Stephen A.Smith, in the latest episode of First Take, points out how the officiating in the NBA has been troublesome as of late.
The NBA has officially reached its halfway mark for the season. With all the teams done with their first-half schedule, there is a lot of reflection is being done on the first half of the season. There are comparisons made for the MVP ladder, there are talks about rookies. There are playoff predictions, based on the performances the teams have shown so far.
One constant thing that is popping up on everyone’s list is the quality of officiating this season so far. There have been a lot of calls that seemed unnecessary.
There have been a lot more technicals and ejections for the smallest things possible. All of these things have been bringing down the viewing experience, and Stephen A. talks about the same on First Take.
“These officials are causing a problem”: Stephen A. Smith
In the latest episode of First Take, Stephen A. talks about an issue bothering every NBA fan. He brings up how the officiating this season has been very troublesome.
While making his point, Smith talked about the recent Suns vs Lakers game, where Devin Booker got ejected for no apparent reason. Booker, the brightest star from Phoenix getting ejected, especially in that fashion, takes away half the fun of watching the game.
Stephen A. Smith also discussed the Donovan Mitchell ejection in the Sixers-Jazz game last night. The technical against Mitchell looked uncalled for, which threw him out of the game with around a minute left in overtime.
We’ve got a problem in the NBA right now when it comes to these officials. pic.twitter.com/zDQu8cOwvp
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 4, 2021
Hopefully, the NBA takes this break and talks to their officials and discusses this issue. Some of their calls have been really, egregiously bad decisions this season.