Originally Posted by Baric
Yeah, no way JV's that stupid. You could clearly hear the refs' whistles frantically blowing while D-Will was getting his shot off. At first I thought it was because he didn't get the shot off in time, but as we saw they called it a backcourt violation. Seems like every player and ref on the court was aware of the violation at the same instant it happened, but no one else...
It was quite obvious that everyone on the court knew it was back court violation. Check replay to see that PPat who was closest to DWill and running towards him was clapping his hands to aplaud the play instead of trying to prevent a shot even before DWill caught the ball.
The NBATV announcers just didnt have a clue and kept talking about them reviewing whether it was tapped or not and if the shot was on time, when they were actually reviewing to see how much time to put back on clock.
They cant review if it was tipped to see if it was back court violation and then decide that it was tipped so play should have continued and that Jonas block should be called goal tending. That would be like guy stripping someone at midcourt, stepping close to line and refs calling it out of bounds. Then everyone else stops playing and they guy goes and sinks the layup. After that refs would take a look at tape, see that he wasnt out of bounds so the basket should stand.
There is a limited set of things refs can look from the tape and there is a reason to that.