Foul play

James Williams makes the biggest calls of his career in Heat-Bulls game

Updated: April 5, 2012, 5:15 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

JUST 11 YEARS after he blew his first whistle, in a Purdue intramural game, James Williams was asked to make the biggest calls of his life as a second-year official in the first meeting between the Bulls and the Heat since they squared off in the Eastern Conference finals last spring. If the 32-year-old Williams was nervous, he didn't show it -- until perhaps the final minutes. Although the game featured half a dozen calls that had NBA VP and director of officials Don Vaden and ...

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