A quantitative investigation.
The refs are way better now than in the past and fans have way more access to the game than in the past at a rate that has out paced ref improvement. The fact that refs make mistakes--the human element--is something I like about the game. Perfectly capturing every call would make the basketball unwatchable and the randomness of made and missed calls adds drama. Unless it’s my Wizards getting the bad call, then it’s a problem (I kid)