The Referees Had The Most Ridiculous Call Ever During The Hornets-Cavs Game

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The Referees Had The Most Ridiculous Call Ever During The Hornets-Cavs Game


Being a referee certainly ain’t no easy task, but we have to admit nonetheless, that there have been too many questions, or just downright ridiculous calls as of late.

Possibly the worst call of the season happened during last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets.

Ed Davis, who was not in the game, interfered with Terry Rozier, who was on the court, on a dead ball, long after the whistle was blown.

Rozier’s shot however went in and the Hornets were rewarded 3 points, and a tech for a 4 point play, even though the whistle had long been blown before Rozier went up for the shot.



The NBA’s official statement on why they gave the Hornets points for taking a warm-up three on a dead ball:


QUESTION: Why was Ed Davis called for a technical foul?

FORTE: Davis, who was located on the bench, reached over the boundary line and made contact with Rozier.

QUESTION: Was he thrown out of the game at first? Seemed like it was a continuation foul and that was the call initially.

FORTE: Correct. He was not thrown out of the game. The official made the signal with his arm that the basket was successful. He was never ejected.

QUESTION: Why were the Hornets rewarded with three points when the shot attempt that led to the technical came after the stoppage?

FORTE: It was miscommunication amongst the crew about the sequence of the play. Upon review after the game, the out of bounds was called prior to the start of the field goal attempt and the shot should not have counted.

QUESTION: What did you see on the final review where Kevin Love was awarded two free throws?

FORTE: The foul by Rozier occurred at 1.2 on the game clock after Love had started his shooting motion.


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