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Layups: Are the Refs Conspiring Against LeBron?

Posted by Neil Paine on February 11, 2009

Here's an interesting post from Corey of the Mistake by the Lake Sporting Times, regarding the perception that LeBron James is getting fewer calls this season compared to 2007-08. Clearly, the suggestion that there's some kind of conspiracy against James is tongue-in-cheek, so there are some good insights here about why what we may think we see happening isn't what's really happening at all.

(For what it's worth, LBJ's '09 FTr is the 2nd-highest of his career and down only a point from last season; right now, he's drawing fouls on 11% of his touches... which is exactly the same rate he had in 2006, 2007, & 2008.)

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6 Responses to “Layups: Are the Refs Conspiring Against LeBron?”

  1. Yocar Says:

    Refs conspiring against lebron? hell no, he needs to stop whining. he averages the second most free throws per game this season after wade i think. he gets preferential treatment every night.

  2. Mike Says:

    The NBA conspiring against it's most marketed player? I highly doubt it.

  3. Johnny Twisto Says:

    LeBron will never stop whining. It's part of his DNA, since he modeled himself on Michael Jordan, who never committed a foul in 20 years. Can't stand either of them.

  4. nngh Says:

    "LeBron will never stop whining. It’s part of his DNA, since he modeled himself on Michael Jordan, who never committed a foul in 20 years. Can’t stand either of them."

    rofl at MJ being a whiny player. dumbass.

  5. Johnny Twisto Says:

    He didn't have to whine much, since he got away with almost anything he wanted. But believe me, he was never pleased when the refs had the nerve to call a foul on him.

  6. Lady M Says:

    it's funny
    Tony Parker have 40% shots from inside but he was just in the league average and this year 0.26
    i just think refs are just bad