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wanja Wed Apr 28, 2010 07:48am

2010 NBA Playoff Referees
 
2010 NBA playoff game results with referee assignments and photos are here. Referee season, playoff and career games are here. Missing playoff referees from last year are Jim Clark (retired), Joe Forte, Steve Javie, Violet Palmer and Mark Wunderlich. John Goble and Sean Wright are the only first time playoff referees.

A new list of all NBA referees (including replacements) from 1946 to 2010 with selected photos is here.

Mark Padgett Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:24am

The photo of Mendy Rudolph looks like something out of an old science fiction serial from the 1940s.

grunewar Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:21pm

Foreshadowing?
 
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Originally Posted by Mark Padgett (Post 675091)
The photo of Mendy Rudolph looks like something out of an old science fiction serial from the 1940s.

I actually got my picture taken with Mendy (probably 1973/4) at a game at the ole Phila Spectrum.....

He was one of usn's Mark! ;)

Mark Padgett Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:29pm

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Originally Posted by grunewar (Post 675096)
I actually got my picture taken with Mendy (probably 1973/4) at a game at the ole Phila Spectrum.....

He was one of usn's Mark! ;)

Yeah, I know. And so was my idol, Earl Strom.

grunewar Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:35pm

Did you know Mendy allegedly had a big gambling problem? Gambling by officials was allowed back in the day.....(minus the basketball influencing/Donaghy side of it of course).

Mark Padgett Wed Apr 28, 2010 01:22pm

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Originally Posted by grunewar (Post 675098)
Did you know Mendy allegedly had a big gambling problem?

It's only a problem if you lose. :rolleyes:

Rich Wed Apr 28, 2010 01:42pm

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Originally Posted by wanja (Post 675076)
2010 NBA playoff game results with referee assignments and photos are here. Referee season, playoff and career games are here. Missing playoff referees from last year are Jim Clark (retired), Joe Forte, Steve Javie, Violet Palmer and Mark Wunderlich. John Goble and Sean Wright are the only first time playoff referees.

A new list of all NBA referees (including replacements) from 1946 to 2010 with selected photos is here.

I saw an ESPN post saying Javie, Palmer, Forte, and Wunderlich are all out with injuries.

bradfordwilkins Wed Apr 28, 2010 02:26pm

Steve Javie, not refereeing the playoffs - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

btaylor64 Wed Apr 28, 2010 02:30pm

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Originally Posted by RichMSN (Post 675103)
I saw an ESPN post saying Javie, Palmer, Forte, and Wunderlich are all out with injuries.

yep its been a tough year for the league this year. 3 playoff officials, 2 of which are finals referees. opens up the door for either some officials who have worked the finals before or for someone new.


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