I think I will need to open up a twitter account. Never liked the limit, I feel it reduces communication in a bad way. But, the NBA found a way to get me tweetin'. I have to say, they may have issues but the league as a whole is without a doubt the best proffesional sports league around and they are proving it again.
We wrote a lot about ref mistakes this season, some of them truly embarrassing and mind-bending. KD being out of bounds, all sorts of technical and then there is an entire chapter on James Harden. We are happy to report that the NBA is adressing this and trying to reach out to fans, educate us and have an open communication about calls.
Starting in the next few weeks, during a selection of nationally televised games, the National Basketball Referee association will communicate with fans in real time on Twitter about situations on the court. On Monday the Warriors are playing the Lakers and on Wednesday the Spurs are in Philly; during those games you can tweet @OfficialNBARefs or use the hashtag #RefWatchParty to get responses from officials who are watching the game.
The refs on Twitter will have access to all the replays and angles to review suspicious calls and talk to us real time. Gotta say, hat off to the NBRA, this is a cool move. Now fans and players won't have to ask for a friend anymore.