[MacMullan] NBA's mental problem, pt. 4: Yelled at, spit on and insulted: Inside the life of an NBA ref
[–]94savage 1261 指標 11小時前
There is where r/nba support of mental illness ends
[–]BucksDjhsjdofnfn 466 指標 10小時前
All you have to do is imagine Draymond Green as the one yelling and spitting and we’re right back on
[–]ConstantFlyght 103 指標 9小時前
Then Draymond comes out about his mental issues
[–]Lakersnigg_a 167 指標 9小時前
“I’m obsessed with balls man. I can’t help myself”
[–][GSW] Mike DunleavyLebronsHairline25 32 指標 8小時前
R/nba calls him gay then
[–]Thunderjoshis_ 86 指標 8小時前
pot calling the kettle gay
[–]RuzamaCrvenim 59 指標 10小時前
Remember when a ref wanted to square up with Sean Livingston of all people
[–][GSW] Andre IguodalaSirPopePopoIII 32 指標 9小時前
Lol, the ref moved into him, then gave him a tech for the contact. I won't say being a ref is any easy job, but part of the job is not to lose your cool and instigate.
[–][MIN] Tom GugliottaTheTrenchMonkey 78 指標 9小時前
Livingston was trying to intimidate the guy and then lowered his head into him to drive the point home.
I get that we want them to deescalate situations, but Shaun was out of line.
[–]Celticscelticsfan34 112 指標 9小時前
Everyone was surprised when Demar said he had depression. It was seen as a great leap forward when Kevin Love admitted to having panic attacks. Reading about Shane Larkin’s OCD made me sympathize with him a lot more.
Then Joey Crawford admitted to having anger issues, and everyone was left wondering why this was news-worthy.
On a serious note, anger problems can be a serious mental health concern and it’s great seeing them talked about explicitly that way. Also, don’t yell at refs.
[–]Raptorsneobowman 134 指標 9小時前
The refs have the worst of it. There are no fans of refs. Every fanbase thinks the refs are enemies and blow every call. There are no letters of support or Twitter messages of thanks.
[–]Trail BlazersnotDAME 46 指標 5小時前
i am a fan of refs
i always tell this sub how much i hate the culture in the nba where its ok for players to blatantly disrespect refs. i usually get downvoted for it
i also own a tony brothers jersey
[–]Celticsdumbassfromboston 302 指標 10小時前
As somebody who has reffed low-level basketball for a number of years, this was a good read. You really do take a remarkable amount of shit - players, coaches, parents, you name it - and it's not always easy to deal with.
[–][PHI] Allen IversonConfusedAlgernon 202 指標 9小時前
No imagine that on the fucking NBA - scale. Media joining in. 7 ft 240 pound guys instead of lil' Bobby and 20000 people literally preferring a beheading of your beaten body over you continuing to ref a meaningless game between the Hawks and Kings in fucking January.
[–]IAmADopelyLitSavage 66 指標 8小時前
ref a meaningless game between the Hawks and Kings in fucking January.
Excuse me, no games in the NBA are meaningless
[–]RocketsHunteraln 156 指標 8小時前
Yeah there has to be a battle for 1st pick
[–]WizardsPickMyCherryStat 172 指標 10小時前
And of course David Stern is described in there verbally abusing an employee.
[–][LAL] Kobe BryantDongsquad420BlazeIt 73 指標 9小時前
Fuck David Stern
[–][MIA] Dwyane Wadebluesoul 22 指標 8小時前
Stern and Joey are long-time friends. They joined the NBA I think the same year back in the late 70s. I wouldn't read too much into it.
[–]ThunderTheGhostofSwitzer 38 指標 8小時前
I will say there's an advantage, I've had managers like that. The ones that yell at you rarely officially write you up for anything. Your record is clean. My nicer managers will just write you up, that's all they know how to respond.
Give me the verbal abuse over the write ups any day. But that's me and my experience anyways.
[–][MIA] James PoseyCudizonedefense 50 指標 7小時前
Well those are quite the extremes lol. There is a middle ground. I prefer my managers talk to be like an adult instead of berating me like a petulant child throwing a tantrum
[–]CelticsRashloose 101 指標 9小時前
I always wondered how mentally stable you have to be to handle constant harassment by players
[–]MisterE2k14 63 指標 9小時前
... And coaches and fans
[–]Pistonsrake2204 24 指標 9小時前
It takes the kind of thick skin I'm not sure I have. Even middle school officiating seems like the worst to me. Officials never call perfect games, which means they always do at least one thing wrong a game (usually much more), which means at least half of a given gym or arena, at any given time, feels vindicated in verbally abusing them for their imperfection, however fleeting that imperfection may have been.
[–][MIA] James PoseyCudizonedefense 29 指標 7小時前
Bro even when you make the correct call, half the people hate you.
People on this sub in the finals were upset that the refs made a correct call on that Lebron block charge play. To be fair, some were upset that the refs used a shady tactic to initiate a review to overturn it but every time I even had he audacity to ask why it was a bad thing that the refs got the call right, I was downvoted to oblivion
[–]Raptorsrandommaniac12 59 指標 9小時前
Man being a ref sucks sometimes. I'm a soccer ref in Ontario and man it's not usually the players that are bad, it's the parents and coaches especially at the younger ages. At 14+ it's the players god do I hate parents who assume any contact is an immediate foul
[–]BucksFrogman417 64 指標 9小時前
People really need to remember that refs are people too, and while they will make bad calls from time to time, you shouldn't go mental on them.
[–]Wizardslivefreeordont 61 指標 9小時前
I think it was Walt Frazier who said that refs make mistakes and that’s why he never got mad. If they missed a call that would have benefitted him he didn’t scream in their face because sooner or later they would make a call that benefitted him. Refs were never out to get him like some of these players today think