FanPost

Michael Smith Finally Says What We've All Been Thinking

I don't want to take the spotlight off the Magic too much, but this had to be mentioned.

During the first segment of today's Around The Horn, Reali asked the panel if yesterday's Celtic's win was more about Cleveland or Boston. Michael Smith, the first one up, had this to say:

"The Celtics…beat the Cavaliers and they beat the officials as evidenced by the "cha-cha slide" that Lebron did that did not get called. As well as the numerous amount of fouls…look at the free throw difference in this game, it was ridiculous with David Stern in the stands to watch."

Well, holy (expletive). This is a far cry from Barkley's "I'm not going to make an excuse for the Cavs, but Lebron doesn't look the same." Could it be that someone in the media isn't buying into the hype? Maybe so, given Smith's response to the Plaschke's strict adherence to the "Cavs Are The Best Team Ever" approach:

"How come every time the Cavaliers play poorly it’s either because they're not focused or because of Lebron’s phantom elbow injury, which looked fine on his chase down blocks, by the way. I said this last night, no one’s going to throw rose petals at the feet of King James on the way to a championship."

For the record, the Cavs were called for 16 personal fouls and shot 26-38 from the line. Boston, on the other hand, was called for 31 personal fouls and shot 10-18 from the line. The difference between the attempted FTs was bigger than the total shots Boston took. I'd say there's something wrong there. Good thing Darth Sidius Stern was around the strike down anyone who complained.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker