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Dazz
Last year

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Why must Refs be Pricks?

In what I imagine was his first ever NBL game, Development Player Ben Dixon (suiting up because Vague is injured) drained a 3 on the final buzzer.
From where I was sitting (behind the baseline) I reckon he got it off in time and the ball was in the air when the clock ran out. Although I'm happy to be corrected on that by somebody who watched the replay.

Either way, Cats up by 27 points, you'd think the Ref could let the kid have it, but no had to waive it off.
If letting him have his moment is such a worry, then FFS go look at the replay, but no, just be a prick about it.

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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
00:03 16 Jan 16

Reply #573571

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Are you suggesting they let a score count just because it's a young kid having his moment in the sun?


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Dazz
Last year
00:12 16 Jan 16

Reply #573572

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Yes.
Either give him the benefit of the doubt, or if they must be anal about it, then watch the replay.


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Isaac
Last year
00:45 16 Jan 16

Reply #573577

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Oh dear.


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Vodka 63
Last year
01:03 16 Jan 16

Reply #573578

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

So Dazz, if a series split was on the line, would you also have the refs give the kid the points? From where I was sitting, it seemed clearly late but I havent seen a replay. The refs do a bad enough job already without complicating their lives further.


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Anonymous
Last year
01:25 16 Jan 16

Reply #573580

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Rules are rules. You cant possibly be seriouse?


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koberulz
Last year
02:21 16 Jan 16

Reply #573582

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Was clearly late.


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Luuuc
Last year
02:50 16 Jan 16

Reply #573583

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

In fairness to Dazz, if his seat was behind the baseline ... approx 170 metres behind the baseline ... then the sound of the buzzer would have arrived at his ears around half a second later, while the view of the ball leaving Dixon's hands would have been virtually un-delayed, thus giving the perception of the score being valid.
I suggest he upgrades from nickel to bronze.


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Isaac
Last year
03:38 16 Jan 16

Reply #573584

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Maybe if the Cats don't win the championship, their younger players could get special participation medals so they don't feel a bit sad?


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Matthew
Last year
09:02 16 Jan 16

Reply #573591

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Yeah , no offence but what the hell mate? I was also at the game and he shot AFTER the buzzer. Too late. Seems like a good player though.


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XY
Last year
09:31 16 Jan 16

Reply #573593

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

In fairness I think he is invoking the same rule as in Under 8s where it is not a travel the first time you forget to dribble - you just get the rules explained at the next break of play.

In this case the appropriate outcome would have been to count the basket and just have a quiet word with the poor little guy after the game to encourage him to get the shot off sooner next time.


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Kobe24
Last year
10:06 16 Jan 16

Reply #573598

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Guys dont be like that pesky ref doing his job, someone anyone agree with Dazz! This is very odd thing to brong up, surely you coudldnt have expected people to agree at NBL level theyd do this.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
12:15 16 Jan 16

Reply #573608

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Yep, you've upset Superclown Chalmers now Dazz. Be careful!

BTW: Your post is ridiculous bro.


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alexkrad
Last year
13:06 16 Jan 16

Reply #573610

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

The refs looked at it at the score bench for a while before they exited the court. Unless they were just chatting about how to properly use a whistle before going into the lockers.


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Numbers
Last year
15:12 16 Jan 16

Reply #573615

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

The refs did look at the tape and decided it was late.

Not sure what else you would expect them to do. Moronic if anyone suggests anything other than exactly what they did.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:18 16 Jan 16

Reply #573618

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Don't forget that Dixon had already hit a three earlier too. So it wasn't his first basket and perhaps the refs therefore decided to treat it like any other shot


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Kobe24
Last year
17:27 16 Jan 16

Reply #573625

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Anon even if had never stepped on a court before in his life, that shot does not count unless it is in time. This is not a bush league, no matter what Marty Clarke thinks.


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Anon
Last year
09:56 17 Jan 16

Reply #573675

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

Isaac what's with the low sarcasm comments. You can't be lecturing people about standards and behaviour on the one hand and talk crap and take cheap shots on the other.

Do as I say not as I what I do?


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Isaac
Last year
08:12 18 Jan 16

Reply #573790

re: Why must Refs be Pricks?

I ridiculed OP's post, not OP. OP painted themselves poorly enough with their topic; didn't need me to help them with that.


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