Listen to T-Wolves radio guy Alan Horton's epic meltdown at end of last night's loss

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K-Love was once again ridiculous last night (36 points, 11 rebounds), but all he could do was smirk after not getting a foul call on the last play.
:::: UPDATE :::: The NBA released a statement today admitting Love was fouled on the final play of last night's game. "Through postgame video review, we have determined that Minnesota's Kevin Love was fouled on the right arm by Dallas' Shawn Marion while attempting a two-point field goal," the statement says. "Love should have been awarded two free throws with one second left on the clock."

Last night, a spirited Timberwolves comeback from a pathetic first half and a 21-point third quarter deficit fell just short, as the refereeing crew swallowed their whistles and didn't call what looked to be an obvious foul on Kevin Love during his last-second attempt to tie the game.

SEE ALSO: Kevin Love's response to reporter's non-question is classic [VIDEO]

The result was both a 100-98 loss to the visiting Dallas Mavericks -- a loss pushing the Wolves back below .500 to a disappointing 15-16 at the end of the 2013 portion of the 2013-14 season -- and an epic on-air meltdown from Alan Horton, the one-man band who does both play-by-play and color commentary for Wolves broadcasts on WCCO.

First, here's video of the play in question along with the commentary from Wolves TD broadcasters Dave Benz and Jim Petersen:



And here's a slow-motion GIF of just the alleged hack:



Jim Pete and Benz were a bit worked up over the no-call, but their reaction was nothing compared to Horton's. Here's audio of Horton's awesome meltdown, including his classic "Ed Malloy!" scream (Malloy was the ref standing just feet away from Love and Dallas' Shawn Marion on the fateful play):



And for your listening pleasure, here's a clip of nothing more than Horton's "doh Ed Malloy!" yell:



As the smoke was clearing, Horton brought that same tone to his Twitter account: In the locker room, Wolves coach Rick Adelman was a little more diplomatic but still made his feelings about the no-call clear.

"He got fouled," Adelman told reporters (via the Star Tribune). "I wonder what that would have been if [Dallas star Dirk] Nowitzki, LeBron James, all the top players in the league... A guy reaches on a last-second shot like that instead of challenging it. Maybe they don't understand Kevin is one of the top five players in this league."

h/t -- Wolves Now

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16 comments
TwinTown77
TwinTown77

Perhaps professional sports fans here in the US should start acting out towards refs like soccer fans throughout the world do.  Make a costly mistake and pay for it.  In all seriousness though, who in their right mind would support the NBA anyway? Since 1980, only 9 (NINE) teams have won the title.  What kind of league allows this to happen?  The NFL is full of crooked refs too.    

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

also in the GIF, Marions hand got the ball 1st

Hunter Warne
Hunter Warne

This why although I'm a huge NBA & NFL fan, both leagues are too corrupt with officials deciding too many games for me to consider them even close to being fair contests..

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

the problem remains, RUBIO...he sucks...dump him

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

It's corruption, manipulation, whatever you want to call it. It's common in the NBA.

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Tim Stang
Tim Stang

love woulda missed one anyway..

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

Why is this even an issue, Wolves have been getting screwed for Y E A R S by the officials, there's an obvious bias against them. Non-story, let's talk about how they run that play game after game in crunch time.

Stuart Allen
Stuart Allen

reverse time same building the hi powered suns were in town twolves ahead by a basket shawn marion gets the ball 15ft from the basket with a chance to win the game he puts up a good looking shot K.G rises and rejects it game over wolves win,im sure if i can remember that shawn does to.

Doug Mulville
Doug Mulville

I'm starting to believe that either the refs are totally corrupt or David Stern is STILL pissed at the Joe Smith bit. We aren't asking for special treatment here, just simple fairness in the game. That was a horrific non call.

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

@digitalprotocol Also in the GIF, something you clearly are not seeing as its all arm. If he got the ball it would be diverting elsewhere other the up. And I will assume you don't really watch the game to say Rubio sucks.

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