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  1. Cooper June 8, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    This is one of the reasons that I don’t like watching NBA basketball. I know it happens in college as well, but the officials want to try and call a game the way it should be but end up getting influenced by the players and fans. Plus the producers and those higher up in the NBA are fighting to “let ’em” play.

  2. Rich June 8, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    It always seems to me that the officials are calling games all wrong. They are either missing tons of fouls and the game gets one sided that way, or they are calling everything and the game become stupid to watch. I know that they have a difficult job of watching every moment of the game, but it isn’t fair that they are influenced by either team or management.

  3. Wyatt June 8, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    It is pretty funny that a call can get overturned that far after the game is over. I understand the idea of making sure the game is insteresting and fun to watch to keep ratings up, but honestly, there are rules that everyone needs to follow and everyone needs to be called out on those rules.

NBA getting technical with technicals

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May 26 was a big day for the Magic Nation. Superman (Dwight Howard) soared over The King (LeBron James), leaving bards to sing songs about the greatness that was game four of the Eastern Conference finals. But even as the confetti fell after the King’s last-ditch attempt to stab kryptonite into the heart of Superman and the Magic’s hopes and dreams of reaching the finals fell short, a sense of anxiety and worry permeated through Amway Arena.

Dwight Howard received his 6th technical foul.

In the NBA playoffs, once a player reaches seven technical fouls, he is suspended for one game. The play for which Howard was assessed the ‘T’ was absurd and testament to the NBA’s terrible officiating tendencies displayed this post-season.┬áThe only thing the Magic could hope for after the game was for the NBA gods to show mercy and rectify the mistake made in yet another horribly officiated game.

May 27: Mercy was served up on a silver platter. ┬áThe NBA, yet again, rescinded another technical foul in these 2009 playoffs. This wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last, major overruling of a bad officiating call. In a set of playoff games that have gone horribly wrong for David Stern and his hopes of a Kobe-LeBron final match, there was a break in communication between the office and the officials.

The officials seem to be skewing their calls for the superstar match-up, while the NBA is waging a PR campaign.

Reminds me of watching one of the C-SPAN congressional debates.

Rob @ June 4, 2009

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