Basketball was the first sport I thought was fixed.
So I use to watch the Celtics beat the Lakers all the time along with almost every other team. I thought back then this was fixed.
Then Magic Johnson joined the Lakers and he won five NBA championships. BUT Larry Bird was winning almost every other year. We use to joke about how it was Bird’s turn to win this year and then the next year it was Magic’s turn. We joked it was in the script.
I believe this goes back to the Celtics of the 50s and 60s
The Lakers won one of the three titles contested in the Basketball Association of America which would become the NBA. Then the Lakers won 5 out of the first 10 titles in the NBA. Then suddenly here come the Celtics with this string of impossible victories
From 1959 to 1966 the Celtics won 8 titles in a row, an impossible feat. Not the Yankees or the Montreal Canadiens accomplished this feat. No team in any sports has accomplished this feat. Not only that in 1967 they didn’t make the finals. But in 1968 and 1969 they came back and won 2 more titles making for a string of 10 out of 11 years. AND if you go back to 1957 and 1958 they won in 1957 and lost the finals in 1958. So they were in 10 finals in a row and won 9 out of 10 and 11 out of 13 from 1957 to 1969. Seven of these titles came against the Lakers so out of seven times the Lakers won ZERO. This is bullshit.
I don’t care how good they were there is no way to win this fairly. Over this 13 years they would have had to have one or more bad series. Over 13 years their players got older and slower. Over 13 years some other team would have gotten on a hot streak and won. Over 13 years there would have been injuries to key players. This is bullshit.
Then when they almost killed the NBA suddenly NO ONE could repeat for the next 17 years till the Lakers in 1987 and 1988. Then just as suddenly every damn body was repeating once Magic and Bird revived the NBA and moved it into prime time. Magic’s first title was shown at 11:30 p.m. on a delayed broadcast. Then Detroit repeated in ’89 and ’90, the Bulls in ’91, ’92 and ’93, then the Rockets in ’94 and ’95, then the Bulls again in ’96, ’97, and ’98, then the Lakers again ’00, ’01, and ’02. This is more bullshit.
Too much talent?
When I wrote some of these things in a comments section of an article on the NBA being fixed, someone told me my argument and facts made me wrong. The Celtics had too much talent, NOT!!
There is no way someone could sustain that kind of team and winning over a 13 year period.
Then there is this year’s championship
When the players, coaches and even the wives complain about the game being rigged/fixed then something is up. And what possessed Stephen Curry’s wife to apologize afterward for her comments? Was she threatened by the league or whomever?
So Cleveland a team that never won a title does so by coming from being down 3-1 something that had never been done to win in the finals, come on man. In 2015 they lost to Golden State 4 – 2, now Cleveland wins 4 – 3, this is bullshit. And I don’t care if they have LeBron. He couldn’t win in Miami or Cleveland without stacking the deck. He needed a really good supporting team.
Magic Johnson came out of college and came to the Lakers and won with what was there.
Then there is their stupid draft lottery.
The team with the worst record gets the most giant cards in this drum they tumble and draw out the first team to draft. This system has been under suspicion on numerous occasions. And it is almost never the team with the worst record that gets the first pick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_draft_lottery
Every other sport gives the first pick to the team with the worst record but not the NBA. This is another way to rig the system and game.
More rules, more ways to control who wins.
I quit watching after Magic Johnson retired and then got caught up when Miami had a winning streak that got into the 20s in 2013 and ended in Chicago at 27 wins. Isn’t that where Obama is from?
Anyway I started watching and saw all his crap with a free path foul and this arc under the basket and flopping and 3 point flopping. Every time someone goes near a guy shooting a three he flops and the refs call a foul. So if you have more rules you can control the outcome much more easily. Also as in all these sports there are things that can’t be reviewed. This is bullshit. The refs know this and that is another way to control who wins.
Whether covering the point spread or whatever.
People say it can’t be done. Bullshit. All it takes is one ref or a couple players to do the job. Especially the refs. When you watch a game and they are calling fouls ONLY at one end and ONLY on one team and you can’t tell that is fixed then you need help. And if anyone complains they get fined. Most announcers won’t even complain about bad calls because they would probably be fired.
How about when the announcers say “good no call.” This one kills me. And they do this in most team sports. Selective foul or penalty calls. A foul is a foul is a foul and should be called. It also kills me when a guy gets knocked down and it isn’t a foul and then you brush one of the “stars” hands on a shot or layup and there is a foul. This is bullshit.
My next sports are fixed will be on NASCAR. NASCAR and basketball are the two I quit watching because they appear to be fixed.
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