Dan Steinberg | March 31, 2016
A recent playoff game between the B-town Warriors and the Wheaton Wolves was coming down to the wire, and the play was getting chippy.
“They aren’t calling anything, all right guys?” Warriors coach John DeLuca told his players, one of whom appeared near tears. “Just know that. They’re pretty much putting away the whistles.”
Fans stood and screamed for fouls, and players glanced hopefully at the officials after losing the ball. Again and again, play went on. Because understand this: If your offensive strategy is to drive to the rack and hope for a bail-out call, Adrian Dantley is not the official you want to see on the court. Even if you’re in the fifth grade.