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Old 12-31-2013, 02:38 PM   #1358 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
Whats the point in the league issuing these apologies? I think the fans would much rather hear about the referees being punished for not doing their jobs then the NBA issuing an empty apology in a scenario where the situation cant be corrected. The refs who missed that call should be punished, and refs like Joey Crawford and Violet Palmer should have already been fired by now for their terrible officiating.
The NBA didn't apologize. This isn't something new - calls get missed. The Wolves should be asking themselves why they allow teams like Dallas to take 20 point leads in their own building in the first place.

Punishing referees for single calls is a ridiculous notion. They've risen to their position because they inherently want to get the calls right. Because they're good at what they do. Punishing them for not calling fouls at the end of the game would put unwanted pressure on them to call everything and anything that involves a little bit of contact. It would ruin basketball.

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