Fans were outraged again when former NBA referee, Steve Javie, interrupted the final moments of the Grizzlies/76ers game to remind the audience that the perfect streak of correct calls from referees continues.
As usual, the ESPN crew summoned Javie to speak after a controversial call.
“Ok, take a look at Memphis guard, Dillon Brooks,” Javie commented over the slow-motion replay. “After beginning to heave a three-pointer, he realizes he doesn’t know how ...
Marcus Smart is not leaving anything to chance before the Celtics big game versus the Miami Heat tonight. Per his request, team video coordinators have compiled ten hours of those big wavy arm inflatable guys to better prepare the shooting guard for battle.
“I’m a tough guy. Someone who’s willing to fall down on any given play. You wrote down that I’m tough, right?” Smart asked the media. “Coach Stevens wants ...
In the season restart in Orlando, the NBA has announced all players will be required to deliver a short speech on race relations between all free throws. The decision was made by LeBron James via tweet and the league office agreed to his demands with a press release twenty-two seconds later.
According to the press release, after a player attempts the first three throw an audio/video crew will scramble onto the court ...
The NBA referees’ Twitter account has released a series of statements reminding sports fans that momentary blindness is “probably a COVID symptom.”
“For example, don’t be surprised if we call a goaltend as the ball is still in the shooter’s hands,” one tweet informs. “When we do stuff like that, please do not mock or ridicule the ref. Because it probably means an official has contracted the deadly virus and has ...
The NBA league office has asked its officiating staff to take special note of an important aspect of their jobs for all upcoming games. Namely, follow the rules.
In a statement released earlier this week, the NBA said the following:
As the NBA moves forward with more exciting basketball, we have asked our officials to read the rule book and try to do better at following all the stuff in there.
A source ...
Controversial footage of James Harden casually walking out a
Dick’s Sporting Goods holding a new basketball has caused quite a stir among
basketball fans. In the clip, Harden
looks to clearly take 41 steps on his way to his vehicle. But, upon closer look, experts say the
Rocket’s star may have actually pulled off a legal dribble.
“Ok, here’s the footage that everyone’s arguing about. What do you think?” Coach Nick of BBall
Breakdown asked former ...
A strongly worded
letter has gone out to all 30 teams reminding each coaching staff
that there will be absolutely zero tolerance for players entering the
stands unless some fan says something that hurts their feelings.
games where both Isaiah Thomas and Kyle Lowry went into the stands to
confront fans, Commissioner Adam Silver appeared on The
to speak on the matter.
know, sometimes I can be a rude cuss but when I say ‘zero
tolerance’, I mean ...
the only thing more graceful than a world-class NBA athlete rising up
and swishing a 25-foot three-pointer is watching that same shooter
jerk his head back, flailing his arms and screaming the F-word at the
fans can appreciate that Adam Silver knows this better than anyone
and he is working hard to give fans what they want.
the Commissioner was asked about the huge increase of call-seeking
behavior from shooters, Silver took a victory lap.
yes, it’s ...