Everyone is raving about how great a March we’ve seen from UConn guard Kemba Walker; he played the entire game and scored 36 points in last night’s win against San Diego State. But this–taking a dive against a San Diego State player who shoulder-checked him during a timeout–is inexcusable, and the hairless freak in stripes that called a technical on the Aztecs directly altered the flow of the game. SDSU was pulling away when UConn called this timeout. Kemba made both free throws, and the Aztecs–the victims of a junk whistle–backed off defensively and let the Huskies back in it.
Even with Kemba throwing both of his arms in the air and falling to the ground, this is not a foul, even if it is “dead ball contact.” It’s ridiculous that these GD refs are indulging idiots that get brushed on the shoulder and flail like they’re having an epileptic seizure. That’s it. I quit sports forever.