Before people come and nail me as a Blazer homer. I do not blame the refs on the outcome of the game (even ...
Before people come and nail me as a Blazer homer. I do not blame the refs on the outcome of the game (even though Camby got his 4th foul and had to come out... and it all went downhill from there). Blazers let it go and did not execute and ended up getting blown out by their own play.
There are times to sit back and watch how bad the refs can be in the NBA (no matter what team you cheer for). And while Stern hates when people discuss them, there is a reason why sometimes. This might be one of the worst fouls called ever.
Foul is called on Brandon Roy, then changed to Marcus Camby... then Crawford says Camby fouled Nash... Nash shoots free throws... watch the video and you'll see why this could possibly be one of the worst calls ever. Also this went down as "Nash draws the foul on Camby" on espn and nba's website.
Lots of different views on this one, but one things for sure something went incredibly wrong. You be the judge.
*Update 4/29/10 - There seems to be some confusion, let me clarify that this foul was called as Camby fouling Nash. Here is a link to ESPN play by play 3rd period, scroll down to the 5:20 mark and you will see "Marcus Camby personal foul (Steve Nash draws the foul)" http://goo.gl/wJtX .
*Note to viewers who are commenting, this video is not about NBA being rigged or if this was a game changer or not (thank god it didn't have that big of an effect). Do not manipulate my words to make it seem like I'm saying the Blazers only lost due to Joey Crawford. I do not think this and have stated it above already. This video is purely about a missed call, a really badly missed call that made absolute no sense. Just sit back and look at it in that context and 'enjoy'