Joey Crawford

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NBA Reinstates Pugilistic Ref

Veteran Crawford was suspended in April for 'improper conduct'

(Newser) - NBA commissioner David Stern reinstated referee Joey Crawford yesterday, telling ESPN that Crawford now "understands the standards of game management and professionalism the NBA expects." Stern had suspended the veteran official on April 17th after an on-court altercation with Spurs player Tim Duncan. Crawford ejected Duncan from the... More »

NBA Ref Suspended for Season

Joey Crawford will not ref NBA games for the rest of the season

(Newser) - Veteran referee Joey Crawford has been suspended for the season for his hot-tempered ejection of Spurs star Tim Duncan, who was disciplined for laughing at a foul while on the bench.  As Russ Bengtson points out, Crawford has a history of taking the actions of players somewhat personally. More »

Crawford v. Duncan Feud Escalates

The NBA's mild child thinks veteran ref wants a fight

(Newser) - The bad blood between 31-year referee Joey Crawford and softspoken, inoffensive Spurs leader Tim Duncan may end in a physical altercation, predicts the gloomy-faced forward. Crawford ejected Duncan in Sunday's match against the Mavs with two technical fouls, both issued for Duncan's perceived rebelliousness while on the bench. The second... More »

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