he has is answer for howard he knows he has a scorer in Kobe that the Magic can not match and they would need good scoring consistent scoring from from all of the Magic players but if it came down to it he would concentrate on Lewis or Turkoglu and he chosed Lewis of course. Anyhow Have a Good Day and Farewell and all that other good Jazz! Da Da Da Dat's all Folks
@jakeb1 (562)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Lakers won 99-91 in overtime. That elbow happened with about five seconds left in the game and the Lakers down by three points. It was right before Derek Fisher hit the first of his two big 3-pointers. I thought that it was a foul as well. It might of been a little acting but he clearly hit him with the elbow. The refs stole that game from the Magic.