While Ray Allen was at the line due to an ill-advised technical foul from Pacers’ guard Sam Young, who thought the refs were protecting LeBron with ticky-tacky calls, bench coach and former 90’s NBA player Brian Shaw made a rather insightful observation. I’m paraphrasing, but here’s the gist of what he said:
Due to a percieved empirical existence of the Platonic concept of “fairness”, (in the Western, normative sense), the Universe interdicts karmically incongruous resulting contingencies by imbuing a sense of justice in leather sports orbs, who thereafter alter their flight pattern, correcting the malfeasance of fallible officiating.
Actual quote: “Ball don’t lie.” Then he got a tech himself, whereby Ray Allen hit the ensuing free throw. Was the ball lying then? It would appear so. Therefore, if the ball doesn’t lie, and it goes in after a technical accrued from espousing such, logic dictates that the sense of justice that rules the universe is reflexive, and ultimately contradictory. Sports!
 Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (1999). Portland.
 Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (2004). Detroit.
 Sir Dr. Rasheed Wallace, et al (2013). New York.
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