Look fans.....I understand that we have short, short memories. I stared at my television screen dumbfounded when Penny Hardaway was expected to play alongside Stephon Marbury even though Stephon shook his hand and told Anfernee to his face that he didn't think he was worth 16 cents. CNNSI.com - SI Online - Marty Burns - Inside the NBA - CNNSI.com's Burns: Differences aside - Wednesday January 23, 2002 10:08 PM Hardly anybody saw crap like that. What about when Chicago signed Carlos Boozer? Didn't he set LeBron back by a few years in Cleveland when he tricked Gund into releasing him from his contract under the false pretenses that he would resign with them? Cavs out after 'understanding' falls apart - NBA - ESPN Certainly they knew James wouldn't be very sweet on a guy that ditched him for "greener pastures"...for absolutely no compensation, and setting the franchise back as they searched for another "#2" to complement their "star". Folks.....I simply don't buy this "LeBrondown" nonsense. In this league of fast and loose rules, athlete driven plays, and referees that have historically favored the aggressor..I simply don't buy the pile of trash that the league has tried to disseminate as an NBA Finals series. Am I upset about the outcome? Certainly not; however, this is where the questions start being raised. Anyone watching the season, or the previous playoffs, should be scratching their heads wondering what happened to "no contact on the perimeter". Did "Over the back" get thrown out of the rulebook? Did erroneous rumors about LeBron James' girlfriend really cause him to drive into the lane time after time again and literally pass the basketball to no one? Did Mark Cuban, a historical uncontrolled hothead, conveniently decide to shut his big fat face the very same year his team won it all? He'd be lined up to say crap even if he didn't have a mouthful. I don't buy this. I'm beginning to believe this crap is scripted. ..thoughts?