On Wednesday, the NBA’s referee union released a statement that confirmed what we’ve been trying to tell some of you angrier sorts for years: NBA referees actually do a pretty amazing job.
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Seriously. Stop shouting. They really don’t have it out for your favorite team. I mean, I hate your favorite team, so damn much, but they don’t.
Earlier in the season the league announced plans to release grade reports for the job the referees do during the final two minutes of contests. Almost immediately, a Clipper (big shocker there) was shot down in the release’s first report, backing up the referees’ technical foul calls during a too-close Los Angeles win over Minnesota.
With two months worth of data behind it, the refs’ union (which was initially against the plan) decided that it was time enough to rightfully champion the work the referees have done with the added influence of the on-record daily postings being availableRead More »from The last-minute results are in, and NBA referees are actually quite good at their job