Cleveland State Asst. Tweets Refs Cheated His Team at Kentucky
Jermaine Kimbrough, an assistant coach at Cleveland State, learned the hard way that anything you post on social media is there forever. Even if you delete it. Monday night his Vikings put up a strong fight against the University of Kentucky but fell short losing 68-61. Afterwards Kimbrough sent off a series of tweets accusing the refs of cheating for the Wildcats.
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas strongly disagreed.
“Hurting the game of basketball? Is Cleveland State Joking? Here’s an idea…stop fouling,” Bilas posted on his own Twitter account. “Those are fouls, always have been. Move your feet.”
In Kimbrough’s defense, the foul count for the last seven minutes of the game was 11-2 in Kentucky’s favor. But I have to agree with Bilas. Those are fouls and always have been. It’s a shame it took a rule change for the refs to enforce it. Nonetheless, Cleveland State played a strong team. By the time conference play starts teams will have adjusted to these new rules and hopefully there will be less complaining.