Report: Some NBA teams want to extend L2M to full-game officiating report

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After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day, Kevin Durant said that he didn’t think the NBA’s L2M report was helping referees to their job.

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.

Via Yahoo!:

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.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.