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'Ridiculous Foul Called on Greg Oden'
Playoffs, Game 3
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
April 24, 2009
Video by brandonmitchellorg

Description on Youtube:

Dear NBA,
I am a Portland Trailblazer fan and I love to watch basketball. I do however have a recurring problem that has become to incredibly ridiculous that it's making me less interested in continuing to watch this beloved sport. We Oregonians would appreciate if you stopped making calls on Greg Oden that do not warrant a whistle to be blown (example in this video). We really would like to see our #1 draft pick take off and show us his abilities but you simply wont let him.

Please free Oden and make the right calls.
Coming soon…

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So Portlanders, what do you think about these fouls? Was that call sent directly from NBA HQ and Dick Cheney David Stern? Is the series being called evenly? Can we really blame these two losses on the foul calling?

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0 Responses to Playoffs: 'Ridiculous Foul Called on Greg Oden' | Daily Stank Video Bank

  1. Julian Chadwick April 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    My thoughts are that Greg Oden does get ridiculous fall calls, but does make it a bit easier on the refs to do so when he puts his elbow out like that. Yao is a super-star and doesn’t get those same calls now. Plus, hey 1 billion Chinese watching the second round of playoffs can’t hurt the NBA.

  2. Kathleen McDade April 25, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    I think there have been some bad calls. Is it being called unevenly, though? Hard to say. The Blazers need to play more aggressively, though, and I’m sure these calls don’t help to encourage that.

    • Tim April 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

      yes, yes it is being called unevenly, especially in the 1st half. after 1 quarter in game 4: 8 fouls on the blazers, 2 on the rockets. Oden: 2 fouls, Przibilla: 2 fouls, Ming: 0 fouls. Each team playing agressively, Yao was playing the same kind of basketball as Joel and Greg, this is just no fun to watch anymore.

  3. Gabe Barber April 28, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    This is just the most egregious of their phantom calls on Greg Oden. Unfortunately this is as a result of the reputation he has earned through some poor foot movement throughout the year, which led to him fouling a lot. He has now got better about that, but the Tim Donaghy’s, I mean the referees have not rewarded his efforts to get better.

    His last foul in game four was just as bad as this one, but he was in the area, and Scorilla’s hair was flying, so that was that.

    Can’t wait to see what freeoden is going to be.

    • Julian Chadwick April 28, 2009 at 11:01 am #


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