For YEARS he's been one of the most mocked refs in the league. It always seems in every game he's calling there's a bunch of really weird calls, technicals, etc.
If you don't remember, Joey Crawford was the one, in game 7 of the 2010 NBA finals, that said that with less than 40 seconds left, Kobe dribbled the ball out of bounds. They reviewed it of course, and the replay not only showed that it was CLEAR that Rondo touched it, but also that Crawford was RIGHT IN FRONT of the play.
Imagine if they hadn't reviewed that, we could've lost that game. That's what's crazy, Crawford is FAMOUS for being a pathetic ref, and yet he gets to call the NBA finals. LOL.
"The first time I ever saw my uniform hanging in the locker I put it on right away, and it just felt like I was putting on golden armour. From that day forward, I just called it 'the golden armour', it just felt like there was something mystical and magical about it" - Kobe Bryant.