The Timberwolves just made a good comeback against the Lakers. With 4 seconds left and the Lakers up 3, Kobe missed a FT and Rubio got the rebound and sprinted down the court. He hoisted up a 3, but it was short because Kobe clearly came around from behind and smacked his hands as he was shooting. The wolves broadcasting team was talking about how it was clearly a foul, but the ref did not have the courage to call that foul on Kobe and it would take alot of courage to call it. That is BS. A foul is a foul. Getting hit on the hand by any player is a foul, and it shouldnt take courage to call it on a superstar. I am just tired of NBA refs. Rant over
guess your new name is just nflguy now
I've looked at the video like 15 times and I don't see a CLEAR foul. I mean, maybe it could be. It's hard to tell.
IF you're going to make a call like that to determine the game, you'd better be 100% sure and I don't think the ref was.
Another lead the Lakers blew though. Giving up 71 points to the T-Wolves in one half is pathetic.
For one of the better posters on this site you do let your love for Kobe cloud your judgement quite a bit. Thats a foul dude
Maybe a foul, but watching it live and then numerous replays, still not certain he got him. He definitely doesn't touch the shooting hand the question is whether or not he came across the off arm and the angles are hard to tell.
I mean, the referee was right there and he clearly got him on the arm there but at the end of the day, it's Kobe, it's the Lakers.
Kobe's never been called on close fouls or late fouls?
I actually think Rubio flopped... It made me think Dwight hit him in the head at first.
Can anyone deny that if the situation was reversed and Kobe was the one shooting and Rubio was defending that would be a foul??
Anyways you see it everynight, star players getting preferential treatment. Oh well I wont stop watching.
You mean like a few games ago when Kobe was taking the game winner vs the hawks and dahntay jones clipped his legs and took away his landing area undercutting him and it went uncalled?
Just saw the replay up close on NBATV.
Yea, Kobe got him there. Should've been free-throws for Rubio.
It's the last shot of a game, it wasn't hard contact and it looks like he got the shot off at full strength, plus it was an awkward shot, if he was straight up and down it would be a foul, but with everyone involved moving its hard to call a foul on that.
I will say that I like to think I would have called it based on the fact when you come from behind and reach in across the body on a jumper, you don't deserve the benefit of the doubt.
lol it's incredible that it takes multiple views/replays for people to see that was a foul. Sigh
Thats all i got, Invisible hand
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NBA has informed #TWolves that Kobe Bryant should have been called for a foul on Ricky Rubio @ end of game, sources tell AP.