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Study: Short refs have Napoleon complex, hand out more fouls

Study: Short refs have Napoleon complex, hand out more fouls

  The NBA is dominated by large, freakish athletes.  Men like Kevin Durant, at nearly seven feet tall, run and jump and dribble with a level of ease that few can even comprehend. We can’t really understand this in the real world.  I’m 6’5″ and I’m often the tallest person in whatever room I enter. [...]

June 9, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 12

Got an issue with the refs? Do something about it

Got an issue with the refs? Do something about it

We’ve all had problems in our lives. We either accept them, complain about them, which accomplishes nothing, or we hit them head on and resolve them. That’s the decision Celtics fans, for that matter all NBA fans, face when it comes to the quality of officiating in what’s marketed as the world’s greatest basketball league. [...]

June 1, 2012 Henry Schwan Celtics News 17

Refs missed Rondo calling time out on last play of regulation

Refs missed Rondo calling time out on last play of regulation

So I was watching the last play of the game to see what happened and whether the Celtic could have gotten a better shot.  What I saw, though, was something that the referees missed and it should have given the Celtics a chance at a better look to end the game.  With 2.4 seconds left, [...]

February 10, 2012 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

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

Your Morning Dump… Where KG is too unselfish

Your Morning Dump… Where KG is too unselfish

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Kevin is the most unselfish player in the NBA,” teammate Delonte West said before yesterday’s practice at the University of Miami. “It kind of goes against his game. [...]

May 3, 2011 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

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