Live and learn. Apparently Rick Carlisle and I are the only ones that think that even people in the officiating field could use some constructive criticism. Unfortunately the NBA showed their displeasure by breaking out the wooden spoon and leaving Carlisle's wallet a little leaner. I suppose I can see where they are coming from. It's not like there have been any questionable calls, or non-calls that could have had an impact on a playoff game this year...
Good for Rick to come out and drop an accusation or two. How else are the referees going to learn that James Harden's awkward lefty ass goes to the foul line any and every time someone even brushes up against his 3 foot Jesus beard? Change isn't going to happen by itself. Got to put the thought out in the world and hope the officials start to think twice when Dwight Howard shot puts someone half his size into the front row. I would think a loss of $25,000 and game 4 win would be enough to silence Rick from a similar punishment, but every now and again we need a third party to step in and stop us from saying something stupid. I guess when you are the head coach that third party manifests itself as a conveniently placed piece of cloth tape. Hell of an idea. I should start carrying a roll in my back pocket just in case. Never know when you might need a little help when it comes to voluntarily silencing yourself. They shouldn't even ask for my ID at the bar, just make sure I brought my required roll of duct tape to avoid an incidents.
Hey, it's as easy to laugh at yourself after a win as it is to complain about someone else after a loss. Something about being on the wrong side of a playoff game puts a damper on the old sense of humor. Good to see Carlisle heading into game 5 with high spirits. I guess I am just surprised he didn't need crazy glue and a staple gun when he was questioned on Rajon Rondo earlier in the series.