On TBDSSP, they're talking about the new NBA Zero-Tolerance policy and basically bashing it, and discussing Sheed's quote on the whole thing. Salley is adamant that Sheed (who likens the situation to slavery) is right, and says that in the past a player/ref conversation would have likely gone like this:
Player: "That call was questionable."
Referee: "Maybe. I'll make it up to you."
Maybe it's just me, but that quote really disturbs me. Coming from someone who played the game for years, is this basically an admission that make-up calls exist? Now, I know that most of us believe they do anyway, but the league continues to deny it, and now a longtime player is, in a roundabout way, saying it's true.
Am I getting too much out of this quote?