It’s been well-documented that the NBA has the worst officials in all of professional, college, high school, and youth sports across the world. Friday night’s Celtics-Bucks game was no exception. The Celtics had been struggling all night to stop Milwaukee’s offensive attack, but found themselves back in the game after mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter. After a three from Avery Bradley cut the deficit to seven, Jonas Jerebko came up with a steal and was raked across his right arm trying to lay the ball up on the other end. If the correct call was made, Jerebko would have been headed to the line with a chance to bring Boston within five. Instead, in one of the worst non-calls in NBA history, it was ruled a clean block and the Celtics were given the ball under the basket.
It’s more than obvious on the replay but anyone who needed a replay to see that that was a blatant foul definitely shouldn’t be a referee at any level. Step it up, NBA.