Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

The Players Union Doesn’t Want Scab Refs

You can’t really blame them for feeling this way; certainly not after the disaster of 1995: “I, along with the NBPA Executive Committee, unanimously endorse the quickest possible resolution to the negotiations between the National Basketball Referees Association and the NBA,’ Derek Fisher, the Lakers’ point guard, said in a statement released by the players’ union. ‘Our referees are the best in the world at what they do and they deserve to be treated fairly. Players throughout the league are concerned that the use of replacement referees could compromise the integrity of our games,” Fisher said. “Our fans deserve the best product that we can put on the court and that includes having the best referees. Anything less is unacceptable to our union and our members.”‘

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    They couldn’t be that much worse could they?

  • http://fjdklf.com Jukai

    Well, why don’t the players take a pay cut? Oh, no? Well, then maybe they should STFU.

  • Donovan Phelan

    They didn’t have replacement refs during the horribly officiated 2009 playoffs??!!! Could have fooled me. High school refs would have done a better job. The players are probably scared the replacement refs will call the games fairly.

  • whooo!

    next up, the Boston Celtics will wholeheartedly endorse how wonderfully biased.. i mean terrific, the current referees are.

  • chintao

    The players and the refs are both labor. The players have to side with the refs considering that the league is trying to set the tone for the upcoming player negotiations by strong-arming the zebras.

  • tk

    “….Best in the world” huh? Lobbyin for more laker whistles d fish?