After watching it for the 400th time, I'm OK with a no call. It probably should have been called something, but Niang bailed clear the **** out before contact and didn't affect the shot. The contact had virtually no bearing on the shot. EJ did brick it, but he was expecting contact. If Niang stays put and gets some contact instead of bailing clear the **** out, I think he gets the call. He's so much bigger than EJ, he would have affected the shot.
The hilarious thing is that nobody is bitching about the no call on Lucious jacking up EJ on the drive. That contact affected the play much more than Niang.
Yeah, cruddy call, but I'm OK with it. I'm so sick of these ****s bailing the **** out. The purpose of the call is to establish the position and catch a player out of control. That doesn't happen any more. It's just get close and flop like ****. That's bullshit. I think they should allow some more leeway on being "set" if the dude is out of control, but if the player is just going up, get the ****ing flops out of here.[/soapbox]