Player looked ref in eye while calling Timeout

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Posted by observer on March 01, 2017 at 16:54:32:

In Reply to: Why does Brad Leaf not get the respect he deserves? posted by JT on March 01, 2017 at 02:29:58:

: Pretty good D1 player during his college years. Played pro ball in Europe. Coached the championship Steele Canyon teams in the mid 2000s. Almost upset Mater Dei one of those years. Also coached the biggest upset in SD HS bball history when they upset St Anthonys NJ who was #1 in the country at the time. Goes to Foothills Christian and won 4 straight DV titles with his son Troy. Won 2 more in bigger divisions with TJ, and last year won open division, upset Mater Dei, before losing to National Champ Chino Hills. Also gave Chino Hills their biggest scare last year one of the 3 times they met in a one point loss. Last years team was outside of the 1970 Bill Walton lead Helix team, easily the best in county history. After all this, the guy and his school still get no l9ve or respect from the garbage SD refs or CIF. Tonight was robbery on another level, and the officials ahould be ashamed of themselves. Props to Saints players for playing an excellent game. They might have won in OT anyways. But to decide a game on a mistake like that is absurd. Since at least the early 90s Cathedral, Saints, and the North County teams have always been the beneficiaries of preferential treatment from the SD CIF refs.

The Foothills player who called timeout right before his teammate shot a full court heave looked the ref in the eye while standing several feet away.

Had David Blatt left the coaches' box in 2015, the ref would've seen him call timeout and the Bulls probably end up winning the series. The NBA refs said they weren't looking at the sidelines or coaches because both were out of timeouts. Blatt failed to get the attention of the refs, but the video shows the Foothills player definitely draws attention. When Coach Leaf watched the video I'm sure he understood.

At least Foothills has a better shot at a state title this way - San Diego teams have no chance in the state open this year.

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