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Caron Butler’s blocked shot knocks down referee (VIDEO)

Jan 23, 2013, 3:22 AM EDT

It’s a little odd to type that Caron Butler blocked a Serge Ibaka shot (you just expect the reverse) but that’s not the strange part of this second quarter play.

Butler had played good defense on Kevin Durant (he did that in the first half), forcing a pass to Ibaka. As Ibaka drove then rose up for a 12-footer, Butler helped off his man and came up behind Ibaka — and blocked the shot right into the face of referee Derek Richardson. It knocked Richardson down, but credit him for making the call sitting down and continuing on. Nick Collison ran over to help him up, while Bake Griffin and some of the Clippers checked in on him.

He was fine and continued on, wearing a grin like he knew he was going to end up all over blogs like this after this one.

Thanks to Ben Golliver at The Point Forward for the video.

  1. lucifershuttlesworth - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    That swat would have killed Dick Bavetta.

  2. mazblast - Jan 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Way to keep your head in the game, Derek.

  3. brutl - Jan 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Even the refs flop!

  4. magicfanintn - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    He still has the presence of mind to make the call from the floor. Nice work.

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