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Kawshen
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#1 Posted on 26.2.04 1704.31
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Laker conspiracy theorists are having a field day with this one.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ espn/wire?section=nba& id=1745213

The NBA acknowledged Thursday there was an officiating mistake in the final minute of the Los Angeles Lakers' 112-111 victory over the host Denver Nuggets.

With the Nuggets leading Wednesday night's game 111-109, a shot by Denver's Andre Miller appeared to brush the rim and barely beat the shot clock. Teammate Carmelo Anthony got the rebound, but the whistle blew for a shot-clock violation. The officials huddled and ruled it was an inadvertent whistle, resulting in a jump ball.

The Lakers won the tip, leading to Kareem Rush's winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left.

But NBA senior VP Stu Jackson said Thursday that there shouldn't have been a whistle on the play.

"That call was incorrect because the ball, in fact, hit the rim," Jackson said. "This was an unfortunate call at a highly critical point in the game, and we very much regret the error."

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"Call everybody, the A.T.F., everybody. They robbed us of a win tonight." -- Carmelo Anthony

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#2 Posted on 26.2.04 1707.16
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So, officiating can cost a team a game, but if a COACH or PLAYER says so, they get a fine. Good work NBA!
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#3 Posted on 26.2.04 1711.15
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The Nuggets were completely JOBBED last night. In addition to the shot-clock flap, Shaq had an early jump on that final tip and, naturally, instead of making a call the refs stood around with their hands on their dicks.

Screw you, NB-GAY.
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#4 Posted on 26.2.04 1925.57
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    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    ... Shaq had an early jump on that final tip...

No, see, you have it all wrong. That's his gazelle like reaction speed at work. :)
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#5 Posted on 27.2.04 1129.38
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Follow-up. Ref gets suspended. Nuggets still lose.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ espn/wire?section=nba& id=1745213

The NBA acknowledged Thursday there was an officiating mistake in the final minute of the Los Angeles Lakers' 112-111 victory over the host Denver Nuggets and suspended the official.

With the Nuggets leading Wednesday night's game 111-109, a shot by Denver's Andre Miller appeared to brush the rim and barely beat the shot clock. Teammate Carmelo Anthony got the rebound, but the whistle blew for a shot-clock violation. The officials huddled and ruled it was an inadvertent whistle, resulting in a jump ball.

The Lakers won the tip, leading to Kareem Rush's winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left.

But NBA senior VP Stu Jackson said Thursday that there shouldn't have been a whistle on the play.

"That call was incorrect because the ball, in fact, hit the rim," Jackson said. "This was an unfortunate call at a highly critical point in the game, and we very much regret the error."

The National Basketball Referees Association said the league suspended referee Michael Henderson for three games and summoned him to New York for a meeting with league officials.

The group said the referee had followed NBA guidelines in making his call, but made a mistake.

"Yet rather than a traditional fine, the NBA is out-of-bounds in its actions," said Lamell McMorris of the NBRA.

Speaking before the Lakers faced the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night, coach Phil Jackson maintained that Miller's shot didn't hit the rim and Anthony fouled Kobe Bryant as he got the rebound.

"You just see the ball disappear below the rim," Jackson said. "I've never heard of a decision like that rendered by the league office."

The Lakers coach said Michael Henderson got the call right when he ruled Miller's shot missed the rim, but was overruled by Jack Nies and Jess Kersey, the more experienced officials.
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#6 Posted on 28.2.04 1803.28
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The ref who blew the call got suspended, so all the other refs did a little "protest" in games last night.

sports.espn.go.com/nba/ news/story?id=1746204
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#7 Posted on 29.2.04 0151.10
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So is the NBA going to do a delayed suspension on Dick Bavetta for his Nick Patrick-esque officiating jobs in about a dozen playoff games over the past 10 years?
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#8 Posted on 29.2.04 0848.48
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    So is the NBA going to do a delayed suspension on Dick Bavetta for his Nick Patrick-esque officiating jobs in about a dozen playoff games over the past 10 years?


Don't you mean "Knick" Bavetta?
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#9 Posted on 4.3.04 1428.39
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By any chance, was Knick Bavetta the same guy who called the phantom four-point play on my Pacers in their '99 Eastern Conference Finals game against the Knicks?

That has to be one of the biggest bullshit calls in NBA history. And yeah, five years and one Eastern Conference Championship later, I'm still pissed about it-- you got a problem I can help you with?
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