This past weekend, we found out that the league had apologized to Billy King for bogus ref-work. Now, the Boston Herald is reporting that young stud Al Jefferson was too advanced for the refs. So much so that they had the team had to break down for them just what Jefferson was going in the post:
"It's no accident that Al Jefferson [stats] has been getting called for traveling less often. The Celtics shipped video to the league to point out that some of his moves aren't illegal.I'm sorry, but that is completely awesome. Usually we think of quick, explosive guards changing the sport's vocabulary, or do-everything freaks like Pippen or Odom. But when a dude whose main virtues are big and tall can cause this kind of controversy, that makes you think the pro game is anything but played out.
"He has an unorthodox post game, and some of the travels they were calling were (expletive)," Rivers said before Jefferson's nine-point, 10-rebound evening against the Hornets. "They weren't travels. They just hadn't seen that, and we sent enough in to prove that's not a travel. It's just unorthodox. They (the officials) really have improved on that."
If you're interested in seeing the man in action, here's a quality mix.