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Joey Crawford is the old bald ref, everybody knows that. Maybe you don't know his name, but if you're an NBA fan you know his face. There's no way you couldn't either. He's been in the NBA as an official since he was 25-years old and now he is 60. His thirty-five years of life in the NBA come with a list of stories he could write a book on too, and probably even a series of books. Recently the New York Times sat down with Crawford and decided to start with an article. It's an interesting piece to be sure, and Crawford opens up about a number of topics in it, including that time he tried to fight Tim Duncan. If you only know Crawford for that though, you probably should give the whole article a read. The truth is, even if you think he's cocky, a jerk, or not a particularly good official, it's pretty hard to be a referee for 35 years in the NBA if you're awful.   To that point, below is first an excerpt from the Times piece about how Joey is t...
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