HoopsHype Referees rumors

LATEST HOOPSHYPE VIDEOS

January 27, 2015 Updates

Asked about his level of frustration with the non-call, Gallinari simply grinned and said, “I’ll let the people watch the replay and make their own judgment.” Shaw, however, steamed. “It’s frustrating when night-in and night-out all of those kind of calls go against us,” he said. “And the explanation of i changes all the time, when we get an explanation. Or they admit that they made a mistake after the fact when it’s already cost us a game.” Denver Post

January 22, 2015 Updates
January 14, 2015 Updates
January 10, 2015 Updates

Veteran official Joey Crawford was forced to leave the Mavericks-Clippers game in the 2nd quarter with an apparent leg injury. Crawford called a turnover on the Mavericks, and started to jog back to the other end of the court, coming up limping. He eventually called for a stoppage and limped to the Clippers bench where he was attended to by LA's training staff. CBSSports.com

January 1, 2015 Updates

Early in the fourth quarter, with 9:18 remaining, Copeland and Heat forward Shawne Williams (Indiana’s 2006 first-round pick) tangled underneath the hoop. Boom. A double-technical was handed out. “He started coming at me crazy,” Copeland recalled. ”I held my own and didn’t say nothing crazy. … I didn’t back down and the refs felt like cleaning up the situation, which I can understand.” A player’s first five technicals cost $2,000 each before the cost increases. “It’s all good,” he said, understanding but disappointed. “It’s a heated game. I wasn’t even trying to there with him, he just turned around and felt some kind of way.” Vigilant Sports

Technical fouls are handed out much more frequently overseas, Copeland said. During his five years abroad, he had stops in Spain, Germany, and Belgium before joining the Knicks in 2012. “Yeah, I had a lot more overseas,” he said with a big smile. “They pick on you overseas because I’m an American. Still, even there, I was cool with most of the refs. I’m really a peaceful guy.” Vigilant Sports

December 31, 2014 Updates

With the Sacramento Kings already down 90-69 on the road against the Celtics, center DeMarcus Cousins let his frustration get the best of him. Six-foot-four guard Marcus Smart tried to box out Cousins and barged into the Kings star, and Cousins reacted by grabbing Smart’s jersey and hurling him to the floor. For The Win

December 30, 2014 Updates
December 29, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Acy shoved Wall when the Wizards guard had the ball with 5:31 to play in the game. Wall retaliated with a shove, and things escalated from there. It was unclear whether Acy threw a punch during the skirmish, but both players had to be separated by teammates. Both Acy and Knicks coach Derek Fisher said that Acy did not throw a punch at Wall. "I didn't throw a punch. I got up and reacted, then I just grabbed him," Acy said. ESPN.com

Acy received a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from the game. The league will review Acy's foul and may choose to fine or suspend him. The Knicks' next game is on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. When asked about a possible suspension, Acy said, "I hope not. What was done wrong?" ESPN.com

December 22, 2014 Updates

Dalembert claimed he was the recipient of a Valanciunas elbow earlier in the game and was simply trying to break free of his opponent’s hold. Under NBA rules, the league reviews flagrant-2 infractions for possible suspensions. “I did see the replay,’’ Dalembert told The Post while mingling with his Canadian relatives. “Honestly, if I really wanted to hit him, he wouldn’t be playing right now. He was holding my arms. I kept mentioning that. Actually he was the one who elbowed me in the first half. He kept holding me, I said, ‘Stop holding my arms,’ and I made that sudden movement and I actually hit him.’’ New York Post

Dalembert said there was talk about the Knicks sending the tape to the NBA to attempt to reverse the call. “He was a little exaggerating,’’ Dalembert said. “Maybe the way it looked on TV wasn’t what it was. If I really hit him, he’d be really like …’’ Dalembert recently lost his starting job, but coach Derek Fisher started him to open the second half. The Knicks already were depleted with Amar’e Stoudemire taking another “recovery day’’ and not making the trip. “I was upset,’’ Dalembert said. “It was the first time in my career I got kicked out. I didn’t like the fact … I didn’t try to do anything intentionally. We were all physical down there.’’ New York Post

December 20, 2014 Updates

The Clippers were called for seven technical fouls, including five during the fourth quarter and three on the same sequence after center DeAndre Jordan told officials that Kenneth Faried knocked him in the head underneath the basket. "I just keep saying, 'Coaches and players get technicals for losing their composure,'" Rivers said afterward. "I don't know if we lost our composure today. I'm pretty sure we didn't." Los Angeles Times

Whether it was Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes or DeAndre Jordan, the talk was about the officiating and how the Clippers felt like it was 5-on-8 at times. “It’s getting out of control, man,” Barnes said. “Some of the techs we got tonight were … I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of watching ourself, but I got a tech for saying, ‘He’s not shooting the ball.’ (Hedo Turkoglu) got a tech for saying, ‘That’s not a foul.’ I mean, this is just getting out of control, man. “They’re just whistle-happy.” Orange County Register

Johnson's dunk on Andre Drummond made it 95-75 midway through the fourth and on Toronto's next possession, Drummond smashed into Johnson with a forearm and hip smash. That set off a melee that saw Drummond get a flagrant foul and four technicals called. At least one Raptors fan was ejected at the same time after a verbal altercation with the Pistons' Josh Smith. "That was nasty, but that's basketball," said Johnson. "I don't expect anything less from anybody that's trying to win. Frustration sets in when you want to win — no hard feelings." USA Today Sports

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.