Your Refs For Game Four Of The Finals Are.....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Since these posts always seem to spark up some interest let's try again for Game Four. Drumroll Please!

Joe DeRosa: An extremely favorable ref for home teams and in fact leads all referees with a 51-27-2 ATS (Against the Spread).

Good For: Lakers, Derosa called three Celts Playoffs games this year and they were 2-1 but his homerism record speaks for itself.

Tom Washington: Comes in at number four on the homerism charts with a record of 48-31-1 for home teams.


Good For: The Lakers, Celts are 0-2 in Playoff games he's called for them this postseason.

Steve Javie: He's one of the most despised referees by hometown fans because he never cuts the host team any slack. Comes in 59 of 62 on the same ratings scale as the above two refs were measured on.

Good For: The Celtics, The Celtics are 2-1 during Playoff games he reffed this season, and one of those victories came at home against the Hawks (Game Seven)

So who looks good? Obviously the Lakers but as Fanhouse points out, Javie is the lead official so he's got the final word. Should be interesting, but let's hope they stay out of the mix for good. And at least Steve Javie is kind to babies right? That has to count for something.

Here Are Your Referees for Game 4: Which Team Has the Edge? (Fanhouse)
Referee assignments for tonight (Boston.com)
NBA Referees “Homer” Sorted By ATS (Covers)

5 Comments:

You would think that Javie is kind to babies until you realize that he eats them.

By the way, I love this feature showcasing the upcoming refs and their levels of crookedness.

GMoney said...
Jun 12, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

I don't think that baby looks entirely happy!

alice-q said...
Jun 12, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

Kind to babies?

Hes got the kids balls in the cobra clutch!!

Anonymous said...
Jun 12, 2008, 6:50:00 PM  

Love this segment!

You know the NBA has an image problem when bloggers are calling out piss poor refs. Italian soccer and Russian tennis fans even think the NBA is crooked.

Steve said...
Jun 12, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

It would be a TV revenue disaster for the series to end in a sweep, or even 5 games. The refs have been instructed to make a 7 game series happen. At least rasslin' admits that it is just a show, and not a competition.

Naven Jones said...
Jun 12, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

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