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Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 12, 2018, 02:37pm
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By TopicalTropical
hearing aid

I saw a player wearing a wearing aid. A ref was thinking of asking her to take it off but did not. Any experience or advice to deal with this? It did not seem dangerous or hard but I don't know.
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:17pm
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By TopicalTropical
to clarify. I have been playing ball all my life...

to clarify. I have been playing ball all my life and still do. I've had partners who brag about those things and yeah some are good refs but others are not. I really don't think having a basketball...
Forum: Basketball Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:21pm
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By TopicalTropical
Maybe it was posted here, but I remember reading...

Maybe it was posted here, but I remember reading an article quoting an NBA ref or supervisor, saying something along the lines that they don't care about experience really, he felt it could even be...
Forum: Basketball Thu Aug 09, 2018, 12:44pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,386
Posted By TopicalTropical
So pretty much, we should be noting if the the...

So pretty much, we should be noting if the the ball hits A player last. b2 makes steal attempt, deflects ball. Main issue still remains if team A last to touch in frontcourt.
Forum: Basketball Thu Aug 09, 2018, 11:53am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,386
Posted By TopicalTropical
I'm still a wee bit confused so please correct...

I'm still a wee bit confused so please correct me. After looking at the powerpoint-

1. - A1 in his frontcourt makes pass, defense knocks it back like in the video. A2 in backcourt catches the ball...
Forum: Basketball Sat Aug 04, 2018, 12:59am
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By TopicalTropical
Props to TBT

Well-run, everything seems professional with well-trained refs. Yeah, some mistakes in the earlier rounds and later but that happens. Overall from some of games I was checking in on here and there...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 09, 2018, 05:25pm
Replies: 83
Views: 3,760
Posted By TopicalTropical
If a player attacks me, I'm defending myself and...

If a player attacks me, I'm defending myself and getting the heck out of there. Watch your back and run away if need be
Mob mentality and players/people lose control and do things they normally...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jul 03, 2018, 01:42pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By TopicalTropical
Wouldn't it be better not to cross over? I don't...

Wouldn't it be better not to cross over? I don't like seeing that when the ball is live. I think that comes from working youth games with newer refs who kept crossing or staying in the middle then...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 01, 2018, 09:35pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By TopicalTropical
I wouldn't want the trail running across like...

I wouldn't want the trail running across like that even though he did it safely. But honestly, it is understandable. I think it's a good learning video because you can see how easily it can happen.
Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:51pm
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By TopicalTropical
It was a block!

ing foul plus a few swear words

Having lived overseas and having played with Chinese players I don't know if this is on purpose. A lot of them get their basketball from youtube/highlight videos...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jun 05, 2018, 08:47pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By TopicalTropical
Yeah, but when I read the bottom section, what I...

Yeah, but when I read the bottom section, what I get from it is "We are missing loose ball fouls, this is increasing the chance of a player getting hurt. Use your judgement but if you see a player...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jun 04, 2018, 05:40pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By TopicalTropical
totally not a fan of ankle braces. Leave that to...

totally not a fan of ankle braces. Leave that to the players.

Ball on the floor. Player gets it on the ground. It sounds like they want us to call a preventative whistle quick to prevent injuries...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 01, 2018, 06:13pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By TopicalTropical
I just saw this. The thing about the FT violation...

I just saw this. The thing about the FT violation amuses me. There are so many violations with FTs. Also, I know it is playoffs but the allowances for illegal screens and holding has gone way up....
Forum: Basketball Fri Jun 01, 2018, 06:06pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By TopicalTropical
Sorry, I did not see the game so I'm not sure...

Sorry, I did not see the game so I'm not sure about this. I saw the replay and it was a close call

What did they do after? Did the 3 huddle and come to a decision? Did they go to the monitor and...
Forum: Basketball Mon May 14, 2018, 12:54am
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By TopicalTropical
Good for a laugh

I've never seen something like this. Maybe this was a topic back in 2012? I kind of randomly came across this story looking up something else.


Both sets of fans rush court after basketball game...
Forum: Basketball Thu May 03, 2018, 01:42pm
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By TopicalTropical
in this case I think it should be a PC on Harden....

in this case I think it should be a PC on Harden. He deliberately made contact when it could have been avoided. But...of course players do that all the time to get the block call when they see the...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:06pm
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By TopicalTropical
off topic but about the replay center I'm...

off topic but about the replay center

I'm curious if they allow audio, by that I mean are they listening to the play by play people as that could influence how they view the call. I was befuddled...
Forum: Basketball Sat Apr 21, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,388
Posted By TopicalTropical
After watching the first video more, I do think...

After watching the first video more, I do think it should have been called. I'm not a fan of calling spin moves too tight even though technically some are violations but I guess it's trying to figure...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 20, 2018, 04:05pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,545
Posted By TopicalTropical
For refs out there reading these posts, I would...

For refs out there reading these posts, I would not necessary exclude AAU games from your schedule. Yeah, they can be awful as people note but I have been to games that are played at a very high...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 06, 2018, 07:27pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,388
Posted By TopicalTropical
it's a travel. But honestly, I just never see...

it's a travel. But honestly, I just never see these called and I don't really care if they aren't. I still think it's impressive that players can do it and have the balance. It is a very difficult...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 24, 2018, 12:35pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,860
Posted By TopicalTropical
re on the No Zone. I totally agree, let the kids...

re on the No Zone. I totally agree, let the kids play whatever D. CYO there is some no zone rules but I've never seen anyone pay attention to it and it's all good.

Shot clock. Come on. Of course...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 23, 2018, 02:33pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,860
Posted By TopicalTropical
I wish they would lower the rims for...

I wish they would lower the rims for girls/women's basketball. I know that topic has been around for a while and it was be difficult from a structure point of view, but it could change over time....
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 23, 2018, 02:27pm
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By TopicalTropical
There is a Ball on the team, I think he is a...

There is a Ball on the team, I think he is a cousin but I'm not sure. I'm glad to see they are doing well without that loudmouth around. They had such a fun team when that guy on the Lakers was a...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 17, 2018, 11:00pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By TopicalTropical
There you go again. I've been posting lot...

There you go again.
I've been posting lot longer than you despite what the current date says.

My criticism of the replay system and officials is absolutely connected to officiating. It is a...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 17, 2018, 10:12pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By TopicalTropical
you said fanboy nonsense right after my post...

you said fanboy nonsense right after my post instead of addressing my point
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