Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:UsA sloppy at times, a lot had to do with the USA not accustomed to FIBA rules.
Definitely lots and lots of inconsistencies from the refs.
The refs have sucked. Badly.
I hate the "dribble immediately" rule. It slows the game down in the open court. Helpful for those slow Euros. That is a major difference and is probably somewhat difficult for the NBA guys to get used to.
It's weird that the FIBA rules are different from common rules in the US leagues. USA created the sport and world rules should use the NBA as its reference
It would be like the Olympics adding American football and tweaking the rules so there is only 3 downs instead of 4 downs.
FIBA actually calls it like the rules are written. The NBA allows a stretching of the rules for sensationalism. It's clear as day when you watch any NBA game that extra steps are being taken.
Although in the game against Spain, the refs did actually get a few of the calls wrong. Not all of them, but there were a few times when they slowed it down and there was no violation. I think they're looking for a chance to call violations on them when they aren't there just to prove a point.