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Fixing the ridiculous flopping in the NBA

Fixing the ridiculous flopping in the NBA

Flopping has taken an ugly turn.  Once upon a time, you actually had to get hit by someone to try to sell a foul.  Now, though, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have taken it to a whole new level.  They're flopping without even being touched.  And the worst part is, they're GETTING THE CALLS!! It's [...]

June 8, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

LeBron traveled, the refs blew it, and now our season is almost over

LeBron traveled, the refs blew it, and now our season is almost over

LeBron James scored a key bucket in the paint that put Miami up two with :48 left.  Paul Pierce would later tie it and… well… we know what happened to end regulation.  But it should never have gotten to that point.  The referees blew an OBVIOUS traveling call on LeBron James on that bucket.  It's [...]

May 10, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Pierce got tossed for swearing at Wade

Pierce got tossed for swearing at Wade

  Official Dan Crawford spoke to an AP reporter after the game and explained the two technical fouls on Paul Pierce.  I suggest you sit down before you read any further.  Maybe grab a drink.  Do some yoga or meditation.   Ok?   Here it is. Q: What did Paul Pierce do to merit the 2nd [...]

May 1, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

It hasn’t been a ‘technical foul fest’ like we feared

It hasn’t been a ‘technical foul fest’ like we feared

Back in the preseason, most of us were pissed off about the league's new 'respect for the game' mandate. This was going to result in a ton of technical fouls especially for our mouthy Boston Celtics – or so we thought. NBA.com's Fran Blinebury: A year ago there were 866 technical fouls called, compared to [...]

March 30, 2011 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

Bill Spooner might be a little sensitive

Bill Spooner might be a little sensitive

NBA officials take a lot of heat.  Sometimes they deserve it, sometimes they don't.  Right now, Bill Spooner, the fine gentleman you see on the right, deserves some heat.  And here's why: Bill Spooner said he has "honestly" refereed NBA games for 22 years, but was investigated by the league after AP writer Jon Krawczynski posted a message [...]

March 15, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Tim Donaghy’s ringleader speaks

Tim Donaghy’s ringleader speaks

TrueHoop has a must-read today about the man who ran all the money in the Tim Donaghy scandal.  James Battista is giving an account of the entire scandal that jives with what the rest of the co-conspirators and the FBI found…. and less with what Donaghy claims about mafia involvement and not fixing NBA games. [...]

February 17, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Doc fined 15K

Doc fined 15K

Doc apparently didn't leave the floor fast enough for the NBA, so dipped into his wallet and pulled out $15,000. To me, it was worth it just so the world could see Doc tell Steve Javie "It's not about you, it's about the game."  I wonder if he'll have to tell Joey Crawford the same [...]

January 30, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

League rescinds Shaq “flagrant”

League rescinds Shaq “flagrant”

  Once again, an NBA official overreacted and called a flagrant because a tiny player hit a gigantic player and, by sheer laws of physics, bounce off of him and fell. Shaq was given a flagrant 1 for his foul on Russell Westbrook back on November 17.  Today, the league took it back. O'Neal incurred [...]

November 29, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Blame the Celtics for last night, not the refs

Blame the Celtics for last night, not the refs

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images I'd like to say that I was surprised by the reaction to a Celtics loss in which they shot 7 free throws and their opponent shot 20.  But I wasn't.   Many C's fans slipped into full conspiracy-theory, "the refs hate us" mode.  "20 free throws!!!  to SEVEN! [...]

November 9, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14

McHale not a fan of robo-officials

McHale not a fan of robo-officials

[Photo credit: Barry Tse's Flickr page] In ESPN's latest piece on the current state of officiating, old friend Kevin McHale has some less-than-enthusiastic thoughts on the direction of referees in today's NBA. Now an analyst for NBA-TV, McHale said the current officiating system, with its computerized oversight, has "roboticized" this latest breed of NBA referees, [...]

October 31, 2010 scottpriest Uncategorized Comments Off