Courtney Kirkland was in a tight spot last night. The Brooklyn Nets’ Kris Humphries was lining up a free-throw attempt against Toronto, but there was a substitution in progress. Something needed to be done. Luckily, Kirkland is a man of action.
The veteran referee burst out into an all-out sprint and attempted to block the big man’s shot. It was weird, but made for incredible television.
To his credit, Humphries took the unusual event in stride and shared a laugh with Kirkland. What a likeable guy.