The Brooklyn Nets are nowhere near Finals contention. Being the 12th seed in the Western Conference is surely disappointing. That already is a pretty bad thing.
But the series of unfortunate events doesn’t end there as the Nets, particularly Spencer Dinwiddie, sense something fishy with the officiating. The Nets are battling it out against the Celtics for the third time this season.
Their game last Jan. 6 was supposed to be their redemption as they lost all two previous games against the Celtics. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case as they lost 85-87.
Kyrie Irving’s 21 points and four assists were too much for Dinwiddie to handle. The Nets point guard had 20 points and three assists which is pretty close to Kyrie’s statistics.
Even Daniel Theis’ 10 rebounds are close to Joe Harris’ 12 rebounds. In short, it was a very tight match. And that’s what makes the game controversial.
Dinwiddie is very vocal about how he felt about the game’s officiating. The No. 38 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft says that they weren’t respected by the refs because even soft contacts were called out as fouls.
Spencer Dinwiddie wasn’t pleased with the refs tonight. pic.twitter.com/xCcT0Judkq
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) January 7, 2018
He continues that it’s very easy to dismiss this as a personal opinion. But if it happens multiple times, then there’s already something wrong with it.
Whether he’s talking about avoiding any fines due to his opinions that might hurt the NBA’s reputation. Or maybe he’s just referring to something else as it’s very important for the NBA to ensure the fairness of its referees.
It’s the league’s lifeblood, and they need to do something about the many complaints on biased officiating.