I hope the officiating for today’s Spurs/Mavericks game isn’t an indication of how they will call the playoffs. Tim Duncan gets TWO technical’s while sitting on the bench. All he was doing was laughing (about what, who knows – who cares? It was JUST laughing!). Two Technical’s means you are ejected. No review, no instant replay, no checks and balances on what they Ref decides to do. Tim is just out of the game. For laughing.
Those of you who followed the Spurs/Mavericks in the playoffs last year might see some similarities in the crappy and unfair officiating. Guess what – the NBA Officials aren’t any better or more fair this year than they were last year.
A Referee should not be able to determine the outcome of a game (or series) without some type of review.
Seeing Tim Duncan laugh and cover his head with a towel is not reason enough to eject that player from the game.
I really wish Popovich (Spurs coach) would have just walked his team off the court and forfeited. A series of bullshit calls results in one of the best players in the NBA getting ejected, while not even on the court, and seemingly just for laughing.