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NBA referees union calls for less transparency of two-minute reports




LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California.
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in a nail-biter of a game 7 last night, coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to become the new NBA finals champion.

The Warriors, defending champion coming in the finals, will likely get flak for what they did or didn’t do on the court last night. But it’s probably nothing compared to the grief the referees get from players and fans.

Recently, the National Basketball Referees Association, the union for NBA refs, has called for the league to stop publishing something called the “Last Two-Minute Reports,” which detail all the mistakes, as well as correct calls, referees make when a game is within 5 points in the final two minutes of play.

The reports are a way for the league to be more transparent, but refs union says they only succeed in making people angry at their members.

Guests:

A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two, and host of Lakers Countdown on ESPNLA 710; he tweets from @amartinezla

Kelly Dwyer, an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports, who has been following the story; he tweets from @KDonhoops​