NBA Suspends Ref (Courtney Kirkland) and Shaun Livingston for Headbutting

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: NBA Suspends Ref (Courtney Kirkland) and Shaun Livingston for Headbutting

Anyone see this? Pretty crazy.

Courtney Kirkland walked towards Shaun with his head. Shaun Livingston didn't back down.

Their heads butted.

Then Kirkland ejected Livingston. LOL!

Both are suspended. Livingston for one game, Kirkland for a week. At work so I can't post a video but I'm sure someone else can.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: NBA Suspends Ref (Courtney Kirkland) and Shaun Livingston for Headbutting

http://www.nba.com/video/2017/12/03/0021700335-gsw-mia-play-6

Ref abuses power, player gets ejected and suspended too (Livingston deserved a tech but the confrontation escalation beyond that was 100% the ref)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject:

Itís crazy how this escalated but Iím glad the referee is getting reprimanded because that was sooooooooooOOOOOO ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Kirkland should be fired IMO. Complete lack of professionalism.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject:

Yeah I don't think that guy is cut out to referee a professional sport.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

Headbutting is a thing they do in soccer.

Only difference is that players usually follow the incidental contact of a headbutt by throwing themselves down on the grass and rolling around grabbing their temple as if they just got hit by Mike Tyson.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
Headbutting is a thing they do in soccer.

Only difference is that players usually follow the incidental contact of a headbutt by throwing themselves down on the grass and rolling around grabbing their temple as if they just got hit by Mike Tyson.


If it were LeBron, Paul, or Haren, I can see them doing that. Might even try to froth their saliva to make it seem like they got a seizure.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject:

The replays show Livingston take 2-3 paces away from the advancing ref before the headbutt. Tough luck for Livingston.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject:

I'm trying to figure out what's worse, the ref having the mindset to headbutt an NBA player or that after doing so, uses his authority to toss Livingston.
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