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.