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Lakers vs. Rockets: Has the Tension Died Down?

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

There's an old Chris Rock joke about what it's like being a young black man in New York City. Rock says when he walks down the street he sees old white ladies looking at him through their windows dialing 9-1 on their telephones, with their finger on the 1-button, ready to call the police.

Now you know how Ron Artest feels on the basketball court.

Artest did nothing to deserve either of his ejections in the Rockets' series with the Lakers. It was probably just a case of the refs protecting Artest from escalating things.

In both instances, the games were pretty much decided at that point, so that might have also had something to do with the ejections—zebras just trying to act preemptively.

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