Of course NBA referee Joey Crawford was involved when Knicks center Andrea Bargnani got ejected for trash talking renowned trash talker Kevin Garnett on Thursday night.
With New York leading by 28, KG and Bargnani got tangled up and needed to be separated. Both were given technical fouls, but the 28-year-old Italian resumed jawing at him after he buried a three-pointer shortly after the altercation. With 8:23 left in the game, Crawford apparently had had enough and decided to send Bargnani to the locker room.
"Joey would call a technical on his kids," said TNT's Charles Barkley. Well, he nearly called one on a mop boy not too long ago.
Bargnani finished with 16 points, two rebounds and three blocks in New York's 113-83 victory.
Both KG and Bargnani were asked about what the seven-footer said to get ejected.
"I don't speak Italian," Garnett said, per the Associated Press. Bargnani insisted he was speaking English.
In honor of Crawford being in the mix, enjoy.