Fans React to Scott Foster Being Named Crew Chief for Knicks-Sixers Game 6

Scott Foster and Bill Kennedy are working Game 6 of the Knicks-Sixers series.
Mar 27, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) talks to NBA referee
Mar 27, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) talks to NBA referee / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers made an improbable comeback on Tuesday night to force Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Playoffs first round series against the New York Knicks. Tyrese Maxey made two huge three-pointers with the help of a favorable whistle to send the series back to Philadelphia where the team owners are literally giving away tickets in hopes of actually having some sort of home court advantage.

To mae things even more interesting, the NBA announced this morning that Scott Foster would be the crew chief for the pivotal contest, which sent fans into a tizzy. New York fans smelled a conspiracy while Sixers fans saw a great opportunity to force Game 7 because teams trailing in a series seem to have such success with Foster working games that he's been nicknamed "The Extender."

Bill Kennedy and Mark Lindsay will work the game alongside Foster tonight. While neither has the same reputation as Foster, Kennedy is a true personality, especially on the mic during replay reviews.

Hopefully there's enough screen time for everyone involved. Between Foster and Kennedy, there's a great chance that the broadcast will have incredible entertainment value, no matter how good the actual game is.

As long as you're not rooting for the team that loses, because there's a 99% chance you're going to end up complaining about the officials. Especially when you know exactly who to blame.

Stephen Douglas


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