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David Stern Wants The Miami Heat To Win Game 7 Tonight

Tonight’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals will define a lot of careers, among other cliches. The NBA, and its fearless tyrant David Stern, should remain neutral, as any impartial judge would. Too bad that’s not the case.

The NBA store tipped its hand last night as this OKC “Beat The Heat” t-shirt was briefly available for purchase. Although the NBA does sell other “Beat The Heat” t-shirts, this OKC version sports a tiny NBA Finals logo below the design. So, there you have it: David Stern wants a Heat-Thunder NBA Finals matchup.

But wait! It gets better.

NBA.com delivered this featured story on its homepage today, denigrating all fans rooting for the Celtics because “true hoops fans” want to see the Heat and Thunder face off in the Finals. Nevermind that some fans are, you know, from Boston, or hate LeBron and Miami for the decision/teaming up thing, or simply enjoy pulling for the underdog.

Gaaahhh!!! The conspiracy! Tim Donaghy, what say you on this issue?

[Buzzfeed, Larry Brown Sports]

  • Julian

    After Miami Heat – Boston Celtics 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, I believe that the NBA is rigged.

    …In the 4th quarter of Game 7, the refs called / blew nearly as many calls in favor of the Miami Heat as I’ve ever seen… And Game 2 was gifted to the Heat in overtime: Wade slapped Rondo across the face with under two minutes left to play and no call.

  • Sylviann

    I also believe that the NBA is rigged.  Refs called a lot of bad calls on game 7 of Hear & Celtics and forget it they did the same if not more between Spurs & Thurder.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…didn’t Romney surrogate Donald Trump threaten to sue Miss Pennsylvania due to her claims that the Miss USA pageant was rigged?  Hey Donald…look into this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Johnson/100000190455903 Rick Johnson

    What do you expect. A large number of game officials are convicted felons. A large group of official were charged with tax fraud for trading in their NBA issued first class tickets for coach and pocketing the difference and not reporting it to IRS. The league fired all of them but turned around in the dark of night and rehired everyone except the one who did not plead guilty. 

    Let’s not forget about the lottery. They refuse to open up the selection process to the public but just show the result of the process.  How many times have we seen the lottery come up with results that would give the hometown of the number one player the first choice or the top choice to a major TV market.

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