Ask any casual NBA fan to start rattling off names of league referees and they’ll likely go silent after saying one: Joey Crawford.
Referees aren’t supposed to be notable figures, but the 62-year-old Crawford has found himself at the center of controversy on numerous occasions, most famously, perhaps, when he tossed Tim Duncan from a game because the Spurs’ star was laughing on the bench.
North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige noticed that Crawford would be calling tonight’s NBA Finals game between San Antonio and Miami. It affected his thoughts on who would win.
Joey Crawford sighting. Gotta go with the heat in this one! Lol
— Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) June 13, 2014
Paige’s prediction doesn’t seem to be going too well, however. San Antonio is blowing out the Heat through two quarters.