Someone is going to have to explain this one to me. No, not the call. The call was - for once - actually correct. I would have thrown a kid-in-the-candy-aisle-esque conniption fit if it went against my team too, but at some point you have to stop stomping your feet and accept that you lost 1 out of (at least) 82 games - fair and square.
I wouldn't consider myself an expert basketball coach or anything, but I would think it's in your team's best interest for their bitching period to end prior to A WEEK AND A HALF after the fact. As of last night, the Toronto Raptors were still focusing on an embarrassing loss against a bottom feeder. You know what else happened last night? They basically got bullied by the Clippers. That probably would have happened anyway, but I assure you they could have increased their chances of victory against the team that currently has the best record in the league if they weren't still dragging a regular season loss in November through the litigation process. The Raptors play the Houston Rockets tomorrow night and they'll still be awaiting the official word on an appeal that is going to have the same exact outcome as throwing $10,000 cash in the nearest incinerator.
Obviously a couple grand would be a worthy investment for a professional basketball team if it stood any chance what-so-ever of overturning the result of a game, but what does Dwayne Casey and Co. think is going to happen? The NBA is going to create a situation that requires international travel just to play out an unnecessary 5 minute overtime? Even if this protest had any legitimacy whatsoever, the league would still throw it out just to save them the hassle of scheduling it. Jesus Christ Toronto, I'd tell you to take your ball and go the fuck home, but you still have half a goddamn road trip to begrudgingly finish out. Might want to spend little more time worrying about that instead of crying over spilled milk damn near until Santa needs it to wash down the Christmas cookies.