Thunder PF Patrick Patterson calls referees ‘s—’ on Twitter over missed call
Patrick Patterson is still fuming over the missed call that cost his team the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
In a post to Twitter on Saturday morning, the Oklahoma City Thunder power forward called the NBA’s referees ‘s—’ and said that they needed to face some kind of consequences for their ineptitude.
“They’ve been S— this year,” the veteran big man wrote. “There needs to be some kind of consequence for their downright awfulness rather than pointless apologies from their bosses. #dobetter.”
The play in question came on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-winning dunk in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The referees clearly missed the Bucks star stepping out of bounds on the baseline as he drove to the hoop and didn’t even bother to review the play afterwards, sealing a 97-95 loss for OKC.
Bucks win. Giannis gets the game-winner here — even though he very clearly stepped out of bounds. No call. Ball game. pic.twitter.com/VSSMglXg2v
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) December 30, 2017
As Patterson alluded to, the NBA came out on Saturday and admitted in the game’s last two-minute report that the referees did indeed miss the call. But that will come as little solace for the Thunder, who also had many other players voice their frustration about that botched final sequence.