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All NBA Refs Fired After Kobe-LeBron Finals Doesn’t Materialize

Published by on June 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

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David Stern wasn't kidding. Three days after the Orlando Magic eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, the NBA commissioner has reacted by firing all 65 referees currently under contract with the league.

In a terse statement released by the NBA at 12:32 p.m. today, Stern was unapologetic about chopping 65 jobs during a recession: "Most people already know that the NBA is more fixed than professional wrestling," the statement began.

"Myself and Joe Borgia [league head of officiating] had a lengthy discussion with each official at the beginning of the season. We told them that they could interpret the rulebook however they wanted this year...with one catch; Kobe and ...

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