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Nba Referees

NBA Referee Joey Crawford Falls Hard On The Hardwood

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports

He'll tumble for ya.

What The NBA Can Teach Us About Eliminating Racial Bias

The Washington Post | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

In 2007 a study by Joseph Price and Justin Wolfers drew widespread attention to implicit racial bias in NBA referee calls – namely, that white refer...

Never Underestimate Psy-Power

Posted 08.08.2013 | Comedy

We get it, Gangnam Style is so 2012, but this video of a supposed NBA referee with totally killer Psy moves recently resurfaced on Reddit and was too ...

NBA: Refs Missed Call

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports

The NBA says officials missed a foul call when Kobe Bryant was injured in a game against Atlanta. The Los Angeles Lakers star complaine...

Did Refs Favor Heat In Finals?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing In an interview with DC area morning show the Sports Junkies, Thunder play by play announcer Matt Pinto was very dis...

The (Near) Perfect NBA Playoff Game

Terry Lyons | Posted 07.07.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

It was once said that officiating is the only profession in the world where the ultimate compliment is silence. That is certainly true. Only the funeral directors, morticians and undertakers could relate.

NBA, Referees Reportedly Agree To New 5-Year Deal

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 11.15.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NBA and its referees approved a new five-year deal Thursday, just two years after a contract dispute nearly caused the league to ...

2010 NBA Finals Preview

Tim Donaghy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Donaghy

The NBA would be wise to let the best team win and prove me wrong. But really, I think the head office, as chief architect of series' outcome, will let the refs do the dirty work of letting the almighty dollar call the winner of this series.

Orlando vs. Boston: Breaking Down Game 6

Tim Donaghy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Donaghy

I watched and wrote up a breakdown of the calls in Orlando and Boston's Game 6. Read for yourself an insider's view of the bad calls, missed calls, and calls that clearly fall within my 'blueprint' for how games are decided.

The Implicit Bribe of Government Officials

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Everyone in government is running with a giant implied bribe hanging over their head. If they if they do as they are told, everybody gets rich. Oh right, except us.

Tim Donaghy On 60 Minutes: Mob Threatened My Family, Ex-NBA Ref Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Disgraced ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy tells "60 Minutes" the mob threatened his family to ensure he provided his insider picks to inform b...

13 NBA Referees In Betting Scandal, Source Says

WHDH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BOSTON -- A source tells 7Sports that the gambler at the center of the 2008 NBA betting scandal says 13 referees were involved....

The NBA's David Stern Does Doo-Doo Diligence

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Shearer

Pardon the George Bush 41-inspired wordplay, but what can one think of the NBA's attempt to get a P.R. handle on the refereeing scandal in the league?

Tim Donaghy, Disgraced Former NBA Referee, Claims Officials Fixed Playoff Series

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — NBA referees, influenced by cozy relationships with league officials, rigged a 2002 playoff series to force it to a revenue-boosting ...