We all know about how the refs tend to favor the best players with calls but how about rigging the Dunk contest?
Why else would Blake Griffin pull out the jump-over-the-car-dunk in the final round unless he knew that he was guarenteed a spot in the final? Serge Ibaka got shafted big time with the longest dunk ever in the history with only 45pts. Plus it was rather convenient that the cameras didn't pan to the judges when they made their decisions. If you or I were competing in the dunk contest the smart move would be to pull out your best dunks in the first round as you can't be sure to make the final round right?
Read this article from Yahoo Sports:
"The fight for power could come between Thomas and William Wesley – Worldwide Wes. He’s an agent for CAA, the powerbroker agency connected as a rep of star players, executives and coaches. He pushed for Mark Warkentien’s hiring as a high-level consultant to Walsh, has strong ties to Knicks assistant GM Allan Houston(notes) and he’s one of the main reps for Anthony and 2012 free agent Chris Paul(notes). It’s against NBA rules to rep players and coaches, but commissioner David Stern picks and chooses the rules he enforces. He lets Worldwide Wes travel with his Olympic teams, gain access to stars, steal them away and broker them to the commissioner’s market franchises.
Stern ought to be ashamed of himself for letting this happen to Walsh. He pushed Dolan and Walsh together three years ago to clean up Thomas’ toxic mess, to restore a measure of honor and dignity to the Garden. Walsh did the job, and now Dolan is one more owner with so little respect for the commissioner and his franchise’s fans that he’s allowed Thomas to emerge as a Knicks powerbroker again."