Joey Crawford, the NBA official we all love to hate, went viral after blowing a call in the Lakers vs Pacers game on Tuesday night. With the game tied and just 75 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Pacer Chris Duhon was clearly in position to garner a charging call against Laker David West, however 35 year veteran referee Joey Crawford didn’t see it that way.
As has been his custom throughout his turbulent reffing career, Crawford always the attention getter, decided to skip and dance all the way from the baseline to the top of the arc to announce the emphatic blocking call. Really Joey? You just blew a call that ultimately cost a team the game and you find it necessary to do a celebratory dance? C’mon Man!
… And as luck would have it, the Pacers George Hill made the last shot in the game with 0.01 seconds left to afford Indiana their first win at The Staples Center since its opening in 1999!
*First click on the link just below to see the replay and blown call and then scroll down and watch the way Joey Crawford makes the call ‘all about himself’ while he comically skips his way towards mid court…