We all know the NBA has some atrocious officiating. Some games are better than others, but as Minnesota Timberwolves fans we're acutely aware of how biased the refs can be.Last night against the San Antonio Spurs our T-pups racked up 5 technical fouls in the span of 10 seconds of game time. But it's not just the technical fouls that are bad. The calls leading up to the technical fouls are pretty much horse-[manure] as well. Darko Milicic was moving his feet and could rightly have been called on that play - although I'm certain that Tim Duncan would never get called if he were to do the same exact thing. The ensuing Brewer foul was suspect as well. After the free throws for the 4 technical fouls called on that one play, Kevin Love gets fouled on the rebound but doesn't get the call. Frankly I'm surprised he got so upset, after all the refs have been screwing him out of drawing fouls at least 3 or 4 times a game the entire season. After the free throw for that technical, Brewer gets fouled by the screen man on a pick and roll but again there is no call.
When the refereeing gets to be this bad, what's the point of even playing the game? What purpose is there for the Wolves to continue to play a game where they are consistently getting the short end of the stick?
Here's my solution to this problem:
In a players only meeting the team should make a pact to intentionally draw 2 technical fouls apiece all in succession the next time Kurt Rambis gets ejected for arguing with the refs about their terrible calls. Players complain about calls all the time in the NBA. Everybody feels like they were fouled on almost every single play. So it's not a good idea to employ this strategy just when the players are frustrated by the bad calls. This season Rambis has shown that he's not willing to stick his neck out to complain about calls unless they get really bad. That's why I think it's reasonable to think the officiating is a mockery if Rambis gets T-ed up twice in one game for arguing calls. That's why I think it's probably an appropriate time to make a spectacle of the poor officiating when Rambis gets tossed. Of course, it has to be a players only meeting because if Rambis were to know about the plan then his behavior would change and would no longer be an appropriate indicator of when the players should be outraged by the screw job they are suffering.
When the officiating makes a mockery out of the game, why not bring an early end to the game by having all of our players collect 2 quick technical fouls?
If this were to happen, David Stern would be forced to do something to remedy the problems with the referees. Especially when one of the owners is basically forced to refund the entire ticket proceeds from a game because the game was cut short due to mass ejection of one team. As a fan of the game, and justice in general, this seems to have become necessary. The NBA can't continue to turn a blind eye to the problems with the officiating, because in doing so they turn a brown eye to all the fans and [manure] all over them.