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  1. Winderman: New NBA head of officials doesn’t mean change, technology does

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    NBA-referees-

    Since the Tim Donaghy fiasco, we’ve had the NBA offer up a former referee and a retired two-star U.S. Army general to oversee officiating. Now, former NBA player Mike Bantom, a long-time NBA executive, takes over. Granted, Ronnie Nunn (the former referee) and Ronald Johnson (the retired general), mostly remained in the background as officiating…

  2. Winderman: NBA should have replay official for playoffs

    Apr 20, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    Before each playoff game, four referees enter their locker room. Only three emerge. The fourth is in attendance in case of injury, a smart move by the league with so much at stake. The greater issue, especially in light of some egregious officiating errors this postseason, is why not utilize that fourth pair of eyes?…

  3. Sorry conspiracy theorists, one former NBA referee says stars don't get enough calls

    Aug 11, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

    reNBA referee conspiracy theories rank right up there with JFK, Area 51 and Tupac is alive in American mythology. It’s an almost unquestioned belief that NBA superstars get the calls. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get calls when they drive that Caron Butler or Jonny Flynn would not. Particularly late in games or during the…

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