Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/29/12
I have been bemoaning the NBA officials’ quick whistles on technical fouls and flagrant fouls for awhile now. After last night, I’ve finally had enough. The five technical fouls on the Celtics in Game 1 were ridiculous. Doc Rivers apparently got one for saying “Come on Ed,” to the official, while Ray Allen picked on up for simply saying “No!” after a call went he wrong way. He then walked away from the official and did nothing further to warrant a technical. He was not demonstrative or showing up the official. Fans don’t pay to see you, refs. The worst offenders of this have been MLB umpires, but the NBA officials are right behind them when it comes to making unnecessary calls that affect the game. Not only have I had enough of quick technicals, I have had enough of playoff fouls being called flagrant fouls. I may be old school, but I LOVED the physicality of the Pacers-Heat series. Sportsmanship is nice, and I don’t want guys headhunting out there, but I don’t think it’s a big dea...
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