Nobody could make himself part of the game like Joey Crawford. Inevitably, he’ll ref a few games per year where tension builds between teams and rather than let it progress to a boiling point, Crawford will instead make himself the protagonist and overreact, usually with an extra technical or ejection to calm things…
If you weren’t already convinced that longtime NBA referee and albino rage-turtle Joey Crawford is the worst, please watch the clip above.
You think Nikola Mirotic is going to take an improper free throw attempt? Not on Joey Crawford's watch. Look at Air Joey soar through the air as he foils a minor error in a game. Thanks for keeping us safe.
Showboating NBA referee Joey Crawford joined a long list of officials in various sports who have suffered injuries recently when he pulled up lame in the second quarter of today's Mavericks-Clippers game with what league officials are calling a knee injury.
The Oregonian's John Canzano published the last of his five-part series on the state of NBA officiating last week, and he saved one of his juiciest anecdotes for last.
Well, this was inevitable. We all knew that, at some point during these playoffs, Joey Goddamn Crawford was going to find away to thrust himself into the spotlight and whip up some controversy, because Joey Crawford is the worst.
Golden State is handing it to the Clippers today—leading 53-36 with just under four minutes to play in the first half—thanks in large part to the three-point shooting of Steph Curry. He hit his first five threes of the games and looked unstoppable, until Joey Crawford got in his grill.
The Chicago Bulls have set up a kind of text-message hotline that fans can use to hail the assistance of the arena's security team. Reader Dave was at the game between the Bulls and the Wizards last night, and he tried his luck at getting referee Joey Crawford—who made a number of bad calls and whom everyone hates…
Someday, perhaps when he's retired and no longer patrolling NBA courts, Joey Crawford will probably calm the hell down and stop being such a dick. Today is not that day.
With the Heat one loss away from elimination, and tonight's Game 6 in Miami, it should come as absolutely zero surprise that Joey Crawford will be working the game.
Earlier today, the NBA announced the officials for Game 2 of the NBA Finals tonight. They are, in order of importance, Joey Crawford and two other guys you won't know are on the court.
With 1:20 left to play in last night's Heat-Pacers game, LeBron James received the ball on the left wing, stared down his defender, and then casually dropped a 28-foot three-pointer. It was a heroic shot, the kind of shot that NBA fans live to see in the playoffs, and it set the tone for what should have been a…
Chris Paul was ejected last night in what could be his final game for the L.A. Clippers. Shortly thereafter Zack Randolph was tossed. The man responsible for both was human-refereeing-highlight reel Joey Crawford.
From what we can tell, this photo only started making the rounds yesterday, even though the Spurs night out on Halloween had been well-documented otherwise. These are the same costumes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker wore then—Duncan as the Punisher, because of course he'd pick a relatively obscure comic book antihero as…
Our friends over at With Leather once called referee Joey Crawford "the worst thing about the NBA." It's hard to argue with them after seeing his latest stunt. After a night of showboating in the Pacers-Lakers game tonight, he capped off his performance with a questionable blocking call—one that probably cost L.A.…