Refs certainly helped the Lakers win this game 7 in the 4th quarter. But the Celtics did this to themselves, with terrible offense in this game, and especially by totally blowing off game 6. After planning and executing a great, great season... they were felled in the end by their own failures and stupidities.
And to the extent the refs helped the Cs lose, the NBA certainly deserves our disgust.
I believe this series was fixed to go 7 games. I believe the Celtics were involved in that, in at least game 6, and probably game 3 too.
For ALL these reasons, I am done with the NBA, and along with it, the Celtics.
Thanks for a great year (well, 3 actually), and the great repartee and fun we've had here. Be well... and have a great life.