A lot of people are talking about this play today and rightfully so. Russell Westbrook getting ready to take a seemingly wide open game tying 3 with 20 seconds left only to have Erik Spoelstra run 3 feet onto the court and become the closest defender. We’ll never know whether this shot would have gone in if Spoelstra didn’t blatantly cheat, but what I do know is he needs to be suspended for the rest of the series. Yes I know David Stern wants the Heat to win, but you still need to keep some shred of integrity. You can’t just let coaches become the 6th defender on the floor. And what was Joey Crawford doing? Bro you don’t find it strange that your view is blocked by the coach? Automatic techinical. Automatic.
PS – I don’t want to hear all the Bron Bron apologists say that I’m over blowing this either. If you’re getting ready to shoot and some guy runs at you from the corner of your eye wearing a different color than anybody else on the floor that is distracting. For all Westbrook knew that was a crazy fan who ran onto the court. It’s totally and completely unacceptable and just shows how bad the league is rigged. Hell it wouldn’t surprise me if Spolestra was actually wearing an earpiece and Stern told him to rush the court. “GO NOW!!! GO NOW!!! BLOCK IT!!!”