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Jeffrey Doman March 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

March 13, 2010

Gary Zielinski
NBA Referee
No. 59

You did not respond to my previous email request.
Please provide me with 2 tickets to the next Bulls
game in Chicago which you are referreeing. You
recall you promised me these tickets when I offered
my seat to help a husband sit next to his wife on our
airline flight from Denver to Chicago on January 3rd.
I have been a huge fan of the NBA my whole life and it
would be the highlight of my NBA viewing season.
Since the day you promised me these tickets, I have
been looking forward with great anticipation to
attending this Bulls game of your choice.
I realize I was unable to attend the first game
you offered me that first week in January but
I was unable to attend due to a previous work
commitment. I will make sure that any other
Bulls game tickets you offer, I will gladly accept.
Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Jeffrey Doman
Cell Phone: 773-474-2413

Mandy Oropez March 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Leon was my partner in golf class while at Cal State Fullerton. I would like to contact him. He can email me at

Dean G April 6, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Shame on the NBA officials for ruining a classic game between OKC and Utah on April 6th. How can you NOT call a “forearm on forearm” foul on Durants last second shot in OT???? Is that what they teach in Officials school???? NOT to make a call in the last second no matter HOW BLATENT it is??? (he was bodied too) Either that is what’s taught or the official right there was gutless….. would he have made that call in OKC???? Can you honestly say “no”???

John April 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Black box worn by referees on backside – what is it for and what do they use it for ??

James Johnson November 12, 2010 at 3:00 am

I noticed that on the last play of the game(LA/Denver), Chauncey Billups shot the ball into LA’s basket before the glass lit up. LA should be awarded 2pts. There were no mechanics on the last play, shot or no shot. Do the right thing and set a precedence. It is your policy to get it right isn’t it?
I look forward to hearing back from you, thank you in advance,
James Johnson
New London, Ct

Joseph November 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

JOe Crawford did a horrible job 11-24-10.
that ref needs to be retired!

those ref’s are ruining the NBA!!

william fleury December 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Favoritism shown to star players.

I understand some of the arguments. Stars are who the fans pay to see. They have paid their dues. They have the ball more often. They are double/triple teamed. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

It is very frustrating (for a fan) to see star players get what (often amounts to) unlimited fouls in a game (BOTH for and against).

*Don’t call obvious defensive fouls perpetrated by stars.
Star players get more steals because they are allowed to slap arms, wrists and reach in. Same with blocked shots. Worst of all is the blind-eye turned to their over the back and pushing off for rebounds. Also their leeway for complaining to officials.

*Call ridiculous fouls on non-star players attempting to guard stars.
If a star player makes a shooting motion, often the whistle is blown (early) before the play completes itself. Sometimes the defender makes an outstanding play – clean block, strip, takes the charge, or even simply avoids contact (stepping back or swinging at air) – but the Referee had predetermined that the play would result in a foul. Conversely, if a non-star player is in the same situation the call is made late (or not made at all) because the referee lets the play develop (i.e. the non-star makes the basket despite contact but does not get an “AND ONE”).

It gets especially bad when star players get their 5th foul. The Referee does not want the star player to get fouled-out, so the star basically has to draw blood to get that 6th foul called.

David Pham December 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm

To Whom it may concern:

Please can you forward this comment and email to Mr. Dick Bavetta(NBA Referee)

Kitty Fleischman March 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

As it turned out the Saturday game between Bakersfield and Boise was refereed exactly as poorly as the game on Friday night. PLEASE review the tapes. Some of the highlights from Friday night included the ejection of one of Idaho’s players for slugging one of Bakersfield’s players. Nobody noticed when Tony Bobbit was kicked in the groin and was writhing on the floor in pain. They only noticed when he slugged the player who intentionally did it to him. There were a number of ignored fouls on Bakersfield, while Idaho’s play was scrutinized under a microscope.

When Kevin Cutler was a D-League ref, we knew we were being treated fairly. Most of this year has been reffed better than it was last year when we were afraid some of our players would be killed or permanently disabled.

If you are trying to help to build a fan base to support D-League teams, you’re going to have to have better officials than people are accustomed to seeing at the high school level. This weekend’s officiating squad was slightly less than atrocious.

Both Scott Twardoski and Janetta Graham exhibited what I’d say were clear biases against the Stampede. We’ve felt the animosity from Scott every time he has come to Idaho.

Sue Reeh March 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

Something only a mother could love, do you ever get tired of being a jerk? You are the most unfair, disgusting person I’ve ever seen, you think you are IT! Everytime I see you run down the court I think of how much you look like Bart Simpson’s Daddy and that is just a sight I hate in my mind. Retire, go back to the rest home. You are so unfair and prejudice when it comes to the Spurs that you make me sick. What’s the deal? Did you just not grow that other 3 ft. and didn’t get to the NBA. I stand ashamed that the NBA would allow you to ever be an official again after your performance with Tim Duncan. Don’t get mad at laughter, EVERYONE laughs at you. Try to look up to where all power and grace comes from and bow out gracefully? You will never have enough money to buy class, it is just something you have or you don’t. And if by bad luck we get stuck with you, you act like you think you are strong, but that is just your smell. This grandmother of 9 thinks she could teach you alot about leading with your face.

Gloria Barba April 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

It wasn’t personal when Adams was called a faggot

Gloria Barba April 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The referees need more training. They have too many favorites, they need to be more consistent. Calling someone a “faggot” wasn’t personal. If your referees were more fair, they would be treated like professionals.

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