NBA news: Competition committee to discuss possible replay solutions
In the last week, there has been much controversy surrounding questionable calls and noncalls made by referees late in NBA games.
This once again came to a head on Friday night after the referees in the contest between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks failed to make a call on Giannis Antetokounmpo stepping out of bounds during his drive to the basket for the game-winning layup.
According to Royce Young of ESPN, the NBA’s Competition Committee is reportedly set to discuss in March possibly finding a solution to these type of plays with the use of replay.
On the heels of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-winning bucket, on which the Milwaukee Bucks star stepped on the baseline before finishing a dunk to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA’s competition committee will add that type of play to the agenda for discussion at its meeting in March, league spokesman Tim Frank said Saturday.
Although the referees and the league admitted to the obvious blunder, there is no course of action that could take place at this moment to correct that mistake. What has only made it more of an issue is that the league’s last two-minute report acknowledged that it was a missed call by the officials.
In recent years, the NBA has shown more of a willingness to adjust to the times and necessary changes under commissioner Adam Silver. This has seen alterations made to the schedule and All-Star Game format to even fines for flopping.
Once this matter is addressed by the league early next year, there could be some major adjustments made in order to avoid this situation becoming a continual occurrence.