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Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 11:10 am  |  31 responses

Zach Randolph Calls Out ‘Awful’ Refs After Game vs Houston Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies big man Zach Randolph tee’d off on the referees following a nationally-televised 100-92 loss in Houston on Thursday night. Z-Bo accused the refs of being too much on the Rockets’ side. Per the Commercial Appeal:

Houston attempted 40 free throws to 20 for Memphis. Rockets guard James Harden took a staggering 25 foul shots. “It’s obvious. It was the refs tonight,” Randolph said. “It was 8 on 5. In the second half, (Harden) was getting to the free throw line every time. We’re playing hard and they (the officials) were dictating the game. It can’t be like that. We’re out here playing too. It was a horrible game by the refs tonight. Awful.”

“It was horrible refereeing — a horrible game they reffed tonight,” Randolph continued. “Awful. They dictated the game. Plain, point simple. They dictated the game. We’re out here working as hard as them. Come on, man.”

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  • pposse

    cosign

  • spit hot fiyah

    obvious fine coming. but as a player i’m sure it’s worth taking them once in a while just to vent.

    unless u go broke 2 years after u are done playing

  • playa

    Todays Harden’s stat sheet is exactly why im not his biggest fan: 2-9 fg, 25 ft attempts…Of course it makes his game uber efficient and best sg in the game, top 5 player bla bla bla…But how come you shot only 9 times from the field(and converting 2 of them)?? Are people telling me that he was fouled almost everytime on offense??Was it hack a Harden all of sudden??? Or he flopped his way to ridicoulus amount of ft which set the game??? This type of ball is pretty painful to me, at least when D-Wade was called D-Whistle back in a day he almost always shot very good % and he at least tried to shoot through contact without this flailng arms sh#t….Downvote me to hell fellas but im super feeling this boy’s game…NOT.

  • underdog

    Another 15k to the big NBA piggy bank.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Or if you are Zach Randolph and are also frustrated about your future

  • SirGrey

    One game.

  • dog

    zack is a clown cry baby. stop cryin n play ball. always beggin 4 calls. cant stand his bad attitude. the refs gotta keep this gorrilla under control. he is a known problem in the league. he acting like a victim. ha. please shut up . pay yo fine. play ball. keep mouth shut.!!!!!

  • Conor

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s a combination of things.

    - Memphis couldn’t keep him out of the lane.

    - He dramatizes every bit of contact.

    - The Refs were too willing to bail him out.

    But it’s really just one game. The fact that he can put himself in position to get fouled that often (whether justified or not) is why he’s so good. Sometimes the results just come out extremely lopsided. He had 2 games like this last season

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201302200HOU.html

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201211020ATL.html

    (45 points on 19 shots)
    (46 points on 19 shots).

  • sim888

    The arms flailing, falling over on what seems like every drive and my personal favourite, the snapping head. Not feeling his game either playa.

  • SirGrey

    Anyone who doesn’t think Harden is the best 2-guard in league, my response is: “…”

  • pposse

    i just find it so ironic that Kevin McHale one of the most physical and quote un quote dirty no nonsense type of players is James Hardens coach. It must be quite a pill for him to swallow on the sidelines watching Hardens style of play. At one point they showed McHale clapping in agreement to one of the many ‘non calls’!

  • Conor

    Congratulations.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he was impersonating you …… lol, you do realize that right?

  • SirGrey

    Thank you for coming out.

  • Conor

    Obviously… what exactly goes on in that thing you say is a brain? You should explain to everyone what a quotation mark is as well.

  • Conor

    As you were, Lupe.

  • Conor

    I suppose sarcasm is a difficult thing to read.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol

    Congratulations

  • brothasdontsurf

    Instead of fining James Harden the next time he flops, just make him shave that shiett off his face on Inside the NBA

  • candlewood jay

    You’re here all day every day…get a life.

  • Vince

    Nah man, those fouls are totally legit.

  • 13 points 33 seconds

    I’ll go with 25…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Tell me mr great life…..what is The only way to know something like that? .
    Dumbass.

  • Shooting Guard

    He’s paid his dues, time to enjoy the ‘star’ status

  • butternuts

    Dang, you have a lot of haters. Probably more loyal readers, though.

  • candlewood jay

    You spend more time in this website than the moderators.
    Start anew next year.
    Live in the real world

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I do? How would you know something like that? Are you moderating the moderators? Lol, maybe focus on your own little life. Ignorantly Judging people on the Internet sounds incredibly rich and everything, but I think some self reflection may be more rewarding. Or less pathetic. Either way.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Idk man, I don’t think I have “loyal readers”

  • Just Sayin

    Man, nbk we appreciate the delightful insight you bring to the table. Don’t let others hold you down brotha.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well i appreciate that.

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