It is a shame when officials get deluded into thinking that they are as much a part of the game as the players. Luckie has a history of this unfortunate Napoleon complex. Consider:
- 2005 game between Louisville and Middle Tennessee State. MTSU coach Kermit Davis is assessed an extra technical foul and ejected by Luckie after getting a technical by Karl Hess. Said Davis in the Louisville Courier, "I turned around to take him out when Hess T's me up. And then the other guy, I don't know, he just wanted to throw me out, and he threw me out."
- The ACC Sports Journal had this to say about Luckie in 2004:
Another official, Jamie Luckie, has worked multiple conference games in Chapel Hill, Durham and Winston-Salem this season, but he has yet to appear in any league games thus far in Tallahassee, Atlanta, Charlottesville or College Park. Luckie combined with Reggie Cofer and Michael Stuart to call 55 personal fouls in the Maryland-North Carolina game on Feb. 15, and the trigger-happy nature of the threesome was a heavy focus of discussion among spectators as they filed out of the Smith Center. It was not the first time Luckie has been criticized for contributing to an excessive number of fouls in a game. He worked with an SEC crew last winter in the Vanderbilt-Georgia game in Athens that resulted in 66 personal fouls, along with the ejection of Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings.
- In the semifinal game of the ACC tournament last season between UNC and Boston College Carolina's Roy Williams banged the scorer's table with his fist after the Tarheels turned the ball over on a shot clock violation. Jamie Luckie reportedly ushered Williams back to his bench and then Luckie put his finger to his mouth as a warning not to speak.
- The Raleigh News and Observer noted the "inconsistent officiating" of a crew that included Luckie in the Duke versus NC State game last season. Duke's Lance Thomas was whistled for 3 fouls in 5 minutes and Greg Paulus picked up two fouls for hand checking that the officials had ignored earlier.
- In a game between NC State and Florida State in 2006 Luckie gave a technical to the Wolfpack's Engin Atsur after calling a reaching foul on Atsur. Atsur said it was the first time he had ever received a technical foul. We all know what a hothead Atsur was...he made Herb Sendeck look the Great Santini.
- Luckie officiated a 2006 contest between LSU and Auburn both coaches were given technicals in an 84-69 win by the Tigers. Said LSU coach John Brady "Their coach wasn’t very happy with the officials and neither was I and neither were the players." And he was the WINNING coach!
That was just what I could find with a quick Google search. Luckie seems to have a fetish for taking over games and has an inability to defuse a situation before it escalates. Is it just a coincidence that Luckie was part of the crew that officiated the Duke versus Carolina "bloodsport" game last year in which Tyler Hansbrough had his face smashed or the ACC tournament final between BC and Duke two years ago that almost saw a brawl break out?
In the 2nd half this game turned into a UFC match under the basket and Cliff Tucker, who was hammered with consecutive fouls by Tyrelle Blair that were not called, must have thought he was an extra on Human Weapon. 109.8