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Brian Schmitz

Are NBA refs calling too many technicals?

How about flagrant fouls?

Ira Winderman

Sun Sentinel

No. Technical fouls are not the issue, not when you get 15 before you can incur a suspension with a 16th. If you can't retain your composure so that you are being called for a technical once every four games, you deserve to be punished.

The greater point of inspection should be for flagrant fouls, where a single whistle can lead to instant ejection, as was the case this week with Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea. Yes, review the following day reduced his Flagrant 2 to a Flagrant 1, which would have kept him in that night's game against the Heat. But by then, it...