slapshot Posted February 28, 2004 Share Posted February 28, 2004 ESPN pageAs a ref, I find the NBA officials very suspect. Yeah, there's probably a consipracy in place to protect the marquee players, and traveling and palming have not been called since shorts were worn above the knees, but I think the show of solidarity by all the game refs today was awesome. All refs wore their jerseys inside out and drew the suspended red's number (#62) on the backs. The suspension was definitely over the top for punishment for a marginal error. I can't remember the gteams playing, but it's in the link. One ref thought there was a shot clock violation due to the ball not hitting the rim and he blows his whistle. The 3 refs dicsuss it, and in fact, the ball did hit the rim. Correct procedure for an inadvertent whistle is a jump ball. The "offending" team lost the tip and the game. The NBA suspended the ref for 3 games. The NBA needs to get its head out of its ass when it comes to discipline. At least give theguy a hearing before convicting him of a crime. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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