KEVIN Durant ripped the NBA’s ‘Last Two Minute Report’ for throwing the officials under the bus after the league admitted the refs missed a foul call that would have been in the Golden State Warriors star’s favor in a close loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers last Sunday (Monday, Manila time).
According to the NBA's ‘Last Two Minute Report’ after the Warriors' 109-108 loss to the Cavaliers, Durant was fouled on the last play as he stumbled and fell after his right foot stepped on Cleveland forward Richard Jefferson’s right foot. Durant, though, found no vindication in the report.
"I think it's bulls--- and they should get rid of it," the Golden State Warriors star told reporters on his views on the NBA policy of the public review of the last two minutes of every game, via San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater.
"The refs didn't lose us that game. We lost that game, we could have been better," added Durant on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time). "I think it's bulls--- that the NBA threw the refs under the bus like that.”
Kevin Durant is not a fan of the L2M officiating report: "It's bulls#** that the NBA throws the refs under the bus like that" pic.twitter.com/j14Jdb1R97— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 27, 2016
Durant was backed up by Warriors coach Steve Kerr who left the officials off the hook with the loss.
"The officials didn't decide that game," Kerr told ESPN. "We had a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. It was our mistakes that I'm more concerned about."
"Just move on," Durant added. "Don't throw the refs under the bus like that. Because the next game, that group of refs or whoever it is, are going to come out and they're going to ref the game. They're going to be tense when they're reffing the game and they're going to try to get every play right. They're going to try to be perfect, without just going out and relaxing and making the right call."
The Warriors star also said the referees are being unfairly put under public scrutiny and resulting criticism with the league’s post-game reports.
"Our refs don't deserve that, and they're trying their hardest to get the plays right, and you look at a play in slow motion and say it's wrong. I think it's bulls--- that they do that. That's full of s--- that you throw the refs under the bus like that after the game like it matters. Game's over, we moving on."