Listen, first off, I’m taking nothing away from the shot Kobe Bryant made. None at all. It was another classic Kobe Bryant buzzer beater. He is one of, if not the best in the league when it comes to clutchness. With all of that said, the Kings were cheated out of a victory tonight.
I’ve never been one to complain about the refs. I know they’re human – they make mistakes. I also don’t like acting like a sore loser, but after last nights loss – fuck it. The Kings got robbed. Despite the amazing shot from Kobe, he pushed off to even get open. And while it wasn’t much, you can clearly see his elbow extend. Why else would ones elbow extend? Me thinks to create space.
Past that, I’ve seen a few people say he walked with the ball – I didn’t really see much of that, but I did see his heel on the sideline. Granted, it was pretty tight…and I guess in some amazing way, he could have the skills of a Russian ballerina and not actually put his heel down on the line at any moment or time….
But that would be a lie.
Kings got fucked. Not only there, but in a variety of other places…be it any of the Thompson fouls in the fourth…the Donte Greene strip of Kobe….the list goes on.
So yea, I guess call me a sore loser. Or just call me smart.
In reality though, I’m very proud of the guys overall – they’ve played their guts out and have played blow for blow with some of the leagues top teams lately. They’re in the middle of a schedule from hell and they’ve held their own without Tyreke and Kevin (and Cisco for that matter). So to you guys, big ups for having the nuts to play like you have. I’m proud to be a Kings fan.