Posted by: Jazzaholic on December 4th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Sorry, to be forced on my soapbox again.
This is a sore subject.
Pretty obvious, even watching live at the game, that Chauncey threw his leg out to catch Mo, but the replay shows him extending and pushing off with his left arm too. It really documents it nicely.
Too bad season ticket holders can’t watch a decent replay in the arena! I guess there might be a riot and a referee lynching.
There is still flopping. Why are the refs continuing to be fooled, where it’s obvious to everyone else?
The selling of a foul, by an illegal play, just kills the game.
When are we going to get refs, who call blocks correctly, stop the star treatment and are not sold a foul?
Flailing, windmilling, falling down, when the AC comes on, doing snow angels and the worm, will only be slightly slowed down by the “warning.”
Does anyone really think it wasn’t worth it for Chauncey to sell the foul and get 3 free throws? “Now, Chauncey, you’ve been a bad boy. Shame on you. If it happens again, we might fine you $5,000, from your $3,000,000.00 allowance.”
This one, if by some slight chance, he gets a warning, will cost him nothing. Not a bad deal to get a win.
Even if he gets a warning and is fined the next time. $5k is 1.6% of his pay. That’s like a $29 fine, based on my annual Social Security. Geeeeeze, I can get parking tickets, which cost more than that!
Players are still jumping in front of a player already in motion, still moving, when “hit”, and being rewarded with a charge, instead of being called for a block. If the refs would start calling the block correctly, the game would run smoother, and the fans would be rewarded with some spectacular dunks. Also, we might just see a return to some good old defense at the rim, instead of salesmanship.
If the refs would call the game correctly, in the first place, this would all take care of itself.
When you reward bad behavior, you perpetuate it.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.