HoopsHype Hue Hollins rumors

August 4, 2013 Updates

When Michael Jordan scored to make it 83-82, Hollins was still concerned. Before running back up the floor, he turned around and stared at the fan. At one point, he passed within arm’s length of the guy, with the same what-the-hell-did-you-say look on his face. I couldn’t tell if anything else was said at that point. But even as the Jazz advanced the ball up the floor, Hollins kept glancing at the guy — a testament, I think, to how out of line he had been. Of course, you know the rest of the story: Jordan stole the ball, pushed Bryon Russell, made a jump shot and the Bulls won another championship. In the chaotic moments that followed, the Bulls fan wearing the bad sport coat forgot all about Hollins and rushed onto the court to join Chicago’s celebration. I’m guessing Hollins never forgot that fan. The Salt Lake Tribune

July 6, 2013 Updates
July 5, 2013 Updates

Brian Mahoney: Former NBA official Hue Hollins has died, according to National Basketball Referees Association. Twitter @briancmahoney

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