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Video: Paul Pierce Punches Referee During Game 4

If you were watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals, which the Celtics won 96-89, you may have remembered a particular Paul Pierce layup during the first quarter. After Pierce hit the basket and heard the whistle that sent him to the free throw line, he pumped his first in celebration. The problem was, his […]

Video: NBA Referee Joe DeRosa Throws Ball At Fan During Game 2

During halftime of Game 2, veteran NBA official Joe DeRosa threw a basketball at a taunting fan. The fan threw the ball right back, and DeRosa ordered that security remove the fan from his seat. According to The Orlando Sentinel, the fan is Wyndham Vacation Ownership CEO Franz Hanning, who was relocated to another seat. […]

NBA Threatens Criticism of Officials With Suspensions

NBA Commissioner David Stern is fed up with constant complaining about referees and officiating, calling it “corrosive” to the game. He is now threatening to suspend players and coaches who do so instead of the standard $35,000 fine. This announcement came in the wake of fines against Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy and Forward Matt […]

Wallace Fined $30,000: Sheed Does the Deed

It’s been reported by multiple sources that Boston Celtics’ Rasheed Wallace has been fined $30,000 for calling out the officials after their game against Toronto. He called Toronto Raptor Hedo Turkoglu a flopper and said the referees were overly officiating because players were intentionally hitting the deck. This fine comes on the heels of several […]

NBA Referee Gambling Scandal Bigger than Donaghy?

Sources: 13 referees involved in betting scandal A report out of Channel 7 in Boston says that Tim Donaghy was not alone in the NBA referee gambling scandal that threatened the credibility of the entire league and its commissioner, David Stern. According to an undisclosed source, Donaghy was one of 13 officials involved in the […]

Referees Coming Back to Work

The NBA and the union representing its referees have reached a tentative agreement to end a feud that would return the regular referees to work in time for the start of the season next Tuesday. In return for the NBA accepting a new deal, the union’s board will recommend that its members approve it Friday. […]

NBA Needs Refs For Feud With Referees

Tension is escalating between the NBA and the Referees’ Union, and is growing even more serious with the Preseason set to open Oct. 1. The union’s contract expired Sept. 1st, and the union and NBA were negotiating a new two year deal. The refs were willing to accept a pay freeze this season and 1% […]