One of the reasons I rarely watch NBA games these days is because the league's
enforcement of the basic rules of the game has become so lax that basketball is
beginning to resemble a running brawl. It's been this way for well over a decade
now.That said, I decided to watch today's Jazz/Clippers game because
of the way Utah has been playing this season--and boy, what a horrible
officiating job was done by the refs. I was amazed by the phantom fouls, the
obvious hands-on defenses, the travels, the called blocks on what were obviously
charges, defenders swiping at hands, etc. I was so disgusted by the
obvious lack of rules enforcement that I actually turned the game off in the
middle of the third quarter. (Yes, I missed the victory by the Jazz.) What was
once a phenomenal, exciting game to watch has devolved into something
unrecognizable. There are so many blatant infractions occurring right in front
of the refs [that aren't being called], that I just don't enjoy watching it.Too bad. I used to love the NBA. Not any more.
I often wonder if the constant complaining about fouls causes a ref to watch the
player more closely, looking for more fouls. I do get upset when stars get
special treatment. Good going Jazz.
NBA went a little off course on this rule. Pretty Stupid..Yet they see someone
get clobbered and it is a no call. Give me a whistle..
This might be the toughest Jazz squad yet. Nobody on this team is going to back
down. You see the gritty defense and tough additude transition into wins. Keep
making teams pay. Keep working hard, GO JAZZ!!
refs already control who wins the game now you caint make a face or called for a
t refs have too much power and should be held accountible. ref calls a foul when
there wasent one then make a face and a t
I still believe (of all people) the former NBA ref, Tim Donaghy, who says that
in officials meetings the refs actually discuss, openly and at length, who
players, coaches, and teams are that they dislike and pattern their officiating
accordingly. That's what made Donaghy able to accurately predict the
outcome of games he bet on by 75% to 85% of the time. I also agree
with HBC63 that the NBA is getting worse and worse. But I would say rather than
becoming a "brawl," it's beginning to resemble pro wrestling, which is
not a sport at all!
I wish Boozer or Ostertag would have gotten a few T's like that.
I wish the refs would just T up players for over complaining, it's frustrating
to see a player react normally to a bad call and get a tech.I'd hate
for the NBA to become as anti emotional as NCAA football.
I miss the days when Sloan and Malone used to get T'd up every time something
was going wrong. I used to predict when Sloan when get tossed and I was
generally always right. Nowadays we hardly ever get technical
fouls. They used to get the team riled up and stop runs by the other teams. I