Referee Bill Spooner is suing an Associated Press reporter for tweeting during a Jan. 24 game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. The tweet said:
“Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d ‘get it back’ after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That’s NBA officiating folks.”
The implication is that Spooner promised Rambis a makeup call—a big no-no that is by no means unprecedented.