If I have learned anything over the years from watching NBA games is that one of the NBA referees you don’t want to mess with is Joey Crawford.
The 36-year NBA veteran referee almost did something that I thought would never happen in an NBA game, he nearly ejected a mop boy for his lack of hustle.
During last week’s Cavaliers/76ers game, a wet spot on the floor was something that Joey wasn’t pleased with and after a couple of whistle blows, he eventually got the attention of one of the 76ers mop boys to clean it up.
After a somewhat lackadaisical effort from that mop boy, Joey whistled over two ball boys to clean it up with towels and came very close to tossing the mop boy from the game:
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