Displaying items by tag: Bennett Salvatore http://nba-referees-wired.com Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:16:32 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb NBA referee Joey Crawford shows humor at LA Lakers game http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referee-joey-crawford-having-fun http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referee-joey-crawford-having-fun NBA referee Joey Crawford shows humor at LA Lakers game

NBA referee Joey Crawford is back! The first clip is from 2004 NBA Playoffs when the Minnesota Timberwolves were at their best. Crawford spends an awful amount of time on a jump ball sitatuation involving Shaquille O'Neal.Hudson gets to understand why the small reach-in fouls are being called.

NBA referee Steve Javie also has a very calm talk with Spurs power forward Tim Duncan and then he talks to a slightly frustrated Lakers guard Derek Fisher. Fisher wants to get a small touch-foul called but Steve Javie replies that he has never called that in 16 year. Derek Fisher accepts Javie's answer.

NBA referee Danny Crawford explains to Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber how to get two technicals and not get ejected. Chris Webber had just gotten a technical foul for hanging on the rim after dunking the ball and that type technical foul does not count as an unsportsmanlike technical. Crawford tells Webber that he can still yell at him and get a technical and will still not be ejected.
They both end up smiling.

Kendall Gill is one of the NBA leaders in steals historically and he lets Joey Crawford know.

Finally, Joey Crawford accidently says "offense" but he thinks that he said "outside there". That ends up in a small discussion, even with Hugh Jackman who is sitting courtside in this NBA game.

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mlunde84@gmail.com (Super User) NBA Referees Wired Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Rasheed Wallace protects NBA referee Bennett Salvatore http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/rasheed-wallace-protects-nba-referee http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/rasheed-wallace-protects-nba-referee Rasheed Wallace protects NBA referee Bennett Salvatore

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki gets frustrated and throws an elbow at Sacramento Kings forward Vlade Divac. NBA referee Steve Javie sees this but decides to give Nowitzki a break on the play as long as it does not repeat.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson complains to Steve Javie about what he thinks is an illegal timeout, but Javie has a different opinion.

Next up, Scottie Pippen gets ejected by Bennett Salvatore after a defensive three second call. Rasheed Wallace actually shows a calm side of himself as he is trying to get an explanation from Salvatore. The crowd at the Rose Garden in Portland throws teddy bears on to the court because of the call made and Rasheed Wallace laughs while telling Salvatore that he is actually trying to protect him.

Bennett Salvatore also refs a game in Philadelphia and the short clips clearly shows that the 76ers players are not happy about his way of officiating. Kenny Thomas' reaction to a call is just a big smile.

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mlunde84@gmail.com (Super User) NBA Referees Wired Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Allen Iverson argues with the referees and so do the Kings http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/allen-iverson-complains-to-the-referees http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/allen-iverson-complains-to-the-referees Allen Iverson argues with the referees and so do the Kings

A lot of people remember Robert Horry's buzzer beating shot in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2002 NBA Playoffs. The Los Angeles Lakers were trailing by as much as 24 points in the first half and the Sacramento Kings were looking to get a commanding 3-1 lead heading back to game 5 in Sacramento. The Kings did not play a great second half and all game long they were frustrated with the officials. In the first clip of this video NBA referee Danny Crawford calls a bump on Lawrence Thunderburke that sends Robert Horry out of bounce into the Kings bench. Coach Rick Adelman felt it was a flop however Danny Crawford does not agree as he explains that call to the Sacramento Kings coach and guard Bobby Jackson. This was just one of many calls in the game frustrating the Kings. The Lakers ended up winning 100-99 on a memorable shot and game 5 in Sacramento had a great finish as well.

On November 26, 2003, the Detroit Pistons would face the 76ers in Philadelphia in a close game. This is where the second clip was taken from. An important quote from convicted NBA referee Tim Donaghy's book "Personal Foul":

"Allen Iverson provides a good example of a player who generated strong reaction, both positive and negative, within the corps of NBA referees. For instance, veteran referee Steve Javie hated Allen Iverson and was loathe [sic] to give him a favorable call."

Steve Javie was refereeing this game and the clip clearly shows Allen Iverson's frustrations with Javie. Despite Iverson's battle with the referees the Sixers ended up winning the game 90-86.

A funny clip is the "Whack, get out" clip with NBA referee Ron Garretson who tossed Rasheed Wallace in game 1 of the Western Conference in the 2000 NBA Playoffs. Find more about this game in this video.

Another NBA referee that the 76ers had some battles with is Bennett Salvatore. The last clip shows Salvatore trying to straighten things out with Allen Iverson and head coach Larry Brown but Brown does not want to listen to Salvatore and winds up getting a technical foul.

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mlunde84@gmail.com (Super User) NBA Referees Wired Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000
NBA referee Joey Crawford with money in his pocket http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referees-wired-with-joey-crawford http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referees-wired-with-joey-crawford Joey Crawford discussing with Tim Duncan

This video was originally broadcasted as part of the halftime show in game 1 of the first round matchup between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks in the 2004 NBA Playoffs.

The Sacramento Kings ended up winning the game against the Dallas Mavericks 116-105 in Arco Arena shooting 53% from the field. The Kings roster featured serbian player Vlade Divac who was also featured in this video. Angry - apparantly - about his bad defense, he decides to spike the ball and winds up getting a technical foul called by NBA referee Bennett Salvatore. Divac complains to Salvatore who explains that if the had not come down he would not have called the technical foul. They end up smiling about the entire thing during halftime.

Another question that will probably never be answered is why NBA referee Joey Crawford has money in his pocket while officiating an NBA game? And why does he buy a beer to a woman's husband who is really just a spectator of the game?
Joey Crawford also has a discussion with Tim Duncan. Just a few laters Joey Crawford ejected Tim Duncan for laughing on the bench. Joey Crawford was suspended for refereeing the remaining games of that season, including the entire 2007 NBA Playoffs.

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is seen talking to both Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis and Detroit Pistons power forward Rasheed Wallace, as he tries to stay neutral. Rasheed Wallace is known as quite the talker but Dick Bavetta seems to have an answer for everything.

NBA Referee Bob Delaney tells Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic that he is wired and that the last time he was wired people went to jail. That is of course a reference to Bob Delaney's previous job as an undercover officer with the New Jersey State Police.

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mlunde84@gmail.com (Super User) NBA Referees Wired Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000
NBA player Michael Jordan wired talking to an NBA referee http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/michael-jordan-discussing-with-nba-referee http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/michael-jordan-discussing-with-nba-referee NBA player Michael Jordan wired talking to an NBA referee

Remember Jason Williams aka White Chocolate? He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings back in the 1999 NBA Draft. He joined a struggeling team that had just picked up Vlade Divac and traded Mitch Richmond for Chris Webber. That was the beginning of a new era in Sacramento. Jason Williams was known to be a flashy basketball player - sometimes even too flashy. In this clip Jason Willams is trying to be flashy but comes up short and believes that he was fouled. NBA referee Ron Garretson tells Jason Williams that the contact is too minor and that he already was past the defense.

Even in All Star Games there are key matchups as we listen in on NBA referee Danny Crawford telling his officiating crew that the matchup between Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Toronto Raptors forward Tracy McGrady is intense.

A very funny clip is Washington Wizards shooting guard Michael Jordan telling NBA referee Tommy Nunez that he believed that 76ers guard Aaron McKie had double dribbled. Nunez did not see two hands on the ball but he believes the former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan. A funny note is that this was both Tommy Nunez's and Michael Jordan's last NBA game. The Washington Wizards ended the 2002-03 NBA season 37-45 as Michael Jordan scored 15 points, had 4 assists and 4 rebounds in his final NBA game.

Also, listen in as Ray Allen believes the NBA referees are mocking his teammate Sam Cassell.

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mlunde84@gmail.com (Super User) NBA Referees Wired Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000