Dec 30, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) takes a shot over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) in the third quarter at Target Center. The Mavericks defeated the Wolves 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Wolves Lose On Controversial No Call: National Reaction

The Tom Ziller piece on the Controversial No Call got picked up by Deadspin and has received a bit of attention for it’s feature audio. The final call featured some of Alan Horton’s best work.

Editorializing? Objective? Passionate? Spot-on? Compensating for the cheap Wolves Broadcasting decision not to employ a color commentator? You decide, but the best feature of Ziller’s post is the soundcloud link…

Followed by the phantom cam replay gif…


The Deadspin take…

Last night’s Mavericks-Timberwolves game ended on what appears to be an egregious non-call. With just three seconds left on the clock and the T-Wolves down by two points, Kevin Love’s potentially game-winning shot was snuffed out by Shawn Marion. It looks like Marion hacked Love’s arm on the shot, a circumstance that sent T-Wolves radio announcer Alan Horton into a wonderful conniption fit.

There is so much to love about this, particularly the swift arrival of Horton’s anger—”OHHH THAT’S A FOUUUUL!”—followed by a few moments of stunned silence. He then goes on to question the referees’ GUTS, before hitting us with a completely unhinged “NO, ED MALLOY!”

I actually think Horton says “d’Oh, Ed Malloy” but whatever.

Timberwolves fell 100-98.


Tags: Dallas Mavericks Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves Rick Adelman Shawn Marion

  • rickclg

    They act like this is the first non call in the NBA, man it happens every night, if it would been Marion going up for the shot and Love had of made the same move that same announcer would have been talking about what a great defensive move Love just made to save the game. Quit whining and move on.

    • Mike McDonald

      You’re right. Nothing matters. Forget I said anything. Bunch of noise. Moving on.