Found March 30, 2013 on
An over-exuberant fist pump can be a dangerous thing.
NBA referee Danny Crawford found that out firsthand Sunday, when Bulls forward Carlos Boozer went a little overboard celebrating an and-one layup and ended up socking Crawford below the belt. The ref took it like a champ, laughing it off on his way back up the court, but Boozer didn’t look so amused.
Check out the accidental punch in the video below.
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Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer celebrated a basket against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday with a fist pump that nearly devastated a ref's family jewels.
Carlos Boozer got more than an "and-1" shot on Saturday.
He also took a shot at referee Danny Crawford.
With 3:01 remaining in the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls power forward got a little too excited after giving his team a chance at a three-point play when he pumped his fist into Crawford while the veteran referee was making a foul call...
Carlos Boozer needs a little bit of work on his celebrations, you can confirm that with referee Danny Crawford. Boozer had just finished nailing a layup which he got fouled on, and as he did a nice celebration fist punch his hand found Danny Crawford’s groin. In what could have been a much worse situation, Crawford laughed it off and acted as the professional that he is. The...
Carlos Boozer’s fist and referee Danny Crawford’s manly region collided Saturday to produce a video clip for the ages.
Boozer was working on Dirk Nowitzki in the paint and spun toward the baseline to attempt a shot during the second quarter of the Chicago Bulls-Dallas Mavericks game. Boozer made the shot despite being fouled by Dirk, and he was so stoked about making the and...
Sometimes in the NBA, accidents do happen and during last night's Dallas Mavericks/Chicago Bulls game, referee Danny Crawford took a brief swing from Chicago's Carlos Boozer.In the second quarter of play, Boozer scored on a spinning shot while Crawford was standing near him ready to call an and-1 foul.As Danny called the foul, watch as Carlos celebrates with a fist bump that...
Carlos Boozer almost took out referee, Danny Crawford, while celebrating an and-1 basket. During the second quarter of the Bulls-Mavericks game on Saturday, Boozer scored a layup and drew a foul on Dirk Nowitzki. Crawford blew his whistle and Boozer celebrated emphatically and pumped his fist which grazed the mid section of Crawford.
via SI- The Point Forward
Hilarious moment. Ben Golliver with the quick youtube skills to get this up 10 minutes after it happened. Being live at the game was even better for me. Everyone was upset by this play besides Danny Crawford, who is an outstanding NBA official. If this was Joey, he would have challenged Boozer to a fight.
There is one thing that just about anyone that has ever played an organized sport has wanted to do at one time or another--hit a ref. Those guys are annoying. To be fair, they are charged with a pretty tough task in regulating the game. More often than not they do just fine, but when they do mess up boy do they mess up.
So when Carlos Boozer made a heck of a play and in his excitement...
(Things Danny Ainge would say...) Bulls big man Carlos Boozer is punching everything that moves these days, including referee Dan Crawford. Though this time it was on a celebratory fist pump. Bonus?...
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Video: The Refs balls are now in his throat.
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Carlos Boozer got so excited by an and-1 that he accidentally punched referee Dan Crawford in the junk. [Bob'...