Ref Getting Fired For Mocking Hawks During Suns Game? (Video)

Ref Getting Fired For Mocking Hawks During Suns Game? (Video)

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Atlanta Hawks 121-117 on Saturday.

Interestingly enough, the end result of the outing isn’t what everyone was left talking about after the fact. Rather, it was the behavior of one specific official.

With just over three minutes left in the fourth and Atlanta up by two, Hawks star Trae Young was hit with a technical foul.

Afterward, referee Kevin Scott could quite clearly be seen mocking someone in the direction of the Hawks’ bench.

Phoenix would go on to win the close game.

After the fact, many fans were irate about what they saw from Scott.

Young also reacted on social media after the fact:

For obvious reasons, many have called on the NBA to fire Scott for his actions. The integrity of the game is dictated by the officials, and when one blatantly acts out against a squad like this, it’s hard not to view all his decision-making as being somewhat biased.

Last year the NBA’s refereeing came under scrutiny after one player literally broke another’s bone with no ramifications. Although this incident is less egregious, it’s cut from the same cloth. The league needs to get its officiating teams in order, because if they don’t, it’ll do irreparable damage to the NBA’s reputation.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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