It's my opinion, i'm just tired of ref calls overall.
Sure the calls can be bad but damn just suck it up and go to the next play it is part of the game. I get my share of T's for swearing but never even though about hitting a ref i just box out harder or take it to the hoop harder to get my aggression out.
Considering the amount of hate and bile hurled at the refs, isn't that the next logical step? Vigilante justice?
You have(or had until this year) players screaming at the refs, fans hurling abuse at the refs, owners criticizing the refs. One had to wonder how long before players start beating up refs. And unlike sports like soccer, the physical disparity between the refs and players is huge.
I hope people who complain that the "Rasheed Wallace Rule" is draconian watch this clip.
I agree with your message but basketball has it very good in comparison to soccer.
The ref figure in American sports is much more respected than in soccer, where referees getting phisical abuse has happened on plenty of ocassions.
I had an old PS1 soccer game that allowed you to punch the referee if you where red carded, like wise, you could tackle him any time he was making a decision and get a red. Times have changed