After looking at the above video, is there any doubt in your mind that Joey Crawford either has an agenda or is completely incompetent or should be using a white cane and seeing eye dog? This is the worst call I have ever seen and I have seen a LOT of horrible calls in my years of watching the NBA. But, it seems as though the officiating is getting worse as the years go on.
David Stern has a lot of nerve fining anyone who complains about the officiating when this is the product he is putting out on the court. He says that complaints by coaches and players undermine the consumer confidence in his NBA product. For the most part, coaches and players have legitimate gripes about the refs.
Stern keeps fining anyone who dares to complain about his precious refs and yet we keep getting more of the same. The officiating in game 5 of the Celtics series was atrocious. Most of the series I have watched have had some really bad calls. I doubt we will hear anything about the league fining Joey Crawford for a completely horrible and bogus call on Camby. The system is broken and getting worse. As long as the refs are making calls like this and running their own agendas in games, no amount of complaints from coaches or players will undermine the NBA product any more than Stern's own refs are doing. Time to take the officials out of his hands and put some integrity back into the game.
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FlCeltsfan An amazing piece of video. I re-ran it several times trying to figure out if there was just a mixup of who the foul was called on and who against. Try as I might I can't see a foul on anybody against anybody anywhere on the court. Have you seen any indication that this incident was brought to the league's attention and/or that they commented upon it?
I haven't heard about any appeals to the league about it. Of course, if they should call Stern's attention to it publicly then they would get fined or suspended. So, we probably won't hear anything about it. I'm with you. I slowed it down and watched it over and over and could not see any fouls. and Crawful was so adamant when he called it. Just terrible.