There has always been a vague, underlying idea, especially since Stern took over in the early 80's of some fishiness in certain league things like the "frozen" ping-pong ball for Pat Ewing lottery, Bulls playoff runs and the foul calling or lack thereof, Jordan's retirement (I had 2 Warrior player friends tell me it was for gambling) CP3 trade, Hornet Lottery, just last year, others.
This year though it seems as if there have been an extraordinary amount on bad or non calls against the Lakers, beyond the normal. Kobe, I think has never been afforded the same "respect" of similar players, that's a given but this year it seems to be against every Laker (last year a little bit too). Last night, Gasol gets smacked in the face on a put back dunk, nothing. Hill is mauled a few times, nothing. Kobe shot way, way too much but only 3 free throws? He was fouled easily at least 5 times. When he finally got some at the end he just sarcastically laughed. D12 has never been called for the things he has this year that he did while in Orlando. Some really terrible calls. MWP get nothing, ever. Gasol, while soft as white bread, gets regularly fouled over the last few years and gets no calls.
1 game, sometimes it happens, especially on the road, but home or away this has been a real pattern, not just a fan's view. Watch the replays and chart the non or bad calls and it is almost always favoring a Laker opponent, about 70% of the time, sometimes not even close. Watch the Lakers over the last years compared to say Miami games. They are called amazingly different. Miami is the flavor of the league now and favorite of Stern.
Ever since the TWSN billion dollar deal it seems Stern has it out for the Buss family. That is my theory.
Stuff like this has been going on a long time and truth is the Lakers been benefited by a lot of so-called "favored" status in things over the years, so I get that. They were the darlings in the 80's and early 00's and got some good, some say dubious calls. But this year it seems like a conspiracy at work. Mulder and Scully, we need you.