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NBA, Video / Jun 10, 2009 / 10:33 am

This Was Crazy

Like we said in Smack today, this was right in front of Joey Crawford!

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  • sxm

    why are the refs so bad? i mean at thye college level they seem to be much better, am i wrong?

  • bobbys

    about as blatant a travel as you can get
    took 2 steps, picked up the ball, took more steps dunked it
    WTF MAN?!

  • bobbys

    but i should also write that kobe got some ridiculous calls last night, so it probably evened out.

    terrible officiating.. perhaps as bad as the infamous d-wade finals

  • kevin k

    Michael Pietruis’s double dribble and goal tending won the game for the magics lol

  • B-rice

    WOW i have not liked Joey Crawford these playoffs at all

  • Chris

    it wasn´t travelling, it was double-dribbling, might be arguable. But even though I don´t like Crawford, i have to say it wasn´t right in front of him but he was rather standing behind Pietrus so for him it could have looked like he was just chnging hands while dribbling. just a thought.

  • boomtho

    i thought it was a crab dribble

  • E$

    Of course the biggest faker fan, Mark Jackson didn’t miss it – LAME

  • Rafa23

    @ bobbys
    this is nowhere near the 06 finals.

  • isotope

    hey, thats a French crossover

  • sam

    what about dwight howard camping in the paint for 6 seconds each possession?

  • PWEEZY

    LOL that’s why the refs get paid the big money to control the game to David Stern’s liking…Stern controls the NBA games not the refs dood

  • IrishBaller

    Horrible officiating…

  • Pedro

    The Nba has the best players in the world, but the refs are awful, have to say the nba really has poor, poor refs.
    this is turning into the wwe. too many travels, crabs, superstar calls, et cetera.

    by the way, pau gasol should have been called for goaltending on game 2 in the closing seconds. he touched the backboard.

  • fallinup

    This sums up my view of the game perfectly. The refs are horrible now. And Crawford is the ideal example.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090528&sportCat=nba

  • LakeShow84

    I wasnt surprised..

    its been happening all playoffs.. not this in particular but Home teams getting away with making moronic mistakes right in front of the refs..

    JR Smith cutting across the jump lane circle anyone?? i still cant believe that shit..

    Oh and my bad.. that was in LA..

  • Simon

    Move over Tim Hardaway! We got a new crossover king! I’m bustin’ that move out next time I’m playing some ball.

  • K Dizzle (2 more then nuthin left to say)

    @ Pedro

    That’s alright tho. Pietrus’ offensive interference on his putback dunk evened it out…

  • JoeCozi

    These refs are terrible those missed calls change the momentum of the game…even though i want the magic to win…AND WHAT ABOUT THE BEHIND THE BACK RAFER ALSTON DID WHERE HE DOUBLE DRIBBLED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BASELINE REF TOO??…ME AND BOYS REWINDED THAT HELLA TIMES TO SEE IF BYNUM HIT IT BUT HE NEVER TOUCHED IT…LMAO!!RAFER BROUGHT THE BALL BEHIND HIS BACK SWITCHED TO THE OTHER HAND AND DRIBBLED AGAIN..HILLARIOUS!!..THAT PIETRUS ONE WAS JUST AS BAD…MAKE UP YOUR MIND NBA IS IT GONNA BE PURELY ENTERTAINMENT OR ARE YOU GONNA COMPROMISE THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME BY NOT CALLING THE FUNDAMENTAL RULES??

  • Arno

    JoeCozi is asking the right question. Integrity is the league’s biggest asset and they risk ruining it. Maybe is it pressure ? Anyway, incredible mistakes are made every evening and the superstar treatment enjoyed by Kobe or LeBron is sickening.

  • Ian

    ahhh joey crawford my fav ref in the nba this coming from a spurs fan.

  • Danny

    no one is surprised when the nba allows traveling and what not. I mean, the biggest missed call of ALL TIME hadda be lebron vs. the wizards playoffs. Game on the line, and lebron picks up the football, and runs to the basket. That was hilarious- (also, the beginning of the crab dribble)

  • Jon

    HE WAS FOULED….

    before he double dribbled. So whats the big fuss about this play? It was a clear intentional foul by Farmar to stop the play but they missed that. It happen before the double dribble so its a wash. Complaining about something like this is low even for faker fans standards.

  • DurrtyInjun

    I wanted to say the same thing Jon. You can even see that he was looking at their upper bodies and he was probably just trying to figure out if he should let the foul go so missed the travel/DD.