NBA Referee Sues AP Reporter Over Tweet

By: Jim Hammerand | Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

An NBA referee has whistled foul on an Associated Press Timberwolves reporter who tweeted that the ref promised points to head coach Kurt Rambis after a bad call.

Bill Spooner said he has “honestly” refereed NBA games for 22 years, but was investigated by the league after AP writer Jon Krawczynski posted a message on social networking site during the Jan. 24 Timberwolves game against the Houston Rockets at the Target Center.

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