Found January 10, 2013 on
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NBA referee Billy Kennedy was caught on a mic telling San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni that he was "stalling the game" because the broadcast team thought the Lakers had called a 20-second timeout when in fact they had called a full timeout. D'Antoni was apparently out of 20 second time outs at the time, and was forced to take the full one. Typically commercials don't get played on 20 second time outs, because they are so short. Commercials do however get played on full time outs. The broadcast team had already decided not to run a time out forcing Kennedy to waste some extra time talking to the coaches. Check out the clip below.
The Lakers would go on to play pretty solid, and still come away with the loss to the Spurs 108-105.
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