Is NBA Ref Scott Foster Biased Against The Rockets?

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  • Published: 23 February 2019
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    Both James Harden and Chris Paul insist that there's some personal animosity coming from referee Scott Foster, and it's influencing how he makes calls against them in games. Coach Nick dove into the footage to find out if that's true.
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  • Lucas Lopez
    Lucas Lopez  2 days back

    Tbh foster is my favorite ref just because he’s the only ref that doesn’t fall for hardens shit

    • Sean Fabry
      Sean Fabry  3 days back

      Bro due you not get it just don’t let foster ref there games

      • Ian Johnson
        Ian Johnson  4 days back

        I just consider it as Harden getting his just desserts for all the traveling and flopping he does. CP3 punches players in the nuts, so it is him getting his just desserts as well.

        • Patsy Sadowski
          Patsy Sadowski  4 days back

          The unnatural landing Harden has is dangerous. He lands like a long jumper, landing on his heels to get the foul. I really dislike their game.

          • Geoffrey Mak
            Geoffrey Mak  5 days back

            Foster is a problem and makes a lot of ppl wonder why NBA hasn't done anything about it. Feels a bit like cops being protected by the police dept.

            • Yong Weng
              Yong Weng  6 days back

              ugly

              • captaintang1
                captaintang1  2 weeks back

                hold on 8:35, harden literally grab bell's arms and drags him trying to sell a moving pick. That was pretty BS if u ask me

                • aditya srinidhi
                  aditya srinidhi  2 weeks back

                  Thank god cp0s season ended

                  • Hard Ball
                    Hard Ball  2 weeks back

                    You will never win the championship if you want to depend on the Refs. to bail you out but you use your skills to win the championship.

                    • Jan Morris
                      Jan Morris  2 weeks back

                      NOOOOO where is the epistra beat? :DDD

                      • X13
                        X13  3 weeks back

                        Only thing I see is Labum James missing shots every possession

                        • Hamish Gregg
                          Hamish Gregg  3 weeks back

                          Yes.

                          • Rmr Qnt
                            Rmr Qnt  4 weeks back

                            its a BIG YES! no questions to be ask.

                            • Gol D. Star
                              Gol D. Star  4 weeks back

                              Scott Foster da real MVP

                              • Lord Kek
                                Lord Kek  4 weeks back

                                aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the Rockets lose game 2. Guess who reffed that game?

                                • themange59
                                  themange59  4 weeks back

                                  He doesn't bail Harden out like other refs. Sounds good to me.

                                  • Taimoor Khan
                                    Taimoor Khan  4 weeks back

                                    Who here cause he reffing game 2

                                    • Duh Wolf Is My Bytch
                                      Duh Wolf Is My Bytch  4 weeks back

                                      Battle of the floppers

                                      • Daniel Ferreira
                                        Daniel Ferreira  4 weeks back

                                        3:24 8:03 Scott Foster just got nominated as one of the officials for Game 2 of the Rockets vs Warriors series, after all the officiating problems on game 1. It's over for the Rockets.....

                                        • 1rumplestiltskin1
                                          1rumplestiltskin1  4 weeks back

                                          great video. Proves Foster is a pretty good ref for sure. And he certainly does not play favorites. YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT WITH EVERY FOUL SITUATION, THE PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS ARE BITCHING FOR THE CALL.....I dare any player to do a better job reffing. The fact is, now players are experts in jumping into the defender while shooting the ball. Even when both players are moving, the O player can almost dive into the body of the defender while releasing the ball. So who should get the call? It is very hard especially since this stuff happens in a milisecond.
                                          Listen to Harden a spoiled brat who in this video wants to have "a conversation" with a ref DURING THE GAME, about the calls he is making, or has just made. IN the NFL, players do not run and cry to an NFL and demand "a conversation." Does not remotely happen in MLF or the umpires would toss the players so fast their heads would spin. Scot Foster is the only ref in the league who does not take kindly to these millionaire crybabies after every call. Not all players by any means, but even young guys who would never think of bitching after every call, get into the swing of things soon enough. Part of this is because the NBA refs call every teensy tiny bit of contact, or imagined contact, and the players get sick of this. So then, when a baby foul is not called, they start bellyaching. Let the friggin guys play. The NBA has become pussy ball. I do not blame the players whatsoever. Half the time they cannot believe what is called a foul. STill, FOSTER DOES NOT TAKE KINDLY TO BEING BITCHED AT.............so this is one instance where a ref has the balz to tell the players to shut the hell up and play the game, and leave the reffing to the refs. I wish there were dozens more like him. The NBA would be more popular than it already is, and these kids would learn some basic manners. And like I said, even mild manner young guys soon become brats when they see the older players acting like crybabies after every friggin call that goes the other player's way.

                                          • White Iverson
                                            White Iverson  4 weeks back

                                            Who’s here after finding out Scott Foster was gonna be officiating game 2 tonight?

                                            • Vincent Theo
                                              Vincent Theo  3 weeks back

                                              Yet he did a great job officiating game 2.

                                          • Glory Boyz
                                            Glory Boyz  4 weeks back

                                            Breaking News : Scott foster refereeing game 2 of the semi finals Rockets vs warriors

                                            Rockets : The warriors are already favored with scott referee refereeing

                                            • Dab Rab
                                              Dab Rab  3 weeks back

                                              Yea...sure....how bad of officiating was the game? Excuses excuses.

                                          • David Estrada
                                            David Estrada  4 weeks back

                                            And with that Scott Foster is officiating game 2 of Rockets vs Warriors. Kind of hard to believe.

                                            • Z-Soul 512
                                              Z-Soul 512  4 weeks back

                                              David Estrada of course they are

                                          • 네이마르JR
                                            네이마르JR  4 weeks back

                                            ref suck

                                            • rhio dreza
                                              rhio dreza  4 weeks back

                                              NBA COMMISIONER PLACE HIS BET ON GSW AND WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY..TYPICAL AMERICAN CORRUPTION

                                              • R picard
                                                R picard  4 weeks back

                                                It's probably cause he has no respect for athletes that have to cheat to win, Harden. James Harden spends more time on his back than a hooker. lol

                                                • Raed AlGhamdi
                                                  Raed AlGhamdi  4 weeks back

                                                  Aaaaand he has just been assigned to officiate Game 2 of Rockets vs Warriors.

                                                  How Ironic!

                                                  • A Fury
                                                    A Fury  4 weeks back

                                                    Overall, pretty good analysis but you missed one at 2:41, Tucker doesn’t really fouls lebron. Watch closely. He’s about to lean in, and put a body on lebron but he stops and lebron bumps him/into him and kinda flops or just takes the contact

                                                    Could’ve very well been a no call. And probably rightfully so

                                                    • A Fury
                                                      A Fury  4 weeks back

                                                      Also, come on dude, if you think that’s a shove at 7:32, I don’t know what to say.

                                                  • TheNegrodamus89
                                                    TheNegrodamus89  4 weeks back

                                                    1:50 Harden extended his off arm, how could Foster NOT make that call?

                                                    • john biellander
                                                      john biellander  4 weeks back

                                                      He’s completely fine lol

                                                      • Zach Maier
                                                        Zach Maier  4 weeks back

                                                        He’s a good official, he doesn’t suck harden off.

                                                        • Carl Hopkinson
                                                          Carl Hopkinson  4 weeks back

                                                          Scott Foster is a dirty ref.

                                                          • Realeasd5 Dragon
                                                            Realeasd5 Dragon  4 weeks back

                                                            Foster hate:Warriors,rockets,thunder,Celtics,nuggets

                                                            • Shrinner
                                                              Shrinner  4 weeks back

                                                              He didn’t call the step back because harden kicks out his legs

                                                              • Caveman
                                                                Caveman  4 weeks back

                                                                Harden knows every ref's name, bet he has them all on speed dial too.

                                                                • HackerGaming
                                                                  HackerGaming  4 weeks back

                                                                  Is this dude the ref who always calls my foul when I'm trying to get a steal

                                                                  • Will I Nator
                                                                    Will I Nator  4 weeks back

                                                                    -Harden juts out his arm' AND HE CALLS THIS AN OFFENSIVE FOUL. Bruh come on 🤣😂😂😂 cant stiff arm

                                                                    • DrRockDaPus
                                                                      DrRockDaPus  4 weeks back

                                                                      After game 1 of Rockets v Warriors YT re-recommended this video even tho I've already watched it.

                                                                      • Bike Maurice
                                                                        Bike Maurice  4 weeks back

                                                                        Scott Foster is a control-freak who makes the NBA look corrupt #?$!

                                                                        • swagg gammer
                                                                          swagg gammer  4 weeks back

                                                                          Who’s here after the refs made Houston lose game 1 to the Warrior

                                                                        • Paul Mahilum
                                                                          Paul Mahilum  4 weeks back

                                                                          they should remove these types of refs

                                                                          • superbus starodub
                                                                            superbus starodub  4 weeks back

                                                                            Chris paul is so dirty

                                                                            • Maguire Gotz
                                                                              Maguire Gotz  4 weeks back

                                                                              Maybe foster just has autism

                                                                              • 황호찬
                                                                                황호찬  4 weeks back

                                                                                This channel is clearly hater of Harden lol. Why do you even make videos

                                                                                • C Dalton
                                                                                  C Dalton  1 months back

                                                                                  Terrible Analysis. He is rated as the WORST nba ref by players. Im a Spurs fan so I love talking shit about the Rockets but this is retarded. If you are going to do an analysis you have to look at the BODY of work of Scott Foster officiating the Rockets. Not a couple replays from one game. People can bitch about Harden but there are Blatant no calls when Foster is officiating them. Go watch the Game 6-7 against GS. Calls he makes all game suddenly disappear. The Rockets recognizing they aren't getting calls stop driving to the paint. Then GS starts fouling on the 3. Rockets start taking deep 3s. It is blatant as hell, you have to be stupid or biased to think otherwise. I root for Houston to lose, but I want them to lose cause they suck, not cause a bad ref.

                                                                                  • Isaac Hales
                                                                                    Isaac Hales  1 months back

                                                                                    We should go back to not being soft like in the Jordan /Bryant era back

                                                                                    • Matthew Morris
                                                                                      Matthew Morris  1 months back

                                                                                      Straight sharing this to the @NBA

                                                                                      • Wanderson Pain
                                                                                        Wanderson Pain  1 months back

                                                                                        Foster and tony Brothers are garbages😵😨😱💩