Sunday, January 29 2023

If it feels as if it has been an especially weird start to the 2022-23 NBA season regarding how the league’s referees are calling games, you are definitely not alone.

On top of the usual confusion that lingers among players as they adapt to fairly significant rule changes like the “take” foul being eliminated, the zebras have been leaning into their whistles extra hard with some occasionally head-scratching results.

The folks over at the “BBall Breakdown” podcast took note of the ref-apalooza going down in the NBA early this season. They dived in to see what might be behind the especially visible presence of refereeing this season, as well as how it affecting teams such as the Boston Celtics.

Take a look at the clip embedded below to hear what host coach Nick and company have to say about the overabundance of whistles to start 2022-23.

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Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear his take.

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