NBA referees will be cracking down this season on the kind of hits to the groin area that resulted in Draymond Green’s suspension during the NBA Finals. They also will more closely monitor traveling after complaints from coaches that players are getting away with too many steps on the perimeter. The referees were informed and instructed about those items this week during their preseason meetings and training camp.
If the NBA decided one day to replace human referees with technology, don’t expect to hear a complaint out of Steph Curry. “I would love that,” Curry admitted, during a Q&A at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week.
The Aussies simply lowered their heads. Another close call. Another disappointment. As upset as he was at losing, Bogut was equally angry about the officiating. “They fall over and get fouls and go to the free throw line the whole game,” he said. “It’s unbelievable. You just dive into guys recklessly and get calls like that. It’s tough to play like that.”