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  1. 2014 NBA Finals: Boris Diaw dishes for San Antonio Spurs

    Marc Stein

    Boris Diaw's difference-making playoff outings come after a long career of ups and downs, Marc Stein writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2014
  2. NBA selects Mike Bantom as new VP of referees

    Marc Stein

    The NBA has selected longtime league executive and former player Mike Bantom as its new executive vice president of referee operations.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  3. Weekend Dime -- NBA's First-Half Awards

    Marc Stein

    Who looks like a prize-winner halfway through? Marc Stein passes judgment

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  4. Marc Stein: NBA referees expect to be locked out on Oct. 1

    Marc Stein

    The lead negotiator and spokesman for NBA referees announced Thursday that the referees expect to be locked out when exhibition play starts Oct. 1 after contract negotiations with the league broke down this week.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  5. NBA could use replacement referees, as talks stall

    Marc Stein

    The NBA could be looking at replacement referees after talks broke down on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2009
  6. Sympathy for the Lakers? Not until they earn it

    Marc Stein

    Sure, the Lakers didn't get the calls. But they need to look in the mirror, not at the refs, writes Marc Stein.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2008
  7. Spurs refuse to blame loss on refs

    Marc Stein

    Although they had the perfect opportunity to fume about the officiating, the Spurs decided not to, writes Marc Stein.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  8. Suns owner fined $25,000 for complaining to refs

    Marc Stein

    If you were figuring that Mark Cuban would be the first victim of the NBA's new so-called Code of Conduct for owners, you figured wrong.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2006
  9. Refs directed to meet bark with bite

    Marc Stein

    All that ball-bashing you've heard from players since training camps opened can't be dismissed as empty, whiny noise. Because it worked ... to a degree. Surely you read over the weekend that David Stern will consider switching back to the old leathe...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2006
  10. Refs directed to meet bark with bite

    Marc Stein

    All that ball-bashing you've heard from players since training camps opened can't be dismissed as empty, whiny noise. Because it worked ... to a degree. Surely you read over the weekend that David Stern will consider switching back to the old leathe...

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  11. Agreement appears close

    Marc Stein

    NBA referees will meet Friday in Chicago to decide whether to accept or reject the league's latest contract proposal, league sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2004
  12. After chaos, Mavs rally around what they do have

    Marc Stein

    Despite their problems with the refs, the Mavs are happy to be heading home with a split.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2003
  13. Nelson on Isiah's comments: 'It's comical, really'

    Marc Stein

    Don Nelson couldn't help but laugh at the assertion that his remarks have caused the refs' crackdown on Indiana.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2003
  14. Admitting refs' wrongs might be right thing to do

    Marc Stein

    Having NBA officials admit mistakes like the NFL's refs might prevent Pat Riley-type rants.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2002
  15. Shaq, Lakers not falling for Vlade's act

    Marc Stein

    Maybe the only way to deal with Shaquille O'Neal is to back down and pray for a ref's whistle.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2002