Watching this heat game and the refs are really getting involved and trying to calm down all the guys out there. I know ever since the malice in the palace that the NBA is really trying to regulate fighting and such in the league but I wish the refs would just let them play and talk a little bit. I've been one to talk a lot on the court in the past and I really don't see anything wrong with a little competition and talking. I know back in the day you couldn't stop guys like MJ from talking and things really got chippy back then. You always hear its "playoff basketball" and it's a different level of competition. Refs let em play so I can actually see it
Chris Andersen was completely out of control In my opinion.. Everyone else was fine. I think Nate didn't even say anything wrong, the refs just don't like big boy words.
I actually retract my statement on Chris as well. Though he should actually play basketball as well.
Are responding to the bull physicality. I guess the refs figure if they can't call it fair, they will call it tight.