Following Wednesday’s win over the Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr shared his thoughts on NBA officiating with the Bay Area’s KNBR 680:
How is it that everybody on Earth can see these traveling violations except for the three people that we pay to do the job? I don’t get it. It’s bizarre. (Traveling’s) a point of emphasis on one particular play and that’s when you catch and go ... it’s just the one that the officials are taught to see.
But I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called. I believe it’s a case of they have so many things to look at — they are looking at defensive three seconds, the contact in the lane when people are cutting through the lane, they’re looking at the charge and block circle — they’re looking at everything except what they should be looking at which is the basic rule of the game, which is traveling.
And it’s a shame because guys are getting away with murder out there and the fans see it.
Rather than take Kerr up on his proposal to utilize his video-editing skills, the NBA hit him with a $25,000 fine this morning:
There’s plenty of space on YouTube, Steve.