By Craig Kwasniewski
Bouncing around the web I found a very interesting quote from Guardian Unlimited columnist Paul Kelso. For those unfamiliar with The Guardian, it is a English newspaper that leans toward the left. It's a good read if you want to keep up with European sports and REAL world news (ie. not Foxnews).
Anyway in his look back at the World Cup (First half good, second half not bad either) Kelso, known as "Digger" (whatever) wrote:
Biggest gripe Fifa's directions to referees. With the letter of the law being applied and the benefit of the doubt going to sides in possession, games occasionally resembled basketball, where any physical contact is automatically a foul.
WOW! We are now seeing the after-effect of the D-Wade debacle from the Finals. Even soccer columnists (sorry futbol) are noticing how bad the refereeing is in the NBA. And this is from a guy who covers a sport that invented and perfected flopping with stretchers and "magic spray."
David Stern are you listening? I don't want to see Wade, LeBron, Melo, Arenas all shooting 3,000 freethrows next season. Scoring 40 ppg. isn't all too entertaining if 26 of them are from the line. I hope that the Finals were just a product of shitty officiating and not a sign of things to come for 06-07.
Damn, Dick Bavetta just whistled me for fouling Wade.