Live and direct from the "can't make this stuff up" club:
At least one member of the Celtics entourage was taken aback at the
sight of the officiating crew exiting the United Center. Two of the
three members of the group, which consisted of Danny Crawford, Bill
Kennedy and Marc Davis, were spotted with their families decked out in
Kennedy ejected Celtics coach Doc Rivers from a game in Chicago on March 17, and two days later was fined (as was Rivers) for his actions.
I'm going to repeat this. Two of the referees were spotted leaving with their families all decked out in Bulls gear.
How is that allowed? Wouldn't it be a basic requirement of NBA officials not to appear to favor any particular team in any way? Does the league REALLY need to tell refs "Hey, when you're leaving after a game, try not to dress your entire family in one of the team's merchandise."
This is the kind of stuff that FEEDS conspiracy theories about NBA refs. I desperately want to stop talking about them. I REALLLLLLLY want to have them not be a story line. But they keep doing stupid things like this that make people think the fix is in.*
* note: I do not think the fix is in. This is just a stupid, stupid, stupid thing these refs did. Thanks to Scott from BostonSportz for the heads up