Hello, good people. Last night's Celtics Heat game was an absolute thriller that had everyone on the edge of their seats. However, all anyone can talk about is the officiating. I want to know what you guys think of the referees in the NBA - do they do a good job, could they do better, and if so, how could they improve? Keep in mind last night was just one game, I want to know what you think of the officiating as a whole.
Here are a few of the twitter reactions from last night's game.
"Game turned on missed foul call, Wade on Rondo. Raked him across his face! Just have a feeling Celts win if Rondo shoots those FTs for lead."
- Skip Bayless
"My twit fam upset with zebras late in Celtics - Heat game - have legit gripe on no call on Wade vs Rondo - a big miss as Rondo WAS FOULED!"
- Dick Vitale
" "Let's fix a series so the team in the biggest market left gets eliminated." - The NBA, according to the Internet. What a world."
- Jared Dubin
"Citing personal foul and free throw attempt numbers without any context is pretty worthless."
- Our very own Tim Allen!
"BTW, the Heat should trade Bosh for one of those refs"
- Myles Brown
"You can't win 5 against 8. This game is one of the all-time jokes. I am so disgusted by this game and the league as a whole."
- Bill Simmons
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this classic quote from Mr Basketball himself... one-time MVP, one-time NBA Champion, one-time Defensive Player of the Year, 14-time All Star, and sure-fire Hall of Famer...
"KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!"
- Wally "Big Shot" Szczerbiak
I may have got the accolades slightly wrong on that one...
So what do you all think? Feel free to voice your opinions in the comments!
Does the NBA have a problem with officiating?
Quite clearly, in fact, there's probably money involved, and matches are fixed (105 votes)
Yes, the referees are inconsistent and too often succumb to star power, big markets and the home crowd. (297 votes)
They could do with patching up a few things, but on the whole, the officiating is tolerable (86 votes)
No, the officiating is fantastic and it is not our place to criticize human error (6 votes)
No, the officiating is perfect. (7 votes)
501 total votes