Over the weekend I had several discussions with folks from both the Warriors and Cavaliers sides. As a Warriors fan, I can definitely say they did not bring their game on Friday for Game 4 and the Cavs outplayed them. However, the refs were not as innocent as what most folks would think. I’ll try my best to explain.
So I’ve contemplated why did the game feel dirty. I do not think the refs are getting paid to throw the game one way or another. Watching the game I came to the conclusion that, at least for Game 4 of the 2017 Finals, the referees were using technology as a crutch. The question that comes to mind is, why are the referees so dependent on reviewing the replays? They spent a good chunk of time throughout the game gathering themselves and reviewing the replays. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s awesome we have the technology to see the game almost any angle you can imagine but I’m sure a lot of folks would agree the refs were extremely sloppy.
At the end of the day, I think for the referees to be referees they need to be in control of the game. Don’t let technology fool you into thinking you can be lazy and let it control your situation. Thoughts and feedback are always welcomed so holler @ me.