NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says league umpires are disciplined for mistakes they make

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says league umpires are disciplined for mistakes they make

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Last month, a game between the Lakers and Celtics ended on a sour note when the umpires missed an obvious foul that should have been called. It doesn’t help that it was against if not the league’s most iconic player, LeBron James. He went to the layup and was blatantly hit in the arm by Boston’s Jayson Tatum, and James was furious afterwards. That has led to Commissioner Adam Silver’s recent statement on the discipline of league officials.

Silver stressed that officers will be held “absolutely accountable” when it comes to being disciplined for wrong or missed calls. The missed call to James on Jan. 28 was a game stolen from the Lakers. James really should have gone to the free-throw line.

Finding the right balance between making decisions on the field and visiting the replay monitor to make the right decision is a difficult task. Nobody wants the game to be slowed down by officials constantly checking their calls, but fans don’t want their teams screwed up either.

Adam Silver Says NBA Officials Get Punished for Mistakes

“We do not make public discipline public. We don’t think that’s appropriate.”

(via ESPN)

— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) February 17, 2023

League officials will be penalized for missed calls, according to Commissioner Adam Silver

In response to missed calls, which have been a big topic of conversation in the NBA over the past week, Commissioner Silver felt it was time to make a public statement. He mentioned that they do not publicly discipline their officers, but this affects the assignments they receive going forward.

Silver mentioned what games they play in the season depends on the quality of their calls. The best referees get into the playoffs and so on. The best officials leave the biggest games of the year; the NBA Finals. He also pointed out that it is a system that monitors all of this and the referees’ decisions.

Of course, Silver also addressed the big missed call with LeBron when he played Boston about a month ago. He had this to say.

“A lot of people have focused on the coach not having another challenge. But remember, you can’t challenge a non-call in our league. And there’s a lot of trouble when you get into not calling. You might suggest that if a call isn’t made in some way, every moment of a game is a no-call.” – Adam Silber

It’s virtually impossible to get every single call right in an NBA game without slowing the game down to a tiny fraction. Basketball is meant to be a fast-paced game for a reason, and instant replay sort of stopped that. The league and the players’ association need to find a happy medium where it works for everyone.

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