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  1. Sizing up the Oklahoma City Thunder's comeback win - 2014 NBA pla...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton examines the Oklahoma City Thunder's improbable comeback victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5. How much did the win swing the series and why couldn't the refs review a foul on the controversial call?

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. Is Boogie showing signs of maturity?

    Tom Carpenter

    February 25 was a rough night for DeMarcus Cousins. He freaked out at the refs, was tossed out of the game with a pair of technicals and later was suspended for the Sacramento Kings' next game (Feb. 28) for throwing a punch at Houston Rockets guard P...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  3. NBA - Tracking referees is the next step in NBA analytics

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the idea of tracking referees throughout every NBA game.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. NBA - How much do certain referees impact player efficiency and s...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine outlines the tendencies of NBA referees and breaks down the resulting impact on scoring and defense.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  5. NBA: Player X on talking trash, refs taking the "black" out of th...

    Player X

    With few exceptions, the art of trash-talking is lost in today's uptight NBA, according to Player X.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  6. NBA - David Stern's new technical foul policy could have adverse ...

    Ric Bucher

    The NBA's new directive to call more technical fouls could have some major unintended consequences -- including a player potential hitting a ref. Ric Bucher explains after talking with psychologists and guys around the league.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves C Darko Milicic playing like All-Star - Ke...

    Kevin Pelton

    After being the butt of many jokes this offseason, Darko Milicic is now performing near an All-Star level. Basketball Prospectus explains why before examining trends with the Warriors' struggles and the disappearance of technical fouls.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  8. NBA Playoffs: The best performances in the NBA Playoffs often com...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The best performances in the NBA Playoffs often come just before the ref's whistle.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  9. NBA Player X: Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and, yes, LeBron James kno...

    Player X

    NBA Player X, an anonymous NBA player, talks refs: Who gets the calls (Kevin Durant, DWade, among others) and which zebras to steer clear of.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  10. NBA - Chad Millman: What David Stern's forward-thinking view of L...

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman, a senior deputy editor at ESPN The Magazine who regularly covers betting for ESPN Insider, looks at David Stern's forward-thinking approach to legalized betting and what it could mean for sports in the next decade.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  11. Jay Bilas: Here's one way to hold refs accountable

    Jay Bilas

    Let me say this up front: I am a supporter of college basketball referees. I am a supporter because they have an incredibly difficult job and they largely do it very well. I understand there are going to be errors and missed calls, and I am OK with t...

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2009
  12. NCF - Bruce Feldman - Debate on the best conference in America, d...

    Bruce Feldman

    The mailbag this week: refs (shoddy!), conference supremacy (how does one judge?!), is Tebow the best out there right now (the argument!) and more. Plus: Bud Foster to Memphis?

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2009
  13. LeBron James' isolations an effective weapon for Cleveland Cavali...

    John Hollinger

    Thoughts on LeBron, the refs and Magic-Cavs.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  14. Paranoid fans in Cleveland and Orlando

    John Hollinger

    Thoughts on Magic-Cavs and a Sasha vs. Sasha commercial.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2009
  15. NBA - Playoffs - Analysis - Role players like Trevor Ariza thrive...

    Ric Bucher

    Role players seem to perform better at home than on the road during the playoffs. And there are many reasons behind that phenomenon.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  16. John Hollinger's Gems: April 29, 2009

    John Hollinger

    Debating Tuesday's flagrants, the odds of a Blazers comeback and much more

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009