We Were Robbed

The NBA finals have just ended. And the Mavericks were robbed.

I know, you expect a fan like me to say such things. But it’s absolutely true. Dennise and I counted no less than four times when Dwyane Wade drew “phantom fouls” from Maverick players. I’m talking four times when the Mav players didn’t even TOUCH him. It wasn’t even close. How the officials missed it all is beyond me. But if I can find the video camera, I’ll happily digitize and post the evidence later this week.

By our count that’s four points, at least, that the Heat shouldn’t have had on the board. So, the Mavs win by one.

What’s incredibly frustrating is that not one time did the play-by-play guys draw any attention to this….even when they showed the replays, and the replays clearly showed no contact.

Dwyane Wade is a great player. But he’s also an very good actor.

And we should be playing game seven on Thursday.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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