Displaying items by tag: Danny Crawford http://nba-referees-wired.com Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:15:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Lakers star Kobe Bryant gets nothing from the NBA referees http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/kobe-bryant-gets-nothing-from-the-nba-referees http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/kobe-bryant-gets-nothing-from-the-nba-referees Lakers star Kobe Bryant gets nothing from the NBA referees

The first scene from the video below is from the game on March 9, 2015, between the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans. This game featured a wired NBA referees, Zach Zarba. The NBA made a small All Access video of a day in an NBA referees workday. The game also featured a career-high 43 points from New Orleans player Anthony David.

Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant and NBA referee Mike Callahan kept discussing a foul call on Kobe. It would get even worse in a later clip where NBA referee Steve Javie actually waived off a basket made by Kobe Bryant, however he was quick to admit the mistake but had no choice but to not count the basket and give the Lakers the ball on the side. Javie at first thought it was a travel.

Dating back to 2000 NBA Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers, Pacers forward Austin Croshere got called for an illegal screen according to NBA referee Danny Crawford. Marc Jackson and Larry Bird keeps arguing however Danny Crawford believes that it is a matter of time and distance on the screen, not allowing Lakers guard Derek Fisher to maintain a legal defensive position. Others might say that it was a flop.

Going back to the Eastern Conference Finals 2001 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, the Bucks were blowing out the Sixers in game 4. That had Bucks guard Sam Cassell very thrilled as he tried to sweet-talk Danny Crawford into giving him an extra foul shot, even though it was obvious for everyone to see that it was only a two-point attempt. Danny Crawford kept his cool and did not fall for it.

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NBA referee Steve Javie jokes with Lakers coach Phil Jackson http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referee-steve-javie-jokes-with-lakers-coach-phil-jackson http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referee-steve-javie-jokes-with-lakers-coach-phil-jackson NBA referee Steve Javie jokes with Lakers coach Phil Jackson

The first clip of this video comes from the 2003 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals game 3 in Dallas, where the Dallas Mavericks were hosting the San Antonio Spurs. NBA referee Danny Crawford jokes with the team captains - San Antonio Spurs players David Robinson and Tim Duncan, and Michael Finley from the Dallas Mavericks - about them having to call their own fouls. This was actually to calm them down a bit, as game 1 of the series featured 72 personal fouls along with 98 free throw attempts. Game 2 featured four technical fouls called by Joey Crawford in the first 10:11 of that game.

For some strange reason NBA referee Dick Bavetta sings YMCA during a timeout as he approaches the Chicago Bulls team area where Dennis Rodman is present.

Another clip is from the Nuggest-Trail Blazers game on December 2, 2014. A goaltending call late in the game has to be reviewed and a fan in the crowd wanted a charge on the play instead. The NBA referee Derek Richardson tells him to shut up.

The videos also features some old clips with NBA referees Steve Javie talking to Jon Barry, Phil Jackson and Reggie Miller in three very different situations.

The final clip shows Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau trying to sweet-talk NBA referee Tony Brothers, however Tony Brothers is not falling for it. Enjoy the clip - it's funny!

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NBA referees call flagrant fouls on Lakers and Mavericks http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referees-call-flagrant-fouls http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/nba-referees-call-flagrant-fouls NBA referees call flagrant fouls on Lakers and Mavericks

In a hard-fought series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz in the 2001 NBA Playoffs, there was a lot of hard contact as we see Mavs center Shawn Bradley make a hard foul on Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone. The foul was called as a flagrant by NBA referee Danny Crawford and the clip shows Crawford talking to his officiating crew about being extra precausious about the physical play. The series ended as it close as it could when the Dallas Mavericks won the deciding game 5 by 84-83 and advanced to the second round.

Allen Iverson keeps jawing with the NBA referees and once again it is Steve Javie who is talking to the 76ers guard. They end the discussion but never really come to an agreement about how the game should be called. The clip dates back to the 2001 NBA Finals when the 76ers made the final cut.

The next clip shows Shaquille O'Neal commit a flagrant foul on the Phoenix Suns' Rodney Rodgers. LA Lakers guard Ron Harper protests against the call but NBA referee Danny Crawford explains to Ron Harper and Kobe Bryant that the contact after the whistle was blown was a flagrant foul.

Dating back to the good old Kings vs. Lakers rivalry we once again find Ron Harper arguing a call - this time with NBA referee Ron Garretson. They both joke back and fourth but end up just smiling and laughing about the entire sequence.

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NBA referees Tim Donaghy and Joey Crawford in action http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/joey-crawford-ejects-don-nelson http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/joey-crawford-ejects-don-nelson NBA referees Tim Donaghy and Joey Crawford in action

The Western Conference Finals in the 2002 NBA Playoffs featured an intense series between Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings. Game 6 is known as one of the worst officiated NBA games ever and the serien was extended to a seventh game. This clip is from game 7 as Kings forward Vlade Divac tries to draw a charge on LA Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal. It is morely a flop and NBA referee Danny Crawford explains to Vlade Divac that because Shaq did not go through him, he will not call a charge. This is often seen as NBA referees has been told not to call a charge on these plays. Vlade ends up saying that he doesn't understand the no-call. Crawford replies that he didn't expect him to understand.

Another great local rivalry is the matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. Game 1 in the series featured 98 free throw attempts and a total of 72 personal fouls. In game 2 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2003 NBA Playoffs the NBA referees called a lot of fouls as well, as this clip shows NBA referee Joey Crawford call two technicals on Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson forcing him to leave the game. Crawford ejected Don Nelson when the Dallas coach decided to engage Joey Crawford in a staredown during a timeout.

Don (Nelson) walked up to half court. I never told him to sit down because that’s not my job to tell him to sit down. I told him to go coach his team, and he said ‘No, I’m not going to.’ So I hit him with one,” Crawford told a pool reporter. “I said ‘Go coach your team.’ He said ‘I’m staying right here.’ So, bang, I threw him".

Mavs sssistant coach Del Harris was ejected by Crawford as well. This happened late in the second quarter after he walked onto the court.
In total, Joey Crawford called four technical fouls in the first ten minutes of the game.

Going back to Danny Crawford, he always has a reasonable explanation even when Derek Fisher approaches him about such little contact that will never be called.

In a game between Dallas and Sacramento, NBA referee Dick Bavetta gets his officiating crew together during a timeout. One of the other referees is the later convicted NBA referee Tim Donaghy. He doesn't really say anything. Tim Donaghy later wrote the book "Personal Foul" and did an interview about the NBA scandal on 60 minutes.

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NBA player Rasheed Wallace ejected for staring at NBA referee http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/rasheed-wallace-getting-ejected-for-staring http://nba-referees-wired.com/videos/rasheed-wallace-getting-ejected-for-staring NBA player Rasheed Wallace ejected for staring at NBA referee

Dating back to the rivalry between the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks in the early 2000s, we find NBA refereesDanny Crawford and Joey Crawford talking to the different players. At first, Danny Crawford explains to Kings guard Mike Bibby and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki how to pivot on pick'n'rolls. Next up, Mavs guard/forward Michael Finley complains of a clean ball situation he thought was a foul, however the only one who fouled him was actually himself. in the next clip Michael Finley tells referee Joey Crawford that he has read the NBA rule book. Joey Crawford kind of admits that Finley is right.

"Whack! Get out!" That's what NBA referee Ron Garretson said to Portland Trail Blazers forward Rasheed Wallace when he ejected him during a timeout in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the 2000 NBA Playoffs. Rasheed Wallace had already gotten one technical called by Ron Garretson and the referees tried to protect Rasheed by calling a delay of game call to avoid his second technical foul. Rasheed Wallace was very frustrated and chose to stare down referee Ron Garretson, causing his ejection.
This ejection has become subject to many debates around the internet.

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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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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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