I present to you the most valuable player of Wednesday night’s Boston Celtics / Charlotte Bobcats game. Don’t be fooled by his scrawny size and crypt-keeper-like appearance, Dick Bavetta was the most dangerous man on the court. In an episode of gargantuan screwjobedness (I know it’s not a word, but work with me here), Dick Bavetta and his merry band of officiating rogues limited the Charlotte Bobcats to 7 free throw attempts in 58 minutes of basketball. 7 attempts… I personally believe that its impossible for a team to play defense well enough that your opponent only receives 7 attempts from the free throw line. Hell, Kendrick Perkins was practically bludgeoning Okafor on the defensive end for the entire game.
I know that we could have avoided this loss by not letting Jesus Shuttlesworth open for 3 in critical end game situations… twice, but in all honesty if this game were refereed anything remotely close to even then this game would have been over in regulation by double digits.
What are your thoughts on this travesty of officiating?