What makes me upset about this is not the game but the many of other games this has happened and not discussed or analyzed in this type of way. But then again, there’s always that “rigged” rumor going around every time something like this happens around playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers won against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night by 3 point, however, it should of and may have been a different ending if the referee would have called the right call against Kobe Bryant.
Ricky Rubio was fouled by Kobe Bryant when he went up for a 3 pointer but it was never called. NBA reports:
The league informed the Timberwolves that the referee crew should have called Bryant for a foul on a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
“Video review by the league office confirmed that Kobe Bryant fouled [Ricky] Rubio while Rubio was in his shooting motion,” the league said on its website. “Rubio should have been awarded three free throws.”