NBA Will Consider Giving Refs More Replay Rights

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - After further review, the play stands as called.

Not because it was right, but because referees weren't allowed to determine it was wrong.

NBA officials were already considering expanding referees' instant replay options. Discussions will surely heat up this summer after two key plays in this postseason couldn't be changed even after refs saw them on the monitor.

For now, the rules are clear about what referees can look at. But Commissioner Adam Silver says the league will "inevitably" reach a point where they can do more.

Silver's comments Thursday came hours before Atlanta's Jeff Teague made a 3-pointer that replays showed came after he had stepped out of bounds. Officials, however, could review only whether he shot from behind the arc.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 256747741 - kbtx.com/a?a=256747741
Gray Television, Inc.