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How the NBA Will Push LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to the Finals

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Let's be realistic here. The league is not sending out memos to the referees to advance Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. After the betting scandals the league has faced, there is going to be no legitimate conspiracy this season.

With that in mind, let's be perfectly honest with ourselves once again. The NBA promotes its stars harder than any other American sport. In the last decade, it has catered to the league's top players and transformed the rules to promote scoring, which ultimately produces revenue.

To the league's credit, it allowed zone defenses after watching its stars get hammered by international teams. The NBA game had focused so much on pampering to its stars that the United States was unable to c...

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