Making The Call

Making The Call

Joe Borgia, NBA Vice President of Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls, and explains the rules of the game

Making The Call: Episode #4 NBA TV

Making the Call: Selecting Officials for the Playoffs

Making the Call: Point of Emphasis

Making the Call: Defensive Goaltending

Making the Call: Leon Wood

Making the Call: Jump Ball Violation


Making the Call Re-Airs on NBA TV
4/16 11:00 a.m. ET
4/21 10:00 p.m. ET
4/24 7:30 p.m. ET

Making The Call: Episode #3 NBA TV

Making The Call: Instant Replay

Making The Call: Point Of Contact

Making The Call: Sideline

Making The Call: Legal Free Throw

Making The Call: Offensive Interference

Making The Call: Point of Contact- High Five

Making The Call: Instant Replay-Shot Clock

Making The Call: Unusual Plays- Lakers Foul Trouble


Making The Call: Episode #2 NBA TV

Freedom of Movement

Making the Call: Is this a hop travel? Verticality; Offensive or Defensive Foul?

Making The Call

Making the Call made its 2013-14 season debut last night on NBA TV; studio talent: host Jared Greenberg with Dennis Scott and Joe Borgia. The show consisted of four blocks focusing on the following topics:

-New Rules & Interpretations (i.e. Delay of Game, Out of Bounds, Clear Path Foul)
- Announcers Calls (i.e. Sean Elliott/Bill Land on James Harden being fouled; Ralph Lawler/Mike Smith on DeAndre Jordan being fouled on dunk attempt; Craig Bolerjack/Matt Harpring on Robin Lopez delay of game)
-The Difference Between an Illegal and Legal Screen
-Making the Call: Traveling? Legal field goal? Goaltending?

Making The Call: December 19th, 2013

MTC: What is Verticality?
MTC: Hop Travel vs. Jump Stop

Making The Call: March 7th, 2013

MTC: Charge or Block
MTC: You Make the Call