NBA Referee’s Suspicious Reaction To Heat Shot Goes Viral (Video)

NBA Referee’s Suspicious Reaction To Heat Shot Goes Viral (Video)

The Miami Heat upset the Boston Celtics on their own home floor Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

As usual, Jimmy Butler was superb. He finished with 35 points, 7 assists, 6 steals and five rebounds in the winning effort.

As good as the 33-year-old star was on the night, he wasn’t the main story coming out of this outing.

Rather, what fans couldn’t stop talking about after the fact was the reaction of one of the referees following a shot by Butler.

Understandably, fans had some strong responses to the video.

They immediately flocked to social media to weigh in.

This has been a wild NBA postseason. Between the Celtics cheerleader who went viral over her provocative private photos, the Denver Nuggets dancer who did the same and the recent Malika Andrews brouhaha, this most recent referee controversy feels like par for the course.

That said, it is also undeniably odd. Referees are supposed to be unbiased arbitrators.

This didn’t look like a shining example of that.

Will the NBA come out and address what precisely happened on this particular sequence, and what impact it will have on the Heat’s series against the Celtics going forward? Time will tell.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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