Posts Tagged ‘Joey Crawford’

Don’t Mess With Joey Crawford

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The best NBA referees know how to take control of all aspects of a game. And as veteran ref Joey Crawford showed us the other night during a Cleveland/Philly game, sometimes that means taking a stern tack beyond even the players and coaches, all the way down to…the ballboys?
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VIDEO: Joey Crawford Takes Control

(via BIL)

A Crawford-Duhon Dance-Off?

By Jeff Case

We brought the sideline dancing/antics/gesticulations of Lakers rookie Robert Sacre to your attention earlier this week. Now, in light of referee Joey Crawford‘s animated call of a blocking foul on the Lakers’ Chris Duhon, another entrepreneurial-minded NBA fan has made up a dance video of Crawford and Duhon (stay with us on this one).

In last season’s playoffs, Duhon (then a member of the Magic) gained web-wide notoriety for his animated celebration of a late traveling call against Danny Granger that gave Orlando a 1-0 series lead. Although the Magic would eventually lose the series in five games (and Duhon would be shipped to the Lakers as part of the Dwight Howard mega-deal), a piece of NBA-related internet lore was born. Heck, since landing in L.A., Duhon has even explained what inspired his “travel dance”.

Back to last night’s Pacers-Lakers game and the similarities are striking. Close game? Check. Is the reigning dance champ involved? Check. Call that could swing the game either way? Check. Animated and memorable call of the foul (this time actually by an NBA official)? Check. Bonus: the Pacers were involved again!

All that said, the above-shown dance-off set to Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” (which Duhon dances to) vs. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” made us chuckle. Hope it does the same for you.

H/T to CBSSports & Lang Whitaker