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Don't Blame Officials; Lakers Blew This One

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You were booing the wrong guys.

The jeers and catcalls that rained down upon the three referees at the Staples Center on Sunday night were as misguided as a certain wacko's jump shot.

You should have been booing the Lakers.

Don't blame the whistles when the Lakers casually showed up whistling. Don't blame the zebras when the Lakers played defense like pigs.

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