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The NBA Officiating Thread

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by DeJesus Built My Hotrod, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Let's get straight to the point.

    Officiating in any sport is hard but basketball/NBA refereeing may be the most difficult. There is contact on just about every sequence and the speed of play makes it nearly impossible to see all that is going on even in a small area when the refs are in position. Refs routinely miss calls or are, at best, inconsistent.

    Furthermore, as has been noted by many in this forum/gamethreads, referees appear to officiate certain players and styles of play differently than others. And veteran players and coaches have learned to exploit rules/styles to their advantage.

    Finally, as we've seen this weekend (Cs @ Hawks, Rockets @ 76ers), when officials lose control of the game, things can go south quickly.

    p.s. Scott Foster slander isn't just welcome here. Its mandatory. A person with similar history/baggage would be long gone from the corporate world so I do wonder what embarrassing information he has on the league. Nothing else explains his continued employment imho.

    Edit: This thread is partly in response to this week's kick off of refs live Tweeting and answering questions via @OfficialNBARefs and using the hashtag #RefWatchParty

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