Other than a paddlin'?
Mmmm ... tasty ...
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When the phantom Nash-Camby-Roy-Hill call was made, didn't everyone know the name of the bone-headed, crome-domed ref? Also, you'd think that if the officials saw A'm'a're's googles around his neck, they'd realize someone hit him in the head. I could go on, but that's not the point.
Here's what we do:
Four times during the season, the NBA uses an outside source (perhaps it endows a research department for a graduate-level program) and conducts a statistically-sound suvey of known basketball fans. Random names -- some NBA officials, some not officials -- are placed in front of the surveyees (i.e., the fans). This can be done by email, phone, whatever -- I'll leave that to the Poindexters.
The question: "Is [insert name here] and NBA official?" The responding person can only answer "Yes" or "I don't know."
If an NBA official is identified by more than 50% of the respondents, he gets fired.
And, yes, I realize that Joey Crawford and Dick Bavetta will lose their jobs after the first survey.