Originally Posted by INSIDER
It makes perfect sense that refs can't review a play that isn't called. A call creates a stoppage. If there's no stoppage, how can you review a play? The refs can't just blow their whistle and stop the play after a controversial no call to check the tape.
Lets just say there's a blatant goal tending that is not called, and that 'block' leads to a fast break score... You can't reverse that play and take away the points that were scored because you missed a call 10 seconds earlier. The only way a play can or should be reviewed is if a call is made in the first place.
But they already review calls that create stoppages, the perfect example being the Heat vs. Spurs in the finals. Everybody should remember Popovich irate at the officials for stopping the play with seconds to play to make sure Allen's feet were behind the three point line. It gave the Heat a chance to set-up their defense. So that already happens, regardless of whether the ball is rebounded, or inbounded.
Personally - stop the review process altogether. I don't like it. I think they should leave it to three point / two point decisions and that is it. You could take the officials right out of the equation. No officials on the floor, just 10 officials in a studio officiating the game through mobile cameras. Hire two judo-masters to get in the middle of any physical disputes.