The video sorta speaks for itself, although it should also be taken into consideration that Kobe Bryant just passed Wilt to become #4 on the NBA all-time scoring list and has been doing this stuff all year:

But still — you can’t argue with tape. This video shows obvious bad calls and lapses in refereeing that would probably lead to disciplinary action from any other league. Not the NBA, though. Not in a league that once sent one of its veteran refs to a Florida federal prison camp for 11 months for rigging games.

Also, while we all hate to see a professional sports league turn into the WWE, please stop faking like you don’t want to see the Lakers in the playoffs. Unless you live in Oklahoma City you have no reason to root against Kobe/Durant in the first round.  STERN IS ONLY GIVING YOU PEOPLE WHAT YOU CRAVE.