Shaq: Sell Referees’ Jerseys At Footlocker

No one seems happy with the League’s new standards for issuing techs, including the Big Shamrock of course. From the Boston Globe: “The NBA officials are cracking down, the players union is fighting back, and Shaquille O’Neal threw his two cents in this morning at the Celtics shootaround at the Air Canada Centre. His position on the issue isn’t a huge surprise — ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ — but he said that by going to extreme measures to clean up the game, the league’s defeating the purpose and putting a spotlight on the officials. ‘I just think that if you give those guys that much control you might as well start selling their jerseys at Footlocker also,’ O’Neal said. ‘This is an emotional game. I know when I pay the money in different arenas and I take my sons and my daughters, I want to see everything. I want to see them talking smack. I want to see it all. You can’t just cut off an emotional game … You might as well make them stars.'”