Posts tagged "refs"

Don't stop demonstrative plays, stop player/ref relationship building

The leagued, determined to curb whining after foul calls, implemented a new no tolerance style rule for demonstrative behavior after a whistle.   The Bulls felt their first hit from the new rule last night when Omer Asik got whistled up for showing up the ref after an attempted block on Amir Johnson.  I agree... Read more »

Del Negro calls out refs

Per KC Johnson: Is it time for Vinny Del Negro to ask team Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf for a raise to cover his fines? “I’ll have to talk to Jerry about that,” Del Negro said, laughing. It’s a serious issue, though, and a season-long storyline for Rose, who has become only slightly more demonstrative about no-calls... Read more »

Noah calls Garnett dirty, notes the obvious horrificness of the refs

Per yahoo sports: “He’s a dirty player,” Noah said after the Bulls practiced at Quicken Loans Arena in preparation for Monday’s Game 2 against the Cavaliers. “He’s always swinging elbows, man. I’m hurting right now because of an elbow he threw. It’s unbelievable. He’s a dirty player. It’s one thing to be competitive and compete... Read more »

NBA refs locked out, what will it mean to the Bulls?

Per ESPN: NBA referees expected a lockout to be “imminent” after negotiations Wednesday between their union and the league failed to produce a new collective agreement. After rejecting the league’s latest offer by a vote of 57-0 at their meeting in Chicago on Wednesday night, the union and league exchanged further counterproposals Thursday, with the... Read more »