the head of referees knows the rules very well. Kobe can't read.
I can read just fine. I quoted the bit where it specifically says touching the rim isn't a violation per se
. Posters on here are simply asserting that it does say that while referring to the exact bullet point I quoted which specifically says the exact opposite of what they're arguing, and what Scott Butler has argued.
Sometimes refs can't see a deflection on a ring while running or moving and trying to watch 10 players and the ball at game speed.
So you're saying that they didn't see the thing that happened, therefore it's okay to invent a worse thing that didn't happen and call a violation based on a thing they completely made up, and Butler is merely lying about what the rule is because the refs are inventing these calls with such consistency across the league and season that the only alternative is firing everyone for their hallucinations?
You guys need to stop this crazy hate of referees. They're the best Oz has. Deal with it,, accept it. Yes they make mistakes. Shock horror.
The issue is that they're making mistakes only compared to FIBA. The head of officials is telling them to call it the way they're calling it even though it's wrong. This call has been endlessly discussed this season, so there's no excuse for Butler to not have double-checked the actual rule instead of having the refs call it incorrectly.
Errors at game speed are fine. Referees applying the wrong rule is bad. The referees being forced to apply the wrong rule is inexcusable.