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…
Joey can do whatever he wants, just as long, as he’s not meeting up with Tim Donaghy in some smoke or flea bitten joint to discuss the ” spreads” on upcoming NBA games .
I’d like to see Kwame Brown return at least 50% the money he has robbed the teams of , since he was drafted in 2001 ! Has he been playing that long , and who actually noticed ?
The day Michael Jordan (GM) made the announcement that the Wizards drafted him (Brown) #1 , hell must’ve frozen over and his judgment had to be clouded having just finished a “blunt” with a member of Abe Pollin’s family , if it wasn’t Abe , himself at the time .
He’s due to earn just under $3 million this season with the 76ers . Why ?
Gotta luv this! Some people get away with everything…Lindsay Lohan comes to mind!
Steven he’s been getting away with this for decades! The next really slow sports day I just might write about some of his NBA screw-ups. Not to be believed…
As for Lindsay, honestly I think it’s just a matter of time before she does something severe to herself. She’s in so much need of therapy.
Glad you liked the videos.
Stern is said to be contemplating levying fines against the Spurs because Popovich sought to rest Ginobli , Parker , Duncan and Danny Green for a game against the Heat . This from a commissioner , who in the last eighteen months shuttered the league because of his ego and who has been earning on average $25 million a year for the past five years at least . How does he or this decision make any damn sense ? Inquiring minds need to know .
With those players actually being rested , the Heat barely got by the Spurs , winning by a 5 point margin , 105-100.
Did you hear that David Stern is fining himself $250,000 for being the most inept NBA Commissioner ever?
As a Spurs fan I am angered by the commissioner’s actions !
David Stern has been a pompous a#s over the past five years and this being the same butthead who in 2009 and 2010 coerced several major financial institutions to loan in excess of $475 million to 22 NBA franchise and issued a public statement saying that ” this should not be viewed as a bailout for those teams” . Over the last decade the league has been the recipient of over $1.245 billion in loans from major financial institutions . Consider also , that Stern earns in excess of $20 million annually and has been doing that for the last five years , at least . And his being the same individual who sought the NBPA (players’ union) concession in the last labor dispute.
Top paid players in the game and the team salaries .
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