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…

PhantomCamLoveArmMarionHit

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.

 

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