The NBA is the most unfairly officiated sports league in North America. When players like James Harden can keep getting away with what is in my mind tantamount to cheating, and the disparity between what's a foul for one team but not anothe ris so glaring, how can the NBA ever be respected?
Harden regularly seeks to fool the refs over making a play. One of his patented moves is getting your arm in between his forearm and bicep and squeezing before pulling away like the defender was holding. It's the most unsportsmanlike bs like this being allowed to continue that makes this league a joke.
I know it's not always easy for the refs to see it. Which is why the league needs to seriously up the punishment for this nonsense. Start suspending people. Superstar calls are one thing, blatant flopping is another. The current system isn't stopping much of it. Do something Silver, football is in trouble and baseball is just not America's sport anymore, the opportunity is there but fans outside of the superstar teams feel like they are being cheated. Why? Because they are.