Skip to content

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.

Latest Posts
  1. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle fined $25K for publicly criticizing officials after Game 3 loss to Rockets

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT

    Sean Corbin, Rick Carlisle Sean Corbin, Rick Carlisle

    “The officials [have] got to get that stuff under control, because there’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place,” Carlisle said.

  2. Kawhi Leonard puts up 32 spot on Clippers (VIDEO)

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs - Game Three Getty Images

    The Spurs are Kawhi Leonard’s team now.

  3. Arron Afflalo expected to play for Blazers in Game 3 vs. Grizzlies

    Apr 24, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Portland Trail Blazers Getty Images

    Portland, down 0-2 to Memphis, needs all the help it can get.

  4. NBA, 20 teams launch apps for Apple Watch

    Apr 24, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

    celtics-cavs

    NBA continues its technological push.

  5. PBT Extra: Great playoff series to come in later rounds

    Apr 24, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Looking past the first round to some of the more exciting later matchups to come.

Featured video

Stephen Curry starting to define playoff legacy
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. C. Parsons (4768)
  2. D. Lee (4314)
  3. K. Durant (4227)
  4. R. Rondo (4046)
  5. A. Afflalo (3990)
  1. D. Rose (3990)
  2. K. Bryant (3851)
  3. P. George (3850)
  4. N. Mirotic (3801)
  5. D. Harris (3699)