There’s been a lot of talk on the Twitter lately that perhaps the NBA had arranged for the NBA Finals series between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to go not five games, not six, yes seven games-count them.
Can you believe that?
Who would believe the NBA would want a thing like that.
If the NBA is as rigged as Twitter says it is then how does that explain the 4-decade drought of the New York Knicks?
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 17, 2016
27% of Americans believe that god choses the winners of sporting events, so people claiming the NBA is rigged is par for the course.
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) June 17, 2016
The 2016 edition and emergency meeting of the International NBA Conspiracy Theorists really got kicked off when the NBA suspended Warriors forward Draymond Green for Game 5 after the Michigan native and newest NBA bad boy swiped ever so quickly at the groin area of one King James in Game 4. Not that Green had ever gone for the groin before (about six times this season), but it chose Game 5 with the Cavs down 3-1 to take Green out of the action. So we have full-on David Stern-Patrick Ewing-lottery level type conspiracy. Then in Game 6 Thursday night in Cleveland, the reigning back-to-back MVP Steph Curry collected six fouls. Light bumps here or there but none the less the whistle each time.
“He gets six fouls called on him, three of them were absolutely ridiculous,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “As the MVP of the league, we’re talking about these touch fouls in the NBA Finals.”
Immediately after her husband’s sixth foul, Ayesha Curry set off a Twitter storm of epic proportions when she posted a Tweet (which she later deleted) that just said, hey yeah I give up this is rigged has her baby got called for No. 6.
Of course, the Warriors couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, missing 49 field goals and hitting just 15 out of 39 three point attempts. Curry was a cold, as was his splash counterpart Klay Thompson. Curry hit eight of 20 field goals and Thompson made just nine of 21 attempts. While Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes missed all nine of his shot attempts.
So we will have Game 7 in Oakland on Sunday night and it will draw a huge TV rating for ABC and the NBA will leave us for the summer with a spectacular showdown between good and evil in a 48 minute time capsule.