The 2-minute report has been getting a lot of flak these last couple of days. It’s the report the NBA comes out with to state whether they/refs missed calls or fouls weren’t right and stuff. The latest instance came this week with the whining of Kevin Durant then with Lebron making a statement. They both stated they dislike the report, more so with Durant who said, “I think it’s Bull****!!” Well from a fan, analyst, and journalist’s perspective I love the report. When I watch a game and a crazy play happens I notice a bunch of things. Whether missed calls or calls that should have gone the other way. It’s bound to happen once every game; refs are human as we all make mistakes. The report shouldn’t be about changing the outcome of the game, or the other team should have won type stuff. If you blow a 14-point lead, maybe you’re not as good as you thought? Golden State. Basically, we need answers not the people on the court/ bench. Maybe not even the coaching staff. Coach and play the best 48 minutes and there shouldn’t be a problem.
Now, I really think there shouldn’t be a 2-minute report for the regular season. It’s pointless, yes the games are entertaining, but your team is trying to make the playoffs. That’s when games become really meaningful and you can’t take your foot off the gas. When your team can be sent home off one play, it’ll break you. Elimination! Season Over! So yeah, now that Christmas Game Cavs vs. Warriors was like a playoff game from tip-off. I knew it didn’t really mean anything, but some fans were hot about the last minutes of the game. Maybe Durant was tripped by Richard Jefferson, maybe he should have shot the ball instead of dribbling? The 2-minute report came out and said he was fouled, and Lebron should have received a technical for hanging on the rim. Alas a win is a win.