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JordansBulls
03-07-2010, 11:03 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060620



Need the home team to win a big game? Bennett Salvatore to the rescue.

http://espn.go.com/i/page2/photos/060616/g_salvatore.jpg



"2. Bennett Salvatore -- Always one of the worst, he took it to another level this season. If you see him on the court at the start of the game, get ready for about six technicals, two near-brawls and both coaches having to be restrained by their assistants at various times."

Why is this relevant? Not only did Salvatore officiate Game 4 of the Suns-Lakers series (the one where Kobe tied it at the end of regulation and won it at the end of OT on two shaky non-calls on Nash, both by Salvatore), not only did Salvatore officiate Sunday night's Game 5 (in which Miami had a 40-12 free-throw advantage at one point), but Salvatore called the foul on Wade's final drive in overtime (remember, the call where ABC couldn't find a replay to show that anyone touched him?) even though he was standing at midcourt a full 35-40 feet from the play, and even though two other refs were closer to the play. Not only was that NOT his call, he butchered it.


Oh and just so that everyone knows he referred the Lakers vs Magic game today.

AIsixersFK
03-07-2010, 11:12 PM
referee*

TheDetroitBlue
03-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Def Bennet

RaptorizedKevin
03-07-2010, 11:18 PM
joey crawford. " YOU WANNA FIGHT," said joey crawford to tim duncan

Lakersfan2483
03-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Dick Bavetta, Bennett Salvatore and Derrick Stafford are the worst officials in the entire NBA. You can also throw in Bob Delaney on that list. I don't think it's just one guy, it's a large group of officials that need to lose their jobs.

Jack of Blades
03-07-2010, 11:23 PM
I hate all of them.

SA5195
03-07-2010, 11:24 PM
Bob Delaney

Joey Crawford

Violet Palmer

bctgg27
03-07-2010, 11:30 PM
Might be Bavetta. Since he mainly cares about how much airtime he gets and how much his name is said during a game.

Quikdraw
03-07-2010, 11:31 PM
Dick Bavetta IMO

Jays Claw
03-07-2010, 11:32 PM
Tony Brothers is the worst NBA referee! :mad:

mzgrizz
03-07-2010, 11:38 PM
Joey Crawford. Eric Dalen, Bavetta, Salvatore and Violet Palmer
Some of these guys are just numbers.....maybe we could post their ref numbers if we don't know their names.

Raph12
03-07-2010, 11:41 PM
Need the home team to win a big game? Bennett Salvatore to the rescue.

Uh, you do know today's game was in Orlando and the majority of the calls were against them right?

Horrible officiating, but it's the NBA, where Tim Donaghy happens.

ZebraCity916
03-08-2010, 12:39 AM
Tim Donaghy is definitely the worst of all time. Other horrible refs are Delaney, Crawford, and Bavetta. I really can't believe Bavetta hasn't been forced to retire yet. I also don't like that one female ref. I don't know her name. It's not cause she's female, I just don't think she does a very good job.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-08-2010, 12:49 AM
gotta be joey crafword

whatta joke he is, he even fouls players LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wugrOmbsV3U)

and he acts like a tough guy, even tough he's soft like a lil *****

sugarrayray
03-08-2010, 12:57 AM
Dick Bavetta, Bennett Salvador, Joe Crawford, Steve Javey, Leon Wood, Bob Delaney, Violet Palmer, and I saw Haywood Workman a few times and he was just pitiful. I am completely under the impression that the NBA is completely fixed. Just google 2001 Bucks/Sixers conference finals. I watched Ray Allen and the Bucks get ****ed in the *** that year by the entire league, just because the fans wanted to see Iverson play the Lakers. No question about it. Ohh and Tony Brothers is just plain bad as well.

mays217
03-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Scott Foster

According to phone records, NBA referee Scott Foster received repeated calls during the 2006-07 basketball season from former fellow referee Tim Donaghy at the same time that Donaghy was calling professional gamblers. Donaghy made 134 short-duration calls to Foster during this time period.Philadelphia Daily News: Feds, Sources Downplay Calls Between Donaghy, Colleague Foster (July 15, 2008)2

http://www.mahalo.com/scott-foster-referee-scandal

JDMVP
03-08-2010, 01:00 AM
Uh, you do know today's game was in Orlando and the majority of the calls were against them right?

Horrible officiating, but it's the NBA, where Tim Donaghy happens.

HEHEHEHE
10FTS attempts vince cater in the 1st qtr
hehehehehehe

ugafan
03-08-2010, 01:11 AM
I still say Joey Crawford sucks ***.

Raph12
03-08-2010, 01:14 AM
HEHEHEHE
10FTS attempts vince cater in the 1st qtr
hehehehehehe

HEHEHEHE
Dwight gets fouls when he's not even involved in the play
hehehehehehe :rolleyes:

jlee3936
03-08-2010, 01:55 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060620


http://espn.go.com/i/page2/photos/060616/g_salvatore.jpg



Oh and just so that everyone knows he referred the Lakers vs Magic game today.

the mavs deserve half a championship lol. by far the worst officiated finals in league history.

iggypop123
03-08-2010, 02:27 AM
HEHEHEHE
Dwight gets fouls when he's not even involved in the play
hehehehehehe :rolleyes:

it must be a big guy thing. cause bynum got raped by the refs as well today

Angel2Maverick
03-08-2010, 02:30 AM
the mavs deserve half a championship lol. by far the worst officiated finals in league history.

exactly

Meth
03-08-2010, 02:31 AM
Bennet Salvatore, is the worst of them all.

He basically calls ghost fouls to the team he dislikes.. I hate how he officiates the game.

I hate that guy + other refs.