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kdspurman
05-06-2012, 11:17 AM
He talks about some of his regrets:

Crawford did not hesitate when asked if he had any regrets. There are two, he said. The first is regarding his actions that led to a guilty plea of falsely stating income in 1998 after an I.R.S. investigation into several referees’ pocketing cash from downgraded airline tickets. The second is an incident in 2007 in which Crawford and the San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan had an on-court verbal altercation. Duncan said Crawford challenged him to a fight.
The tax thing, I was petrified, to be honest with you. It was the worst. If they wanted to scare you, they did. If that’s what they wanted to do, they did. They did it. I was so grateful to get the chance to come back.

The Duncan thing probably changed my life. It was just — you come to the realization that maybe the way you’ve been doing things is not the proper way and you have to regroup, not only on the court but off the court.
I had seen a sports psychologist before that. But after, I saw him a lot more. His name is Joel Fish. He’s worked with a lot of athletes. It gave me a new perspective.


But I thought this was probably one of the funniest thing ever:


"The veteran referee Joey Crawford said he broke a finger years ago while emphatically signaling a technical foul." :laugh2:


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/sports/basketball/joey-crawford-sounds-off-on-35-years-as-an-nba-referee.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

h2r09
05-06-2012, 11:21 AM
this guy is the biggest douche in the nba. he refs as if he is the main attraction. the best refs in the game you don't notice are reffing the game. you know this guy is in the building every time he is there.

kdspurman
05-06-2012, 11:35 AM
this guy is the biggest douche in the nba. he refs as if he is the main attraction. the best refs in the game you don't notice are reffing the game. you know this guy is in the building every time he is there.

I agree. When you look at the officiating staff and get mad, there's a problem lol

mzgrizz
05-06-2012, 11:43 AM
I know if I see Joey on the court game time,I know it'll be a long night.

blastmasta26
05-06-2012, 11:45 AM
It's too bad Duncan couldn't beat some sense into Joey Crawford.

pd7631
05-06-2012, 12:41 PM
Joey Crawford's pretty terrible, but he's nothing compared to Steve Javie.