Watch Out, Ref!: Milwaukee Edition

By Jeff Case

Only two days after Carlos Boozer accidentally popped official Dan Crawford below the belt after Boozer’s and-one layup, we’ve got another ref taking a hit.

Maybe accidentally bopping officials is something limited to Midwest teams, because the Bucks have gotten themselves in the mix after (literally) rising big man Larry Sanders tagged Bill Kennedy in the face last night. Unlike the Boozer-Crawford hit, which took place late in the second quarter, this incident happened during the jump ball (!!!) of the Bobcats-Bucks game from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, as you can see below:


As the Associated Press tells it (and the clip above shows), Kennedy went down to one knee for a couple of minutes, but ended up staying in the game — much like Crawford did on Saturday when he got hit by Boozer.

What do these incidents all mean? Apparently, NBA officials are a group you can’t keep down for very long.


  1. Denzo says:

    is Larry sanders a retard? cmon man pay attention to what you are doing?

  2. Bird33 says:

    Given it was Bill, he was probably fine but stayed down a few extra minutes for the TV coverage. It seems very obvious during games that he enjoys the attention during video replays…there are many and they are typically long lol.

    Hey Bill…the fans would like to see less of you and more of the action….nothing personal LOL.

    PS go easy in the bicep curls or you’ll split your short sleeves ha ha

  3. KMJG54 says:

    No its not Larry’s fault Bill shouldn’t be so close to Larry

  4. NickE23 says:

    This will probably end up on shaqtin’ a fool… Guess Bill will get the attention that he wanted…

  5. zabuza says:

    I want to see the video of calros boozer hitting the ref lol

  6. Esteban says:

    And why did the other referee come to Sanders like saying “get away from him”. He was just trying to apologize and checking if he was ok. I hate that body language of some referees.

  7. kEVIN mARTIN says:

    I thought flopping was supposed to be fined. Floppy refs…

  8. Tony says:

    Lol, ref got huge arms.

  9. wakalooka says:

    Great hit!!!! thats because they have being making a lot of bad calls this year.

  10. flypaper711 says:

    real FunnY.



    Can a player get a FLAGRANT call after hitting a referee ??

    Also, if the REF’s feet are moving, then shouldn’t it be a BLOCKING FOUL on him ??

  12. Michelle says:

    If it was a celtics player it would be a fine

  13. Uzumaki Naruto says:

    Refs need to be like ninja… lighting fast.

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  16. Frost says:

    I hope my boo is ok

  17. Ouch! says:

    He got MWP’d

  18. Joeycrawfordsucks says:

    When will this happen to Joey Crawford?

  19. aimbots says:

    yeah. crazy nba funny stuff. accidents. sorry refs…

  20. bfG says:

    Oh my, this referee is bulked as crazy. Would never have thought. Impressive.

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