Carlos Boozer Punches Ref ‘Below-The-Belt’

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Meet NBA referee Danny Crawford.

Meet NBA referee Danny Crawford.

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He’s been officiating NBA games for the past 28 years.

He's been officiating NBA games for the past 28 years.

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He has dealt with a lot over the course of his career…

He has dealt with a lot over the course of his career...

But like any good ref, Crawford always laughs off the verbal abuse from players…

But like any good ref, Crawford always laughs off the verbal abuse from players...

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And coaches.

And coaches.

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The REAL question is how well can Crawford withstand physical pain from an NBA star? Well, glad you asked…

Meet Carlos Boozer. He’s 6-foot-9 and 266 pounds.

Meet Carlos Boozer. He's 6-foot-9 and 266 pounds.

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He’s also extremely emotional.

He's also extremely emotional.

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This is what happened when Danny Crawford got in the way of Boozer’s emotions in a recent game against the Dallas Mavericks…

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Let’s take another look at that…

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How did he respond to that vicious below-the-belt strike, you ask?

Meet The NBA Ref With Invincible Balls

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