Good Officiation?

As most of you probably know by now, LeBron had a potentially game-winning shot against Washington nullified yesterday by a ref whistling the Chosen One for a walk. Here’s the video of the move, which pretty much everyone aside from LeBron — who claims it was merely a routine “crab dribble” — sees as him taking three steps. (Video, which annoying won’t play in high quality, via Slam)

Regardless of your interpretation on the play’s legality (meaning, whether or not your a Cavs fan pretty much), the Wizards have plenty to say.

“I definitely knew he traveled, but I didn’t think they were gonna call it,” Caron said. “You know, two years ago, looking in hindsight, it was the same thing that happened in the playoffs. And we get that call, who knows what would have happened with everybody healthy. But that was one of them situations in which a great player made a move, good officiation, and they called the call. And I was just like, ‘Aw, man. There is a God. There is a God.'”

Or for those of you into the whole brevity thing, DeShawn Stevenson offers his subtle analysis.

“I don’t like him. I don’t like that dude.”

And while that’s pretty awesome, you’d think it even better if you saw what he was wearing at the time. I unfortunately don’t have an image, but it was a self-described by the Locksmith as a “throwback, 80s, velvet, beanpie suit…with a bow tie.”

And that right there, ladies and gents, is Exhibit A why you don’t waste your Sunday afternoon watching Ravens/Dolphins.

UPDATE: Here’s video of DeShawn looking stuntastic.

3 thoughts on “Good Officiation?”

  1. Clearly.

    The headline “?” was more in reference to why Dan Steinberg would think Caron said “officiation” as opposed to “officiating.” Or at least why the wide-eyed, horrible-career-decision-making Washington Post intern he has transcribing his recorder would think so.

    As for the DeShawn image, you’re my hero. I have something good in store for this. Stay tuned.

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