Charles Barkley, Shaq Rip NBA Over What League Does to Refs After Games

Charles Barkley, Shaq and the rest of the ‘Inside the NBA’ had some thoughts on how the NBA handles refs.
Charles Barkley, Shaq and the rest of the ‘Inside the NBA’ had some thoughts on how the NBA handles refs. /

The 2024 NBA playoffs are off and running, and while the pressure for players and teams continues to ramp up with seasons and legacies on the line, the referees calling the games are feeling more heat, as well.

The Inside the NBA crew had a lengthy discussion about the refs and how the league handles them during Tuesday night's pregame show. The issue at hand had to do with how the NBA releases a "last two minutes report" after games and how those reports often point out that refs made crucial mistakes in the final two minutes of a game, like they did in Monday's Sixers-Knicks thriller.

Shaq and Barkley aren't fans of those reports and argued that the league should keep that information private:

76ers fans probably have lots of thoughts about that two minute report from Game 2 and how things could have gone much differently for their team in the final seconds of a brutal loss. Now Philadelphia will look to claw its way back into the series when it hosts New York in Game 3 on Thursday night.


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