Referee Joey Crawford iced Kevin Durant at the free throw line

Joey Crawford ices Kevin Durant at the free throw line, furthering suspicions about NBA referees

4/30/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dec 1, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) talks to NBA official Joey Crawford in a break in action against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsThe NBA has already been tainted by Tim Donaghy, the former referee who admitted to fixing games.

It certainly isn't helping the league's image when other long-time referees engage in questionable behavior that raises even more suspicions about the legitimacy of the league.

The latest example: Joey Crawford appeared to "ice" Kevin Durant while the OKC forward was about to attempt a game-tying free throw in the final minute of their game against Memphis.

Durant, who shoots nearly 90% at the free throw line, proceeded to miss the shot, and the Thunder lost the game.

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5/1/14   |   hclcdestin   |   8999 respect

After viewing this 3 times,Crawford shown poor judgment halting Durant FT attempt last minute of this highly competitive battle,wonder if Thunder brass should've protested?
Also Crawford reminds me of the boss I should've beaten up.