It was because the referees had their fingers in the pies of the Conference finals. And I have to say, it was easy. I could keep a more cursory glance on the Bucks and let the basketball knowledge atrophy.
That being said? I came back in full force last season. And it was a fun season to watch. Not so happy the Lakers took it down, but hey. That's okay.
Tonight on the other hand stings a little. I know the Lakers were going to get a call or two along the way. But the Bucks earned a win here that was taken away. Not because of Kobe's buzzer beater. Okay, yes. That was the coup de grace.
However? The referees gave Kobe the opportunity. +19 in free throws. An egregious lane violation. And a call that so enraged the announcers that people are trying to make a meme.
Ah well. I found something that makes me feel better.