Houston Rockets fans, the entire future of NBA officiating hinges on a blown James Harden call. Here are 5 proposed rule changes that will benefit everyone.
Last week, the NBA ruled against the Houston Rockets’ protest concerning James Harden‘s made, but not scored, shot in San Antonio in early December, a contest that the Houston Rockets wound up losing to the Spurs, 135-133, in double overtime.
At the time of the controversial shot, the officials allegedly ruled that Harden’s fourth-quarter dunk attempt did not count because of “basket interference.” While the Houston Rockets had a small window of time to challenge this call during a timeout in accordance with current league policies, the Houston Rockets were too late to do so.
However, this brings the discussion to addressing the question of what the National Basketball Association could do differently in the future to empower on-site officiating crews to seek help in real time on a disputed made or missed shot call. But first, this is the story of what I saw that night inside the arena with my own eyes.
I don’t believe what I just saw…
They say history is truly told from primary, not secondary, sources. I would like to offer a brief first-hand description of the controversial events that transpired between the Rockets and Spurs on December 3rd at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.