Was the 02 WCF rigged?
Donaghy claimed Commissioner David Stern preferred big-market teams to advance in the playoffs and instructed referees to skew games in favor of those teams whenever possible. He also cited the 2002 Western Conference Finals as the most rigged series in league history.
Who won the 2002 Western Conference Finals?
Los Angeles Lakers
The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0. Shaquille O’Neal was named NBA Finals MVP for the third straight year.
What happened to the Kings in 2002?
The Sacramento Kings aren’t so lucky. A poorly officiated Game 6 in the 2001-02 Western Conference finals cost the team a chance to eliminate the Los Angeles Lakers and move onto the NBA Finals. Sacramento stumbled in Game 7 and the rest is history. It’s a moment in time that completely shifted the franchise.
What’s grant napear doing now?
Since his dismissal, Napear has moved to Florida from Sacramento, and he has started his own podcast. Some media pundits, like HBO host Bill Maher, have criticized his firing as misguided. “What he said came from a place of ignorance and not racism,” Maher said of Napear on his show in the summer of 2020.
Who Wore #1 for the Lakers?
Caron Butler, who also wore number 1 with the Lakers, was a better player than Peeler but loses out because he only spent one season with the team. Number 2: Derek Fisher, by a mile.
Who wears #0 in the NBA?
|Jayson Tatum||Boston Celtics (18, 19, 20, 21, 22)|
|Jeff Teague||Atlanta Hawks (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Minnesota Timberwolves (18, 19, 20)|
|Isaiah Thomas||Denver Nuggets (19)|
|Sindarius Thornwell||Los Angeles Clippers (18, 19)|