NBA Considering NHL-Style Review System
As replays have dragged out some NBA playoff games — and plenty of regular season ones, as well — the league is considering a similar system, NBA Commissioner David Stern said at his final pre-Finals press conference.
When there is a questionable goal in a Tuesday night NHL game between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, the referees do not skate over near the penalty box, stare at a monitor and try to figure out what happened. All NHL replays are reviewed and the call is made out of the league office in a centralized system, the answer phoned in to the referees.
What we as fans could hope for is that it would lead to consistency of calls. If Nazr Mohammed gets ejected for a two-hand shove to a guy, then Chris Andersen should get ejected for the same play. Consistency. That’s all we ask.
Source: Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball TalkNBA Considering NHL-Style Review System by Blake Bass