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My 4 biggest gripes about officiating

1.)   This one gets me the most.  The late foul call. When the player goes up and there is contact but the official waits to see if the ball goes in before calling the foul... it is either a foul or it isn't... it shouldn't matter if the ball goes in or not.

2.)  The obstructed view/reputation call.  Devin Harris drives the lane goes up no contact... here comes the whistle... oh what it is from the official that has a obstructed view of the play.  Here is what he is thinking: "well I coudn't see the play so it must be a foul because Harris always gets fouled when he is driving the lane."  The opposite can be said of Oden.  Ref: "dang it I couldn't see that play but if Maggette fell down and Oden was near him you know Oden fouled him."  Refs need to stop calling fouls on plays were they can't clearly see the foul.  I would much rather see a no call than a phantom call.  How many times has the official from the other side of the court made the call when the official standing right there does not?

3.)  The superstar treatment.  Really though I am just mad that Brandon Roy doesn't get it.  It was his fault though for talking about the superstar treatment after that famous Suns game.  He should of taken one from Kobe's play book and just sat there with a smug smile and talked about how he should of been given a few more calls.

4.)  Inconsistency.  This takes me back to game 4.  Oden and Przy pick up the early fouls... fine the refs are going to call it tight we will adjust... great.  Then the game progresses and it is no longer a tightly officiated game.  Artest and Scola are grabbing arms... Przy and Oden start to play like they were in the 1st quarter again.  If the refs want to emphasize something great... do it the entire game.  I am so tired of the refs changing the way they are going to officiate every 10 minutes.

Anyway I know griping about officiating is popular right now and I wanted to make some gripes about the way the game is called in general.  If you have made it this far thank you and let me apoligize for the spelling errors and the excessive use of elipses (I love them).

 

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