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Old Wed Jan 20, 2010, 06:41pm
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Strom video

I was doing a little YouTubing and came across this:

YouTube - Forner NBA Referee Earl Strom Story
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Old Wed Jan 20, 2010, 07:15pm
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If you had to pick someone to be the greatest referee in the history of the game - he would be the guy. Earl is my personal hero. If you ever get a chance to read his book, don't miss it. It's entitled "Calling The Shots". His stories about refereeing will give you a new perspective on the game, plus it's just flat out entertaining. Oh yeah - it's got great photos, too.
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If you had to pick someone to be the greatest referee in the history of the game - he would be the guy. Earl is my personal hero. If you ever get a chance to read his book, don't miss it. It's entitled "Calling The Shots". His stories about refereeing will give you a new perspective on the game, plus it's just flat out entertaining. Oh yeah - it's got great photos, too.
I love the Hoopedia article that pretty much goes from one paragraph to the next talking about who Strom punched after games.

Earl Strom - Hoopedia

Watching the 1970 NBA Finals this afternoon on ESPN Classic, I was saddened to see that Strom wasn't working. Then I remembered it was one of his ABA years.
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Old Wed Jan 20, 2010, 07:54pm
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saved that book to get sometime

off topic but in the youtube links of the first.
NBA Finals: Referee Auditions, good for a few chuckles.
YouTube - NBA Finals: Referee Auditions
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Old Thu Jan 21, 2010, 11:14am
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Off topic but this is one of my favorites. Wish I had the balls and confidence of this guy.

YouTube - Allen Iverson & Larry Brown argue with the NBA referee
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Old Thu Jan 21, 2010, 11:18am
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Off topic but this is one of my favorites. Wish I had the balls and confidence of this guy.

YouTube - Allen Iverson & Larry Brown argue with the NBA referee
Wow. I disagree. Calling a T and then walking toward the coach and saying "I suggest you sit down!"

Seems like that guy makes his Ts pretty emotional.
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Old Thu Jan 21, 2010, 11:33am
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Off topic but this is one of my favorites. Wish I had the balls and confidence of this guy.

YouTube - Allen Iverson & Larry Brown argue with the NBA referee
Always felt Garretson along with Joey Crawford are looking for confrontations.
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Old Thu Jan 21, 2010, 11:37am
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Wow. I disagree. Calling a T and then walking toward the coach and saying "I suggest you sit down!"

Seems like that guy makes his Ts pretty emotional.
The NBA is a different animal man. I'm not going to judge how they handle situations because I have never, and probably will never, experience working with the egos and pressure they deal with every night. To me this video is funny, not something I will try to emulate.
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Old Thu Jan 21, 2010, 12:40pm
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not something I will try to emulate.
Oh, ok. I guess I was thrown off by your "I wish I had the balls and confidence of that guy" comment.
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AI: "crowd down?"

Ref: "Yea, these people here."

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If you had to pick someone to be the greatest referee in the history of the game - he would be the guy. Earl is my personal hero. If you ever get a chance to read his book, don't miss it. It's entitled "Calling The Shots". His stories about refereeing will give you a new perspective on the game, plus it's just flat out entertaining. Oh yeah - it's got great photos, too.
Found it for $5 on amazon.com. Ordered it today!
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