Tim Duncan Gets Ejected For Laughing?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tim Duncan had received a technical foul about 2 minutes earlier on an awful call, and now Joey Crawford seems to think he's being shown up. Crawford is notorious for making the game about himself, and this is a prime example of that.

The reactions from Duncan, Horry, and Parker are priceless. I also let the tape run a bit so you can see Oberto get called for another crappy foul while defending himself against what can only be described as a Josh Howard Ninja Attack.

UPDATE: Crawford Suspended Indefinitely (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:24 PM


At least Duncan made sure to earn it on the way to the locker room. If you're gonna get called for a BS technical, might as well get your money's worth.

So...a player can be standing still, feet set firmly on the floor, and when a defensive player runs into him it's a foul? Okay, just checking.

Apr 15, 2007, 8:33:00 PM  

that is three minutes of the funniest officiating i've ever seen.

btw, i hope you guys do something on the three-hour infomercial for black people not watching/playing baseball in this era that was the Dodgers game tonight.

maybe black people don't play baseball for the same reason i don't. it's boring.

Lozo said...
Apr 15, 2007, 11:57:00 PM  

It's just as ridiculous on YouTube when I was watching it earlier.

Signal to Noise said...
Apr 16, 2007, 12:03:00 AM  

can't see the video anymore

Chris said...
Apr 16, 2007, 12:37:00 AM  

It's been going in and out for some reason. Check now.

Awful said...
Apr 16, 2007, 12:42:00 AM  

Thanks for posting the video. I missed the game unfortunately. Just waiting till the playoffs now that the Celtics' draft position is locked up. My drunken rant on Joey Crawford has already been spilled at Deadspin so no need to repeat it here but this is the shit Joey Crawford has always done and is ridiculous. Why he keeps getting Eastern/Western Conference and NBA Finals games to ref is beyond me. His reputation far precedes him. His refusal to let anyone "offend" or "slight" him is absurd. Anyways, I rant none the less. Check this interview I just found with him for further proof of his absurdity and that he talks a decent game but hasn't changed at all: http://www.referee.com/more/Samples/non_subscribers0504/free_joecrawford.html
sorry bout the length.

SonnyHooper said...
Apr 16, 2007, 2:20:00 AM  

Wow... that's really showing the NBA reffing at its worst (or at least I hope its at its worst). One of the worst technicals I've ever seen called, and then a crappy call on Oberto. That's ridiculous.

twins15 said...
Apr 16, 2007, 2:40:00 AM  

remember sonny - the c's draft position isn't locked up. only their probability of getting that position. one need look no further than the player featured in this entry to be reminded of that.

- b said...
Apr 16, 2007, 10:55:00 AM  

ok so according to the announcers you are not to laugh on the bench for fear that old senile joey will eject you?

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2007, 11:19:00 AM  

yeah, i watched this video closely serveral times and it seems that tim was laughing at bruce bowen who you can hear shout "damn" after the play, tim looks at bowen then starts laughing, bad call by crawford even if duncan was laughing at the call

Geuph said...
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skip bayliss once called tim duncan the most boring superstar in the history of sports on espn. i once called skip bayliss an asshat in my mind

Apr 16, 2007, 12:01:00 PM  

i often call skip bayless an asshat. are there people who like him? besides his family, including his family?

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2007, 12:04:00 PM  

That was ridiculous. There's no crying in baseball -- and apparently no laughing in basketball!

Draft King said...
Apr 16, 2007, 12:43:00 PM  

Yeah, I'm aware just a mistype. I'll blame it on the booze. The Tim Duncan draft is truly the dark ages, not getting the number 1 pick, the franchise being destroyed by Pitino, etc. etc. How natural would it have been for the closest thing to Bill Russell the league has seen to be playing for the C's? oh well.

SonnyHooper said...
Apr 16, 2007, 1:08:00 PM  

Crawford should be suspended. Players get suspended for far less than abuse of their position.

Chris said...
Apr 16, 2007, 4:54:00 PM  

Joey Crawford is ridiculous, he's almost like the Lex Luthor of the NBA... Bald and envious of what the "supermen" can do on the court

Adriano said...
Apr 17, 2007, 11:21:00 AM  

The worst was the offensive foul on Oberto. I
guess letting Howard jump on you is a foul. The
announcer called it a sharp pick. What game is he watching?

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