The Officials Didn't Care Much For Being Showed Up And Absolutely Robbed The Warriors, Without Even Caring To Wear A Ski Mask While Doing So
I'm someone who, like most, has grown both tired and resigned to the Warriors' nauseatingly predictable success. For that reason, I can't help but laugh at a sequence of preposterous calls that would make more sense if collectively decided upon by the patrons of a Buffalo Wild Wings in the heart of Oklahoma City, rather than made by a presumably objective officiating crew. If regular season games meant absolutely anything to Golden State, which they, themselves have repeatedly and arrogantly admitted to not being the case for quite some time, then I would probably suggest the referees at least turn the lights off and kiss them before fucking them. Seeing as they don't, I'm pushing back pounding my fist on the table in the name of competitive integrity until the postseason.
After all, there was something inherently funny about the most petty of professional NBA referees just flat out fabricating fouls as if the most irrationally biased Warriors' hater in the crowd had been given a courtside seat and a whistle. Taking mental note of a blatant taunting that came in a flagrant form and fashion that only Steph Curry could grow accustomed to getting away with, and then almost immediately referring to that mental note in using a blind eye to call a buzzer-beating foul on a pass that damn near landed in the locker room? That's the type of spiteful, vindictive, and calculated comeuppance that Russell Westbrook has had on his Christmas list for years.
Of course, it was also an egregious display of officiating, but it's an egregious display of officiating that was, in the end, instigated by a team of all stars that's had NBA fans dreaming of the day the score would either figuratively or literally get settled on their pompous asses. No more harmless, hilarious, and relatable a way for it to be executed than by an official who simply made the decision that the Warriors were going to lose after growing sick of their shit at the end of a game that doesn't really matter to them. An unwarranted kick in the dick indeed, but at least now they know what it feels like.