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BLOGGAS BE TYPIN

Posted by HG on June 18, 2007

Harold Reynolds talks about his departure from ESPN. Courtesy of DeadSpin

A new Tupac documentary. Courtesy of Nah Right

Elijah Dukes’ ex-wife airs him out. **YBB UPDATE**Elijah Dukes goes batshit crazy**END UPDATE** Courtesy of The Big Lead

Hillary and Barack don’t care about Hip Hop. Courtesy of Dallas Penn

Here’s what Lakers management and David Stern are thinking. Courtesy of The Starting Five

Nothing good happens on a date to the strip club. Courtesy of Leave The Man Alone

Would you do…Serena Williams? Courtesy of The Big Picture

What the hell is Chris Cooley wearing? Courtesy of Mr. Irrelevant

Why are rap sales falling? Courtesy of Oh Word

A 70’s tv/today’s NBA mash-up. Courtesy of With Malice

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WHITE REFS DON’T CARE ABOUT BLACK PLAYERS

Posted by HG on May 2, 2007

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A study conducted by Justin Wolfers, an assistant professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School, and Joseph Price, a Cornell graduate student in economics reports that during the 13 seasons from 1991 through 2004, white referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white players. The study also found that black refs called more fouls against white players.

The duo of Wolfers and Price did a lot of research for their study and even submitted the results to the NBA. David Stern had his own team of nerds do some research and they came up with some different results:

“We think our cut at the data is more powerful, more robust, and demonstrates that there is no bias.”

Of course you do Mr. Stern. Unfortunately for Stern the New York Times had 3 independent experts compare the Wolfers-Price paper to the NBA report, and all 3 concluded that the Wolfers and Price study was “far more sound”.

I decided to do my own study and here’s what I discovered:

  • Violet Palmer calls fouls against males 100% of the time.
  • 12 of the top 20 most foul prone players (min. of 40 games) are black, 5 are foreign born, 3 are white Americans, 2 are O’Neals, 2 are Warriors, 2 are Cavaliers, and 17 are big men (6’9″+).
  • Joey Crawford hates Tim Duncan regardless of color.
  • Dirk Nowitzki (12) and Chris Kaman (8) led non-blacks in technical fouls.
  • Euros don’t foul flagrantly.
  • Rasheed Wallace (21 techs) was ejected 1 time while Chucky Atkins (4 techs) was ejected twice.
  • I have too much time on my hands.

While I’m poking fun at the study, it does have some interesting information. I can’t wait for the next report: BASEBALL UMPIRES CALL MORE STRIKES AGAINST LATINOS

Study of NBA Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls. Thank you The New York Times

NBA players foul statistics. Thank you NBA.com

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Posted in BLACK, DAVID STERN, FOULS, MISC., NBA, NEW YORK TIMES, RACE, RACIAL BIAS, REFEREES, SPORTS, TECHNICAL, WHITE | 6 Comments »

STERN TO CRAWFORD: SIT YO ASS DOWN

Posted by HG on April 17, 2007

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Everybody in the NBA including superstar players, coaches and ball boys know that David Stern isn’t messing around this year. Remember how many techs were called the first few weeks of the season when the league was stressing it’s new “behavior policy”? The policy now extends to NBA refs. One of the NBA’s finest, Joey Crawford, has been suspended for the rest of the regular season (two days) and the playoffs for his ejection of Tim Duncan on Sunday. David Stern on the suspension:

Joey Crawford’s handling of this situation failed to meet the standards of professionalism and game management we expect of NBA referees. Especially in light of similar prior acts by this official, a significant suspension is warranted. Although Joey is consistently rated as one of our top referees, he must be held accountable for his actions on the floor, and we will have further discussions with him following the season to be sure he understands his responsibilities.”

All of the details aren’t in yet on this story, but something major had to go down for Stern to hand out an Artest type suspension. Here’s Tim Duncan’s account:

He looked at me and said, ‘Do you want to fight? Do you want to fight?’ If he wants to fight, we can fight. I don’t have any problem with him, but we can do it if he wants to. I have no reason why in the middle of a game he would yell at me, ‘Do you want to fight?”

I’m not sure (ok I’m positive they’re not) if Tim Duncan and Joey Crawford are in the same weight division, but there has to be a way to get the two of them on the De La Hoya/Mayweather undercard.

NBA suspends Joey Crawford. Swacked from ESPN.com

Tim Duncan ejected by Joey Crawford. Swacked from Youtube.com

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