I gotta say that I agree with the little guy on this one. There's nothing more pointless than a player arguing with a ref over a call. Nothing ever comes out of it, and the game always resumes. I will however have to disagree with him on that "best players in the world comment." Yeah right. That bronze medal proves that the NBA does not have the best players in the world.
NBA commissioner David Stern thinks some NBA players have gotten a little too intense, especially in their constant complaining to the officials, which is why he promises that the league will crack down on those who protest too much this season. "The thought process is that we have the best athletes in the world playing a spectacular game as well as it's ever been played," Stern said last night at a news conference before the final doubleheader of 2006 NBA Europe Live. "In my view," he said, "it detracts from it when a small handful spend their time negotiating and slowing the game down, at least in the perception of the fans, by engaging in an enterprise which is not productive."
In my 22 years, I don't think any call or non-call has been reversed because a player complained."