NBA rescinds technical foul on Magic's Dwight Howard

The NBA reversed the decision of its officiating crew on Wednesday by rescinding the technical foul call on the Magic's Dwight Howard . Read more
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sick of corporate welfare

Lake Mary, FL

#1 May 27, 2009
huge
LADYB

Winter Springs, FL

#2 May 27, 2009
I think sometimes those officials have more at stake than just calling a fair game.

Look how many times Lebron ran into majic players but the refs make the call against majic. I really believe the refs bet on the outcome of these games
STEEL

Apopka, FL

#3 May 27, 2009
I'm glad the reversed the technical foul call.Howard was clearly pumped up from the results of the incredible effort that he put into making that basket. Anyone who's ever played a sport in their life can relate to being on an adrenaline high!
Agent Smith

Clermont, FL

#4 May 27, 2009
Majic...?

Seriously?
Magic Fan

Gainesville, FL

#5 May 27, 2009
It cost us two points. Get it right the first time and stop ruining the game, officials.
Fed up

Orlando, FL

#6 May 27, 2009
Glad to see they have some common sense in the league offices.
Mike

Cocoa Beach, FL

#7 May 27, 2009
Thank you NBA! Who else thinks LeBron's elbow to MP was on purpose? I think it was payback from Anthony Johnson's elbow to Mo Williams.
Shaft

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 May 27, 2009
Awesome News!

Now let's see if we can have another one rescinded. Specifically, the one where he threw his elbow at Dalembert and the T was called. They later increased it to a suspension from the next game. Why the double punishment? Once the suspension was handed down, the T should have been removed from the books.
Tom

Longwood, FL

#9 May 27, 2009
The NBA did the right thing. It would be a shame if Dwight Howard had to sit out of a Finals game due to a suspension from too many technicals, questional technicals at that. Go Magic!
CodeMan

Casselberry, FL

#10 May 27, 2009
Of course it wasn't a technical, it was BS. Glad it was reversed.

But again, why couldn't this have been avoided in the first place? You had 1, possibly 2 - points made for the Cavs off of this. The game went to OT. Those 1 or 2 points are huge.

Game 3 a flagrant 1 on Johnson. Points made off of it, they almost said it was a flagrant 2 and threw him out of the game. Later the NBA says - no wasn't flagrant at all.
No kidding.

If these things are going to be subjective, and we dont trust the refs to make the proper calls during the game, to be reversed afterwards, then perhaps points should not be awarded during the game.
orlandodolphin

Debary, FL

#11 May 27, 2009
That is great and all but here is the point. The refs calling that T was an attempt to try and steer the momentum of the game. This was a huge play and Dwight was jacked. Causing the entire team to be jacked..So the refs call and stop the flow and quiet everyone down..Luckily we fought and fought regardless.
Joe Cool

Lake Mary, FL

#12 May 27, 2009
In related news, the NBA has already called a foul on the Magic because Lebron James tripped over himself leaving Amway Arena. Lebron will be allowed to shoot the free throws at the beginning of game 5.
CodeMan

Casselberry, FL

#13 May 27, 2009
orlandodolphin wrote:
That is great and all but here is the point. The refs calling that T was an attempt to try and steer the momentum of the game. This was a huge play and Dwight was jacked. Causing the entire team to be jacked..So the refs call and stop the flow and quiet everyone down..Luckily we fought and fought regardless.
Very true. Points, momentum, saving the Cavs a time out. Etc
lynn

United States

#14 May 27, 2009
i'm thrilled the Magic are 1 win away from the Finals, despite David Stern, Nike, every sportswriter/caster/commentato r salivating over a Kobe/LeBron meeting; the only thing that keeps me watching these ridiculously officiated playoffs is the hope that the Magic face the Nuggets in the Finals. I think the League has some serious soul-searching to do in the off-season. All the technical and flagrant fouls called, then rescinded, or fouls upgraded to flagrants and traveling calls made on 1 out of every 10 actual carries and the obvious favoring of the Lakers and the Cavs--it's just ludicrous. I sometimes feel like I'm watching a sitcom--a "30 Rock" version of the NBA. hopefully, Stern will retire soon and take his ancient refs with him.
CodeMan

Casselberry, FL

#15 May 27, 2009
Joe Cool wrote:
In related news, the NBA has already called a foul on the Magic because Lebron James tripped over himself leaving Amway Arena. Lebron will be allowed to shoot the free throws at the beginning of game 5.
LMAO!
hogdaddy

Montgomery, AL

#16 May 27, 2009
Good job NBA! I could not believe they called a Technical after the blatant hard foul
Michael

United States

#17 May 27, 2009
You know what I love...before the playoffs started there was that Sports Illistrated with Dwight on the cover. They say that Dwight wont win...because he is not like KG and smiles so much. Dwight should yell and show emotion just like the champ KG...blah, blah, blah. So Dwight shows emotion, by pumping his arm on making a basket...and the refs give him a T. Come on...KG can yell, point, hit his chest, and do that wierd face of his at the other team and that is accepted by the NBA....but Dwight pumps his fist after making a huge basket and the Refs award Mo Williams two shots for Dwight and Ewings T? Come on. THey should take away Ewing's T also...He was just upset about how the Refs screwed up their 100th call of the series aginst the magic. Pathetic...I glad they over turned.
AAAARRRRGGHH

New York, NY

#18 May 27, 2009
The league should talk to these damn referees and tell them that nobody is buying tickets and watching on TV to hear them blow their freakin' whistle. The game is about the players, not the clowns in the grey shirts.

It's fine if they rescind the technical after the fact, but it still affects the flow of the game to call it in the first place AND they don't take the points off the board.

If Cleveland won by 1 point last night, there's no way they would reverse the outcome of the game... or force them to play another overtime - even if they took the technical back.
Chuck Bronson

Orlando, FL

#19 May 27, 2009
yeah its 100% biased and BS!! The league wants a Kobe/Lebron match up to boost ratings....too bad Lebron is the most hyped and over rated player of any sport of all time....yes he's MVP good....but no where near as good as they want him to be....TV, sponsors, legue officials all want another MJ who can run ratings sky high...too bad Lebron has 0 help from his teamates..
stfu

Holly, MI

#20 May 27, 2009
Thank god, they are finally being fair about that blatant foul on Howard. Its getting bad when the kid cant even celebrate a basket after being mugged .

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