Joey Crawford

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Joseph “Joey” Crawford was born August 30, 1951, and is currently a referee in the NBA.  He has been officiating games since 1977 and has officiaited more play-off games (266+) and NBA Finals Games (38+) than any other active referee.  Joey has given the home team’s star a free pass in at least one Finals game every year from 1986 to 2006.

Video evidence of Crawford’s awfulness:  Gives Tim Duncan 2 technicals…..while he’s sitting on the bench…..for laughing.

Joey has also been known to commit fouls.

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Three_toe December 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Does anyone else want to vomit when they learn JC is reffing their team’s game?

marc May 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Definately!! I get a sinking feeling and know I have to beat six men on the floor. If that guy doesn’t work for sports bookies just like donaghy said i would be surprised.

Fire Joey Crawford May 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

This guy is a joke – looks like a cartoon character acts likes he’s a Mafia enforcer. Joey should be fired and sent back live over a rock! Oh wait, is this the NBA or WWE? Tough to tell…

Joe May 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Joey Crawford is a dirty ref. He Stinks!!! Is he straight!?

Joe May 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm

He made several wrong calls against the Celtics ( Perkins, Pierce, & Wallace) He has a lot to learn. I hope someone beats the crap out of him someday!

Joe May 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Dwight Howard is the sissy, not Perkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marc trenam June 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm

stupid joey crawford and crew got all the calls just the way david stern wanted. Great another fake lakers title just like all the others. Why can’t we just watch a basketball game instead of a popularity contest. Nobody except david stern cares who sold the most jerseys this year, and what do you know kobe or jordan wins again.
joey crawford is obviously a company man and will do whatever it takes to sell the most of everything!!!!

Sandra May 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!

DCH May 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm

So now it’s Game 2 of the Boston-Miami series. David Stern, having gotten the result he wanted from the refs in Game 1, has seen to it that madman Joey Crawford (who owes his reinstatement to Stern and promised to toe the Stern line in return) heading up the referees for Game 2. With 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the score tied 80/80 Crawford et al sends the Heat to the line 5 consecutive times on five shooting fouls called on the Celtics – all within 4 minutes. Fouls called on the Heat, shooting or otherwise, during this same 4 minute period-NONE-notwithstanding the Celtics have taken 6 contested shots, 4 of which came from inside the paint or under the basket. With 2:48 left, Miami has a comfortable 14 point lead lead, 10 points of which came from the line. Joey completes his BS by T-ing up Doc Rivers. BUT the refs arn’t finished -they have to even out the calls. SO, with 2 minutes left they whistle three quick fouls on the Heat (4 more on the Celtics).

Trey May 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This guy just makes me sick. I wish the NBA would clean itself up but as long as everybody is watching they have no incentive to do so. Tim Donaghy is my hero. His book was awesome and truly revealing. Joey Crawford should be in jail.

voyjoy1 June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Joey Crawford is the worst official of any sport that I have ever seen. He shows bias and the inability and/or unwillingness to correct his calls when they are wrong. But his biggest shortcoming (and there are too many to count) is that he is an arrogant prick. He thinks he is more important than the players and has no obligation to explain his egregious calls. David Stern should reel him in and put his cantankerous ass out to pasture. The fan don’t respect this guy.

JoeyCrawfodblows December 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

I can’t believe the Crawford still has a job in the NBA! I watched him T up two people in yesterdays Boston/NY game that didn’t say a word….their mouths never opened! Joey thinks he’s tough, challenging Duncan to a fight and all. Joey is a short, fat, old man whose anger problem can’t be supported by his actual physical conditioning. He should have bee suspended for life after the Duncan incident. Hey Joey, the next time you make it to Milwaukee, I’ll go to the game and we’ll have a conversation court side and set a time and place….tough guy!

crabby March 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Crawford calls too many for Lebron& Whiners Co must be under the table like a years few ago needs gone way to old old and cant see right a discrace to all nba fans and players

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