NBA Referees

NBA Referees

Postby PornoGil » 05 Jun 2012, 12:06

I don't get too worked up about the NBA officiating "crisis." Acknowledge that the home team and star players will get the benefit of the doubt more often than not, and move on. If you're still watching the league and complaining about this stuff after it's been the case for decades now, I don't know what to tell you. :beatsme: So there were, and possibly still are, some game-fixing shenanigans... Big deal! :lol:

Let's start off by taking a look at one of the better refs in the game today, IMO, who is among the crew assigned to tonight's Celts-Heat game - Monty McCutchen.

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He's been a workhorse this year, tied for the league lead in both regular season (53) and postseason games (11 and counting) officiated. The numbers show that he tends to favor the home team, as they won 68% of the time in the regular season, and are 9-2 in the postseason, in games he officiated.

There was some minor faux outrage over this sound clip of him from Gm 2 of the WCF last week:



I don't get it. People complain about bogus techs (rightfully so) and about players constantly bitching (also rightfully so), so how is it also a problem when a ref whips his dick out and reminds everyone on the court he's the boss?

Not so fun facts about Monty: He was apparently a well-liked high school English teacher. I've seen him a couple times heading in to games... he dresses like a character from Boardwalk Empire - pinstriped suits, bow-ties, complicated shoes.
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby BostonSucksMyBalls » 05 Jun 2012, 12:55

Does he wear a monocle?
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby ctz31 » 05 Jun 2012, 13:15

Good breakdown. That guy looks like someone I know....but I can't place it! :beatsme:

My favorite part of the post was the picture where Monty was quite clearly mocking bean by holding up 6 fingers in his face. No doubt alluding to the 6 out of 24 shots he hit in a game 7 "MVP" performance in the NBA finals. /gays
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby Colonel Angus » 05 Jun 2012, 13:29

ctz31 wrote:Good breakdown. That guy looks like someone I know....but I can't place it! :beatsme:

My favorite part of the post was the picture where Monty was quite clearly mocking bean by holding up 6 fingers in his face. No doubt alluding to the 6 out of 24 shots he hit in a game 7 "MVP" performance in the NBA finals. /gays


No, he was letting Kobe know he's a member of the Quincy A Boys.
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby mister bacon » 05 Jun 2012, 14:20

PornoGil wrote:I don't get too worked up about the NBA officiating "crisis." Acknowledge that the home team and star players will get the benefit of the doubt more often than not, and move on. If you're still watching the league and complaining about this stuff after it's been the case for decades now, I don't know what to tell you. :beatsme:



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Re: NBA Referees

Postby CourtesyFlush » 05 Jun 2012, 15:22

5 posts and no mention of Joey Crawford or Dick Bavetta?

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Re: NBA Referees

Postby like OR no like » 05 Jun 2012, 18:24

I'd be somewhat oddly satisfied if I watched a game and thought that it was fixed or leaning one way because at least that would make sense. But I mostly just see bad calls both ways and inconsistency. I thought for sure after Ibaka got 2 quick fouls, Collison got 2 quick fouls, and Perkins had a technical called on him inside of the game's first few minutes, the Spurs would walk away with Game 5 due to the officials calling a game that wouldn't allow the Thunder to get in any kind of rhythm. But instead, as the game went on, it just seemed to be good calls sometimes and bad calls sometimes on both teams.
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby Gregs Kite » 05 Jun 2012, 22:30

mister bacon wrote:
PornoGil wrote:I don't get too worked up about the NBA officiating "crisis." Acknowledge that the home team and star players will get the benefit of the doubt more often than not, and move on. If you're still watching the league and complaining about this stuff after it's been the case for decades now, I don't know what to tell you. :beatsme:



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Re: NBA Referees

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 05 Jun 2012, 23:37

Ken Mauer
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Yes, Mauer.

Ken's cousin is Minnesota Twins Catcher, Joe Mauer.


In 2000, Mauer was convicted of a felony, three counts of tax evasion, and one count of obstruction of justice for not reporting downgraded airline tickets as income to the Internal Revenue Service.Mauer failed to pay taxes on $26,500 of additional income over a three-year period. Mauer was one of two NBA referees who chose not to plea bargain his case, believing that there was an injustice done against him. Mauer stated that he never intended to commit a criminal act, that his accountants signed off on his tax returns, and that he was not told of any issues. In April 2001, Mauer was sentenced to five months in jail, five months of home detention, three years of supervised release, and 800 hours of community service. At the conclusion of the trial, Mauer said, "I'm proud that I stood up for myself. At the same time, I'm relieved that it turned out this way. This is the first decent day I've had in a year and a half. This summer is going to be hard, serving my sentence. But I'm going to turn it into a positive thing. I'm going to help the kids, I'll get into shape."


He was suspended from the league for a year, during which he stayed sharp by calling high school basketball games, including many of my high school's games and it was laughable. Dude did the pelvic thrust for block calls. It was fucking high school, man. Settle down.

The 2010-2011 season has seen some controversial decisions made by Mauer. Of note are two incidents with the first occurring during a Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs match in which Mauer called five technical fouls over the course of ten seconds.




The second event occurred in a Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns game in which it is reported that Mauer made derogatory remarks to point guard Zabian Dowdell and then swiftly ejected both Dowdell and Aaron Brooks of the Phoenix Suns.




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Re: NBA Referees

Postby PornoGil » 06 Jun 2012, 08:31

Gregs Kite wrote:
mister bacon wrote:
PornoGil wrote:I don't get too worked up about the NBA officiating "crisis." Acknowledge that the home team and star players will get the benefit of the doubt more often than not, and move on. If you're still watching the league and complaining about this stuff after it's been the case for decades now, I don't know what to tell you. :beatsme:



oooooooh shots fired KIT! your response?!?!??!!


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Jim, I scored that round 10-8 in favor of the champ. Gerg Kit looks lost out there, flailing away like a Mary. Just a terrible performance.

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Nice write-up, Mister T.
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby PornoGil » 06 Jun 2012, 15:11

Leading your Game 6 Spurs-Thunder tilt tonight, Joey Crawford:

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Crawford's a native of the Illadeplh, and attended the same high school as both disgraced former ref, Tim Donaghy, and balding message board Hall of Famer, BostonSucksMyBalls*. Officiating is in his blood, as both his father (Shag) and brother (Jerry) were long-time MLB umpires.

He's closing in on 300 postseason games officiated and 50 Finals games officiated, both NBA records. The New York Times did a pretty good piece on him last month, talking about his 35 years in the league.

On his quick trigger finger:
Once, I threw out Don Nelson for staring at me. He just folded his arms and looked at me. He called a timeout to do it. Looking back on it, I was not happy with that.

I have people in Cleveland who stop me at the airport and they say that they were there when I threw out Brad Daugherty and Larry Nance for laughing. They were sitting at the end of the bench. There was something that I did that they didn’t like and they wouldn’t stop, and I just went: “You want to go? Go. Go.” Boom. It wasn’t good.

One night, I hit Bill Fitch with a technical so hard, I broke my finger. My finger was all swollen. I slammed my whole hand down on it when I gave the signal. That’s why I changed my signal to a little one-finger tap — because I broke it once the old way.


On ejecting Tim Duncan for laughing and challenging him to a fight:
The Duncan thing probably changed my life. It was just — you come to the realization that maybe the way you’ve been doing things is not the proper way and you have to regroup, not only on the court but off the court.

I had seen a sports psychologist before that. But after, I saw him a lot more. His name is Joel Fish. He’s worked with a lot of athletes. It gave me a new perspective.




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Re: NBA Referees

Postby PornoGil » 07 Jun 2012, 13:32

Reffing tonight's big Game 6, Mark Cuban's bff, Danny Crawford:

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He's best known for his perceived hatred of the Dallas Mavericks, who are 3-16 (or something close to that) in the playoffs when Crawford is involved.

He also drew some heat :corn: in Game 1 of this very series for being a little tech-happy. Take a look:

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Re: NBA Referees

Postby mj3528 » 08 Jun 2012, 11:35

I noticed that all of the referees in last nights Heat-Celts game 6 in Boston were black. Does that happen often?
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby Briandong79 » 11 Jun 2012, 09:07

Steve Javie is going to work for ESPN during the finals:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/w ... t=hp_wr_a4

Could be sort of interesting. I enjoyed the breakdowns Donaghy did over at Deadspin.
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Re: NBA Referees

Postby ONTB » 11 Jun 2012, 09:16

The nba is missing the boat in the playoffs by not having former referees jump in and explain controversial calls and no calls during a broadcast. Could go a long way towards alleviating the perception of bias. Obviously they'd have to admit a call was missed here or there, but that would be refreshing.
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