Sometimes, it takes NBA players a possession or two to get into the flow of a game. Apparently, that also applies to NBA referees. On Tuesday night, the Brooklyn Nets faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and, on the first possession of the game, Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic committed a myriad of violations.
The problem, of course, is that none were actually called by the officials.
Bogdanovic received the ball via a hand-off from Brook Lopez, and he was closely defended by Clippers’ shooting guard J.J. Redick. In short order, the 27-year-old put the ball on the floor and picked it up, which was the end of the legal activities that Bogdanovic engaged in during this play.
From there, he clearly traveled in essentially walking away from the pressure from Redick and dribbled once again despite no contact from the defender with the ball. In the video, Redick makes a clear reaction against the (lack of a) call, and the play simply continues as if nothing weird even happened.
This entire sequence took place within 15 seconds at the start of a sleepy NBA game in late November, but that doesn’t make it any less insane that nothing was called here. There have been plenty of missed calls during the history of the NBA, but this very well could be the worst no-call of all-time.