Some day the ridiculous NBA/Stern conspiracy theories will come to an end. I guess as soon as Stern is gone next year.They'll continue as long as the most horrid refs like Bavetta and Crawford keep getting the playoff assignments and keep making horrid calls the whole world sees, while the NBA continues to insist these are the world's best refs.
If they're so good they should be better than the college guys. That never happens.
Bavetta hasn't reffed a Finals game since 2008, and only reffed 5 playoff games in the last 2 years, all in the first two rounds and none as crew chief. You may want to update your rationale with a different name pasted in.
That Bavetta is reffing at all, let alone 5 playoff games in two years, is a travesty. I remember 2008. It wasn't that long ago.