Joey Crawford Rumors
“We will never, ever see another Dick Bavetta-type in the NBA again,” said longtime ref Danny Crawford. “A guy like Dick and a guy like Joey Crawford and Jake O’Donnell and Earl Strom, those guys had names. After that, I think we’re all pretty uniform and nobody knows who the hell you are. They don’t want us to bring attention to ourselves. Back then they could show that individuality. But after Dick and Joey Crawford, that era of guys who were well-known is over. All of us blend in from that point on.”
Joey Crawford, one of the NBA’s senior referees, pulled up lame in the first half near the Clippers’ bench and had to leave the game. LA coach Doc Rivers said afterward that it looked like Crawford suffered a knee injury. “I was worried,” Rivers said. “He grabbed me and I helped him to the bench. I was very concerned, but it looks like a meniscus (injury), from what I hear. You don’t want to lose Joey. I can tell you that.”
Veteran official Joey Crawford was forced to leave the Mavericks-Clippers game in the 2nd quarter with an apparent leg injury. Crawford called a turnover on the Mavericks, and started to jog back to the other end of the court, coming up limping. He eventually called for a stoppage and limped to the Clippers bench where he was attended to by LA’s training staff.
NBA referee Joey Crawford angered Thunder fans when he stopped a Kevin Durant free throw in overtime of Game 5 of the Thunder-Grizzlies first-round series on Tuesday night. Crawford did it to fix a problem with the scoreboard. Durant eventually took the free throw and missed. The Thunder lost by one point. Royce Young: Scott Brooks on Joey Crawford taking the ball away: “It was an awkward situation. I’ll say that.”