Lakers star Kobe Bryant gets nothing from the NBA referees
- October 20, 2018
The first scene from the video below is from the game on March 9, 2015, between the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans. This game featured a wired NBA referees, Zach Zarba. The NBA made a small All Access video of a day in an NBA referees workday. The game also featured a career-high 43 points from New Orleans player Anthony David.
Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant and NBA referee Mike Callahan kept discussing a foul call on Kobe. It would get even worse in a later clip where NBA referee Steve Javie actually waived off a basket made by Kobe Bryant, however he was quick to admit the mistake but had no choice but to not count the basket and give the Lakers the ball on the side. Javie at first thought it was a travel.
Dating back to 2000 NBA Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers, Pacers forward Austin Croshere got called for an illegal screen according to NBA referee Danny Crawford. Marc Jackson and Larry Bird keeps arguing however Danny Crawford believes that it is a matter of time and distance on the screen, not allowing Lakers guard Derek Fisher to maintain a legal defensive position. Others might say that it was a flop.
Going back to the Eastern Conference Finals 2001 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, the Bucks were blowing out the Sixers in game 4. That had Bucks guard Sam Cassell very thrilled as he tried to sweet-talk Danny Crawford into giving him an extra foul shot, even though it was obvious for everyone to see that it was only a two-point attempt. Danny Crawford kept his cool and did not fall for it.