ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the only drawbacks to the Thursday night games on TNT is that if anything funny or wacky happens, there isn’t really enough time for it to make it into that evening’s version of Shaqtin’ A Fool. Take last night, for instance, where a simple loose ball ended up with a referee getting wiped out along the sideline.
As Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson and Chicago’s D.J. Augustin chased down a ball, instead of trying to actually grab the ball, Jackson instead chose to just screen Augustin out of the way. This caught Augustin off-guard and, in turn, sent him sprawling toward the Bulls’ sideline, directly into the legs of veteran referee Michael Smith. Despite going down hard, Smith was able to finish the game.