NBA Rescinds Stoudemire Technical: What’s Wrong with Them?

March 11th, 2011 by Byron on Sports Leave a reply »

There are several areas where NBA officiating seems to be a flawed Franken-Sterncreation, that creates more conflict that it resolves.


As a fan, I watch games to see the players play and watch players (coaches) determine the outcome of games. The officials absolutely have a role in the game, but the more the officials are part of the background the better.


The NBA position on technical fouls:


When the NBA established its new position on technical fouls in September of 2010, justifiable cause for a technical foul called on a player included:

Excessive inquiries about a call, even in a civilized tone.

Players making aggressive gestures, such as air punches, anywhere on the court.

Running directly toward an on official to complain about a call.< ...

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