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Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler delivered a shot block that hit a referee in the face and knocked him over during Tuesday night's game at the Staples Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It happened in the second quarter as Butler came from behind to block a shot by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Referee Derek Richardson, who was standing on the baseline, was hit in the face and knocked to the ground.
Fortunately Richardson was OK, and he correctly ruled the ball out of bounds with the Thunder retaining possession before quickly getting back to his feet. The Thunder defeated the Clippers 109-97.
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The Oklahoma Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers faced off on Tuesday night in a heated Western Conference battle. Late in the second quarter, with the Thunder leading 44-39, Serge Ibaka tried to get a shot off from the baseline but Caron Butler wasn’t about to let that happen. Caron got up high and swatted Serge’s shot out of bounds, however there was an obstacle. That obstacle...
Have you ever gotten hit straight in the face with a basketball? In my life I’ve been drilled in the dome quite a bit. The worst is when you take one square off the mug, your eyes water and you feel like a bag of d$cks. With that said, I’ve never hit the deck from a ball in the face.
Then I saw this, and suddenly it became painfully obvious the velocity required to drop someone...
We all live a hearty blocked shot, but we especially love when that blocked shot turns into something epic like during the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers game Tuesday night. Caron Butler blocked Serge Ibaka’s shot and it wound up hitting referee Derek Richardson in the face and knocking him to the floor. [...]The post Caron Butler Blocks Shot, Hits Ref In Face ...
Heads up! NBA referee Derek Richardson deserves hazard pay — or a reminder to pay better attention to the action going on right in front of him — after he was served a face full of basketball while officiating Tuesday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers.
After Serge Ibaka drove the baseline and settled up for a short jumper, Caron Butler rose and...
Caron Butler blocked a shot from Serge Ibaka on Tuesday night during the Los Angeles Clippers’ loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Ibaka was not nearly as embarrassed after the play was over as the official who was standing nearby. As you can see, the block sailed out of bounds and drilled one of the refs right in the dome, knocking him to the ground.
The official laughed it...
Tweet Two of the NBA’s top teams squared off Tuesday when the Oklahoma City Thunder faced the Los Angeles Clippers in Staples Center with the Thunder coming away with a 109-97 victory to secure the NBA’s best record. But one comical highlight happened when Clippers forward Caron Butler violently swatted a Serge Ibaka jumper attempt [...]
Just when you thought that you had seen it all in the NBA, this moment from last night's Clippers/Thunder game happens.Watch as Clippers forward Caron Butler blocks the shot of OKC's Serge Ibaka and keep an eye on the ball as it hits referee Derek Richardson:
The Los Angeles Clippers' Caron Butler emphatically rejected a shot attempt from the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka on Tuesday night... and the blocked shot also drilled referee Derek Richardson in the face.
As for the game, the Thunder won the potential Western Conference Finals preview 109-97, and were led by...
LA Clippers forward Caron Butler blocks the shot of OKC's Serge Ibaka and...takes out the ref.
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In many people’s mind the way to get to the finals in the West is going through the OKC Thunder and/or the LA Clippers. Last night was a preview of what might happened if these two happened to face each other in the Western Conference Finals this season. Only one problem, the Clippers were without Chris Paul, but the game was still competitive and interesting. However without Paul...
The OKC Thunder could very well face off against the LA Clippers in the Western Conference finals this season. If that happens, sparks will be sure to fly. The Thunder won their first match-up in over time, and crushed them 109-97 last night without their star player Chris Paul. The game was interesting in a few other ways though. Kevin Durant had a monstrous dunk that landed...