- Old NY Daily News article profiling Brooklyn-based referee Zach Zarba goes viral on Twitter
- Bucks fans believe game 6 vs Nets is rigged after Zarba was named lead official
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We already have a conspiracy theory going into game 6 of the Bucks-Nets series.
On Thursday afternoon an old NY Daily News article profiling Brooklyn-based referee Zach Zarba, who was named the lead official for game 6, went viral on Twitter.
— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) June 17, 2021
Brooklyn-native Zach Zarba will be the lead official in Game 6 of Nets vs. Bucks. When asked about having a team now a six-minute walk from his home, Zarba said: "For my generation — especially for people who grew up in Brooklyn — it's unbelievable."
— Christopher Lavinio (@ChrisLavinio) June 17, 2021
Via NY Daily News
It was the end of the Brooklyn Nets’ preseason home opener and Deron Williams was blocked while cruising toward the basket for an easy layup.
When ref Zach Zarba blew the whistle, indicating a foul, the packed Barclays Center crowd erupted in cheers, supporting the impassioned play of their new home team and its star.
For Zarba, 37, the rocking arena also provided the setting for a homecoming. It was the culmination of a 15-year journey packed with endless treks across the country to work in arenas hundreds of miles away from his home in Fort Greene.
“For my generation — especially for people who grew up in Brooklyn — it’s unbelievable,” Zarba said, referring to the new arena, a six-minute walk from his house.
Bucks fans immediately cried foul at the NBA putting Zarba as the lead official and already believe the game is being rigged for the Nets to win.
Like this is actually insane. How is this allowed. It’s just such blatant rigging and they’re not even trying to hide it anymore https://t.co/Rh93jPxJ7k
— Zac (Wear A Mask) (@WiscoSportsZac) June 17, 2021
— TopShotTolu (@tjsoyy) June 17, 2021
I’m looking forward to KD and Harden shooting a combined 40 free throws tonight. https://t.co/qzlYjYUHBT
— TheJohnnyWeeknd (Give Zora the 💰) (@TheJohnnyWeeknd) June 17, 2021
Blatantly rigged, Giannis deserves better https://t.co/FRBBDBhHPC
— KJ (@KdotJohnson_) June 17, 2021
I expect our entire starting 5 to be on 3 fouls after the 1st quarter https://t.co/LOc4SdPxCv
— Giannis SZN 🔰 (@Maniac731) June 17, 2021
— Jeff Novak-Strouf (@jeff_strouf) June 17, 2021
You cannot tell me that NBA refs aren’t purposefully throwing games https://t.co/LymRDllT2I
— Jake Smith (@jksmth) June 17, 2021
Nah….. there should be public outrage about this one. This is ridiculous. https://t.co/oAzBGaUvuC
— kingtisemedia (@kingtisemedia) June 17, 2021