Please, the Beverly play was dirty. It was Busch league no matter what the outcome. But what makes it bad is the fact that it tore a superstar player's meniscus and it was totally unnecessary. Which is a big reason it's not usually done. Beverly had been playing dirty the whole series, this was just the most visible and unfortunate example of it.The Arenas rule Morey exploited to sign Lin and Asik is a poison pill technique. It's an curiously problematic rule and Morey pissed off the Knicks and Bulls by doing it. The problem is that Morey got to average the cap hit out over the course of the contract instead of having it match the salary. So he's got an 8 million annual cap hit, where as the Knicks and Bulls could not have averaged the money and would have had to go 5, 5, 15. That third year made it ridiculous to match the offer. Morey made enemies doing it.
And yes, the signed away LA's disgruntled FA and left that franchise a heaping ruin in the process. It's something LA themselves did for a long, long time. Karma coming due for LA, but that doesn't mean Houston themselves isn't building up some ill will and bad karma.
Lin crosses half court to call time, Westbrook does the same thing Beverly does:
But Lin isn't a superstar so it's cool right?
If there is an outrage on poison pill contracts than the owners will sew that up, not Morey's fault for taking advantage, just like when we structured a weird contract around Chad Morton back in the day. New York and Chicago could have kept their guys then flipped them before the last year, they chose not to. All us fans need to care about is the 8/8/8 deal, ownership can worry about the 5/5/15.
Every team has this bad karma you speak of but really happens? Championships or atleast Finals appearances. After 15 years of only hitting the second round once, I'll roll the dice.