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NBA fires long-time referee

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08:46 AM ET 10.07 | Long-time ref Tommy Nunez, Jr., whose dad also worked NBA games for years, has been given the boot and won't be back this season. Meanwhile, former ref Sean Corbin, who was fired at one point and worked college games last season, has returned to the big time.

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Tommy Nunez Jr., Sam Mitchell, Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Tommy Nunez Jr., Sam Mitchell, Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images
October 7, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Was he one of the refs in the Celtics/Heat ECF last year ????

October 7, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Was he one of the refs in the Celtics/Heat ECF last year ????

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October 7, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Hey, Sam Mitchell sighting!

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October 7, 2012  09:17 AM ET

I hear they can get some NFL replacement refs, cheap. They'll work out fine because they only know a few of the rules, which is okay in modern basketball where a travelling call or carrying over call haven't been made in 10 years.

October 7, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Caught With Your Hands In The Cookie Jar, Bro?

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October 7, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Fired....undisclosed reasons.......this is so Sternlike! Stern is so underworld, is he......Luchese, Gambino, Genovese, Columbo, Bonnano?..probably not....he's DeCavalcante cause he's so Jersey like!

October 7, 2012  10:19 AM ET
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While we're firing refs lets not just limit it to the NBA. The ref responsible for watching two face mask violations by the Nebraska player against the Ohio State player and then calling it on Ohio State last night should be on the unemployment line with Nunez. I realize it all worked out in the end with Ohio State's trouncing of Nebraska, but it was still a bonehead non call/call.

Really dull topics today so I'll just go ahead and say: GO IRISH!!! And your Dukies are loooking better than in decades.

October 7, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Hey, Sam Mitchell sighting!

Run!

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October 7, 2012  11:43 AM ET

And yet Joe Crawford is still working.

October 7, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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Run!

How's my fave Melmacian?

October 7, 2012  12:00 PM ET

What did he do? Did he call to many traveling calls on Lebron James and Dwyane Wade? Oh wait a second. Those two never get called on traveling.

October 7, 2012  12:19 PM ET

Didn't this happen back in July?

October 7, 2012  01:45 PM ET
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Caught With Your Hands In The Cookie Jar, Bro?

....or at the Vegas tables?

October 7, 2012  11:35 PM ET

Long time ref? Means he's been on the take for a while, too.
Must have threatened to rat out Stern
No worries...He'll do it in a book like the rest of em'

 
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