The 8 Dumbest Controversies in the 2012 NBA Playoffs

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The 8 Dumbest Controversies in the 2012 NBA Playoffs
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We can't get through an entire NBA postseason without having some sort of controversy, right?

It seems to always happen in basketball, more times than any other sport. There are so many storylines developing from seemingly every team that you have to find at least one or two instances of something worth talking about.

Commissioner David Stern certainly added some fuel to that fire on Wednesday with some questionable comments to Jim Rome. Outside of him, we've also had some quotables from a certain Los Angeles Lakers' center, a press conference debacle and even some beverage being thrown upon the head of an NBA player by a disgruntled fan.

However, the purpose of this article isn't to blow up these controversies anymore than they already were, but rather to tone them down and look at them without jumping to immediate conclusions. The problem with a few of these controversies are the fact that they come as a result of people jumping to conclusions just to get a story out of it.

We'll explore eight of these controversies that have taken place during the postseason, and I'll describe just why they're not really worth talking about it as much as some would like.

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