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GilbertArenas 05-02-2007 01:53 PM

Study on NBA Refs
Mixed feelings on this, but an interesting article nonetheless...enjoy.

tobynosker 05-02-2007 02:18 PM

I have mixed feelings on the issue as well, especially if Justin Wolfers and Joseph Price's study does not accurately link a specific call to a specific official. And knowing the way that athletes in professional sports never hesitate to whine about officiating, I am sure we would have heard a lot more about this bias a long time ago if it truly is a problem "large enough that the probability of a team winning is noticeably affected."

Billy D 05-03-2007 01:04 AM

I'd like to read the whole study, but I'm skeptical. For one thing, I'd expect a slight tendency to call fouls on Black players because of the disproportionate # of outside shooters who are White. I mean, how many fouls are called on guys like Craig Hodges/Steve Kerr/Del Curry/Scott Padgett? I'm not sure my assumptions are correct, but if they are it would affect foul calls

Marc 05-04-2007 07:20 PM

There is always going to be a miniscule amount of bias. No human is perfectly impartial. This study is silly...

bama4256 05-05-2007 01:27 PM

I agree with Marc.:thumbup:

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