NBA Ref Lock-Out? Throw Away the Key

Posted: 5th October 2009 by DScot in NBA
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Like any great relationship that comes to an unfortunate end, one can usually pinpoint the exact moment that caused everything to go horribly, horribly wrong.á For me and the NBA, that turning point was the 2006 NBA finals, when the Dallas Mavericks faced off against the Miami Heatàand the officials. Like a friendÆs warning about all the ways a partner is no good for you that you just refuse to listen to, I witnessed everything non-fans hate about the NBA, things that until then I had defended, being displayed right before my eyes.á YouÆve heard the complaints: Stars always get the calls. Traveling is never called.á Officials swallow their whistles in the final minute of games (unless a star gets breathed on, of course). The officiating is dreadfully inconsistent at best and dreadful ...

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