Ray Allen leads the series in complaints

June, 15, 2010
6/15/10
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Abbott By Henry Abbott
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David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal has been watching the Finals, and taking notes on how players react to referees' calls.

He found that the Celtics complain more -- after about 48 percent of calls -- led by Ray Allen with an amazing 73 percent whine rate. Kendrick Perkins, Rasheed Wallace and Rajon Rondo are all high on the list, too. For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol lead the team.

Biderman writes:
We looked at every foul in the series that wasn't intentional, tracked the observable reactions and gave extra weight to the more blatant complaints. The Lakers expressed displeasure about 36% of the time, even though Kobe Bryant disputed half of his while Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce only bickered about one-third of theirs.

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