I was watching Heat vs. Knicks last night with a few friends, and each and every one of them is a LeBron hater. I'd understand if they disliked him because he abandoned his hometown and conspired with his pals to steal championships. But that's not why they dislike him. They dislike LeBron because they say he cries too much. He complains to the refs when he gets fouled, and he does so even when there is no discernible evidence that the contact altered his shot.
I'm wondering if this is true. I'm not sure he actually gets fewer calls than he deserves, and I'd like to know if there is any way to measure that.
Are there any metrics out there that show how many calls a player gets vs. how many he deserves? Are there "complainer" stats out there?
If not, how might this data be collected & metrics be created?