The New York Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and the entire basketball world is upset about it.

Well, Knicks' fans are pretty thrilled about the win, but almost everyone else is mad.

To make a long story short, the referees in Monday night's game made a few calls that benefitted the New York Knicks, and specifically, made calls late in the fourth quarter that led to New York securing their victory.

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Most notably, the officials mistakenly called a "kicked ball violation" against Indiana, which led to a change in possession, and an eventual three-pointer made by Donte DiVincenzo.

In the aftermath of the game, the theory began to spread on social media that the NBA instructed the officials to make calls that benefitted New York. Theoretically, they would've done this because it's in the best financial interest of the league to have the Knicks advance as far as possible.

Many Knicks' fans, including actor Jerry Ferrara, were upset about this narrative, and responded via social media:

If you were unaware, Ferrara is a massive New York Knicks' fan, and has even played in Celebrity All-Star Games in the past.

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He knows ball, and he's passionate about his team. So, when the Knicks were getting slandered online, Ferrara jumped to their rescue. The actor has a large following on social media, and a handful of those followers responded to his tweet on the matter. 

Here were a few of our favorite responses:

It's absolutely fair to say that New York has benefited from multiple calls, and non-calls, during this playoff run. Is it a concerted effort by the league to help New York win games?

Well, that's for you to decide, not me.

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