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Should Goaltending be reviewable?

The game vs OKC we witnessed a clearly bad call in which Aldridge was called for a goal tend when it was indeed a clean block. Currently in the NBA goaltending is not reviewable, and for good reason. Lets use a hypothetical scenerio in which goaltending is reviewable:

Team A goes for a shot and Team B gets called for a Goaltend. After reviewing the play the goaltend is overturned, but now you have a totally different problem of "who gets the ball". Do you reward the block by giving the ball to team B? Do you just make it a jump ball between the shooter of team A and the blocker from team B? Should the refs call goaltending after a rebound is secured to determine which team has possession of the ball? This would be the main problem with reviewing goaltending calls.

This is not the only solution though. As seen during the game there was only one referee that made the goaltending calll, even though he was 30 feet away. In this rule change any goal tending call made in the last two minutes can be overruled by the other refs. So in example of the game against OKC the other two refs can overule the call the ref 30 feet away made. This already happens with out of bounds plays and offensive vs defensive foul calls. If the other refs know that their fellow ref made a terrible call they should have the ability to meet together and over turn it if they know without a doubt he was wrong.

Traditionalists will say that this is a game ran by humans and that there is no way that we can overcome these errors. They say leave it "as is", it is just another part of the game.

What do you think?

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