Horford pulled - literally pulled - Delly down, then gave him an elbow drop. Delly did literally NOTHING to provoke Horford on that play, other than box out.
In the Gibson case, Gibson had thrown Delly down twice in the previous couple of possessions, then stomped on him. All Delly did was "crab lock" him after being thrown down twice. Gibson was the agressor.
The Korver play was unfortunate. But the media was quick to come to Olynyk's defense "because he was going for the ball". Um no he wasn't, he pulled Love's arm in the opposite direction. You know who was going after the ball? Delly. You know how I know. BECAUSE HE ENDED UP GRABBING THE BALL. Olynyk ended up grabbing Love's arm. If Delly had grabbed Korver's leg and twisted it, then he would've done essentially the same thing as Olynyk. Since the media defended Olynyk, they should defend Delly for doing something not nearly as bad. But no, Delly gets crucified.
The reason is simple. The media is so in the tank for big markets it's embarrassing. In game 6 of Chi-Mil, Mike Dunleavy literally punched Michael Carter Williams in the throat. Giannas retaliated by hip checking Dunleavy into the 3rd row. Giannas was ejected and suspended (which was deserved) but the media barely mentioned Dunleavy's punch. The Chicago player skates by, the Milwaukee player is vilified. The Boston player skates by, but the Cleveland player is vilified.
The media just can't handle the Cavs without Kyrie and Love could go through the Celtics, Bulls and Hawks like they have. There is no way David Blatt could take a bunch of scrubs this far. If Spoelstra had swept an ECF against a 60 win team without Wade or Bosh, ESPiN would've built him a statue in Bistol. Blatt only gets mentioned whenever he screws up, not for turning the Cavs into a defensive juggernaut on the fly.
I know it's a long shot, but winning the Finals would be so sweet this year. Seeing Delly raise a trophy next to Dan Gilbert would be the ultimate troll move.
TL;DR F the media, Go Cavs