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Old 05-15-06, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by bossu
Good point. Those of us watching at home are seeing the game from angles the refs aren't. Anyone who's watched a game near or at courtside would understand how fast it moves and how difficult it is to see everything through all those players. I barely catch a foul, unless it's on the ball-handler/shooter and it's pretty obvious (i.e. someone falling). Anything else, I need a TV or arena replay to catch.
Kind of a good point, but there are three of them out there. You and I only catch fouls on ball-handlers and shooters because that is what we are watching. Of the three on the floor, one should be watching the ball and the others are assigned coverage areas off the ball, and their sole focus is to manage off-ball activity. The problem with some refs is they will get caught "ball-watching" and miss their assigned area.
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