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Does NBA scorekeeping get audited? (Damian Lillard's "assist")

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Clutch, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Clutch

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    I know there have been plenty of stories in the past about homecooking from the scorekeepers, like how John Stockton always had huge assist nights in Utah. I thought they had fixed this, placing the role in the hands of the NBA alone.

    But I thought this was funny when I was reviewing the Rockets game yesterday. They recorded this play as one of Damian Lillard's 5 assists, and it's never been corrected.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s0gpxlJc6VY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I wonder if they review tape and calls later, or if they just trust it once it's in the books and only double-check when an issue is raised.
     
  2. Garner

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    It is a pretty interesting topic, really-

    I would imagine as more advanced technology continues to integrate into the game, this types of errors will iron themselves out.

    The Missile Cameras came to mind first.

    http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670059/moneyball-20-how-missile-tracking-cameras-are-remaking-the-nba
     
  3. nono

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    You don't need a missile tracking camera to see that's not an assist.
     
  4. GreatOne1978

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    Happened all the time with Wade and Lebron
     
  5. Beard

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    how about hardens first half 3 that was called a 2 vs the heat? Maybe missile cameras could have caught that
     
  6. Dr of Dunk

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    They sure review plays when it comes to quadruple doubles.
     
  7. sugrlndkid

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    sure if the assists had meaning behind it...its reviewed...otherwise...who would care...if he had 4 or 5 assists...not a lot of people..

    However...a constant flubbing of stats..is a bigger issue....one game..most likely overlooked...
     
  8. LCAhmed

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    I recall the big triple double LeBron recorded that was taken away because Ben Wallace "handed" LeBron his 10th rebound.
     
  9. Alex L.

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    My conspiracy theory: David Stern setting Lillard up for RoY.
     
  10. Garner

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    Because that benefits Stern how?
     
  11. lakersuck

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    It doesn't, he just likes rigging things.
     
  12. ICanDunkOnYao

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    Be quiet! Your logic is ruining all the NBA conspiracy theories.
     
  13. apollo33

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    he does it for the lolz cuz he's Stern and he's anonymous, he doesn't forgive and forget or something, guy fawke mask something something
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. BEAT LA

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/61dRAp0voaM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Should have been a game winner for Yao (nice defense by Godzilla at 1:08 :grin:)

    Man we had such a good team at one point after that season. I really wanted to see what this team could do:

    Yao / Hill
    Scola / Hayes
    Battier / Ariza
    Martin / Budinger / Barry
    Brooks / Lowry
     
  16. tehG l i d e

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    this video should be banned here
     
  17. freemaniam

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    Do you go by the play-by-play or is there any official place that would reveal the assist was counted base on which play?
     
  18. ch0c0b0fr34k

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    Ugh...
     
  19. BEAT LA

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    It's a great video until you get to about .8 seconds left. :p
     
  20. Clutch

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    I go by the game logs on nba.com and other sites. I did confirm that it was one of only 5 recorded in the logs, but technically it is possible that they screwed up *twice* and that another assist by Lillard somewhere was mistakenly given to someone else.
     

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