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I have 2 questions:

1. Does anybody really believe Duncan was NOT behind Crawford's suspension/firing? Not an out-right demand, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze Mr Stern, I really don't feel I'll get a fair shake with that guy working my games ever again".

2. Does anybody really doubt at some point in the playoffs, on some play, a close but defendable call will be made that hurts Duncan & his team in a critical sitch? Not an obvious f-you call, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze that was close...let's give this one to the other guys".
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Old Wed Apr 18, 2007, 08:47pm
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[QUOTE=Dan_ref]http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2842019

I have 2 questions:

1. Does anybody really believe Duncan was NOT behind Crawford's suspension/firing? Not an out-right demand, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze Mr Stern, I really don't feel I'll get a fair shake with that guy working my games ever again". I may find this interesting.


2. Does anybody really doubt at some point in the playoffs, on some play, a close but defendable call will be made that hurts Duncan & his team in a critical sitch? Not an obvious f-you call, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze that was close...let's give this one to the other guys". I don't believe this will happen.
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Old Wed Apr 18, 2007, 11:45pm
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1. Does anybody really believe Duncan was NOT behind Crawford's suspension/firing? Not an out-right demand, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze Mr Stern, I really don't feel I'll get a fair shake with that guy working my games ever again".
Not really sure on this one.

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2. Does anybody really doubt at some point in the playoffs, on some play, a close but defendable call will be made that hurts Duncan & his team in a critical sitch? Not an obvious f-you call, maybe something as innocent as "Geeze that was close...let's give this one to the other guys".
Doubtful - but, I think Duncan may have been trying to work the media in advance. That way, if the Spurs lose on "questionable calls," the fanboy monkeys will already have the "the refs are all picking on us 'cause of Joey Crawford!" conspiracy theory ready to go.
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Old Thu Apr 19, 2007, 01:31am
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That way, if the Spurs lose on "questionable calls," the fanboy monkeys will already have the "the refs are all picking on us 'cause of Joey Crawford!" conspiracy theory ready to go.
Something for us to look forward to....it's almost a given.
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Old Thu Apr 19, 2007, 07:51am
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Something for us to look forward to....it's almost a given.

They've already started. Tony Kornheiser said that it's possible that they might make a call in a game one or game two as a shot across the bow to the Spurs. Nothing like throwing flames.

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Old Thu Apr 19, 2007, 08:49am
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They've already started. Tony Kornheiser said that it's possible that they might make a call in a game one or game two as a shot across the bow to the Spurs. Nothing like throwing flames.
The problem is......we'll end up getting those moronic fanboys(coughCoachJinxcough) posting here as if it's a given. You know, if I read it or heard it on tv, it has to be true.
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Old Thu Apr 19, 2007, 08:51am
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I like his last line about "I didn't want to be part of this in the first place." If you don't want to be part of situations like this shut your cake hole in the first place. Crawford might have overreacted, but I've lost a ton of respect for Duncan now that he's whining about officials having it out for him in the playoffs.
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