Big question about officials study: What if it's right?

Originally Published: May 4, 2007
By Lester Munson | Special to ESPN.com

Many questions are being asked -- some by the league itself -- about the massive study that found racial bias in foul calls in the NBA:

• How can the authors -- a highly-regarded Wharton School economist and a grad student -- claim bias when their data didn't include the race of the referee who made the call or the race of the player who was fouled?

• How important can the study be if the supposed bias accounts for only one-fifth of one foul per 48 minutes played? That's ...

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