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Help Me Find A Difference Between These Two Calls

Posted by GreenBanner18 on March 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM

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On one hand we have Nate Robinson dunking the ball and "hanging on the rim", and in the other we have Boozer dunking the ball and hanging / trying to rip the rim off the back board. From my perspective, either both are technical fouls, or neither are technical fouls. After watchign Nate's get called for a T just nights before, I saw it as a no brainer that Boozer would get called for hanging on the rim. It was only 1 point at the 6:40 mark in the fourth that would have only cut the lead to 13, but it is a call that should be made nonetheless. If we are seeking consistency from the players in their actions, then we should seek consistency from the officials as well.

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Reply bpaul
10:36 AM on March 24, 2010 
The only difference is that Boozer hangs for 3 seconds and Nate only hangs up there for 2. I guess that extra second makes the difference in the call. Nate should have waited one more second before letting go.