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  1. So, you think you know the NBA rulebook?

    Henry Abbott

    Imagine being Joe Borgia. His dad was a legendary NBA referee. He became a professional referee at the age of 22, joined the NBA a decade later in 1988, and for the last few years has been the league's director of officiating programs and development...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "LeBron James appeared to be taking an Easter stroll until anger at officiating woke him up and he imposed his will by scoring 20 of his 42 points on the then helpless-looking Celtics (48-28) in the fourth quarter...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "David Stern is playing tough with the NBA referees. You could argue it is long past time. The lack of consistent officiating in the NBA is the dynamic that never goes away. It is the dynamic that drives coache...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Krieger of The Denver Post: "The Lakers have already begun their campaign against the aggression of the aggrieved, the Nuggets' current calling card. Phil Jackson was complaining about the officiating as soon as Game 4 ended. Like New O...

    Blog | May 26, 2009
  5. One Foul Per 39 Playoff Minutes Played: LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Carl Spackler from PerkIsABeast, a Celtics-themed blog, e-mailed: Did you know LeBron James has not committed a foul yet in the Hawks/Cavs series? This is dumbfounding to me, and truly an expression of the disparity in officiating in the NBA. He ha...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  6. John Hollinger Volunteers to Get All Your Angry Referee E-Mail

    Henry Abbott

    Hollinger writes (Insider): Sorry to break it to you, folks, but for neutral observers the officiating has been a total nonstory in these playoffs. I've seen every single playoff game, and the only crucial erroneous whistle I can remember is the...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "In a statement released Wednesday, the league finally admitted the officiating crew of Mike Callahan, Rodney Mott and Zach Zarba erred in its handling of a controversial play during the Celtics 91-86 loss in Portlan...

    Blog | January 02, 2009
  8. Just for Fun: More Referee Quiz Questions

    Henry Abbott

    From the quiz NBA's Director of Officiating Programs and Development Joe Borgia gave to the media yesterday (and following up the one question I posted then). True or False: UPDATE: Now with answers! A defender must be in position when an offens...

    Blog | September 25, 2008
  9. RIP Darrell Garretson

    Henry Abbott

    A press release from the National Basketball Referees Association: The national basketball community lost one of its most influential leaders on Monday when former 27-year referee and 17-year NBA Chief of Officiating Staff Darell Garretson died. Mr...

    Blog | April 23, 2008
  10. Shaking the Officiating Hierarchy by the Shoulders

    Henry Abbott

    Even though the Tim Donaghy scandal has not produced any evidence of widespread problems among referees, I still see it as a rare opportunity for the NBA to make some improvements in the officiating and security departments -- parts of the NBA that n...

    Blog | July 30, 2007
  11. War Stories from a Former NBA Referee

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Trister writes up the reflections of former official Gary Benson: "This is called selective officiating," Benson explained, drawing a laugh. Benson described a time Bill Laimbeer started complaining after a call went against him. A s...

    Blog | January 31, 2007
  12. Detroit Fans Looking for a Conspiracy Theory

    Henry Abbott

    You have to read this from the End of the Bench: Let's be honest: the officiating in that game was bush; bush league. It was worse than the makeup job Audrey did on Ron Burgundy at the opening of Anchorman. Quite honestly, tonight's officials did NO...

    Blog | May 26, 2005