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Smack / Jun 12, 2012 / 12:00 am

The Secret Weapon Of The NBA Finals; Kevin Garnett Is Considering Retirement

2012 NBA Finals

2012 NBA Finals (design. Ryan Hurst)

It’s been at least a decade since we made it through the NBA Playoffs without a controversial call, and this year was no different. Even with all of the advanced technology, the replays and the added pressure refs are under to get it all just right, the reaction to nearly every game – and this is a major downside of Twitter – was to skin and sell the referees body parts. With OKC and Miami in the Finals, the two best teams, but more importantly the two most exciting teams, hopefully we can just focus on the ball. However, it will help to have Steve Javie around. Yep, the retired ref was hired by ESPN as a rules analyst for pregame and postgame coverage of the NBA Finals. Read More »