So Durant would probably be extraordinarily against the idea of a full, 48-minute officiating report at the end of NBA game. But that’s what some teams have suggested, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
There’s an internal push for more transparency of calls, more focus on the few calls missed over the massive majority made properly. Some teams want that 2-minute report extended to cover the entire game, allowing for every official to be on public trial virtually every night.
Now, I don’t know about you, but to me providing a full report on every minute of the game sounds both horrifying and unnecessary while at the same time oddly inevitable. The overload of information shuttled to the public about professional sports is something that has grown, and it doesn’t feel like we’re at the zenith just yet.
On the other side of things, ousting every bad call an official makes is a terrible idea. The reality of the NBA is that a referee makes hundreds of good calls every week, and as much as I don’t want to sound like an MLB traditionalist, if you’re going to have the game judged by human officials, you’re going to have to accept the imperfection of human judgement to a reasonable extent.
Plus, who wants to read a 48-minute officiating report? Imagine the amount of writers the NBA would have to employ just to enact such a task.
The mind boggles.