NBA Referee Courtney Kirkland Skies For The Block…On Kris Humphries’ Free Throw
December 13 / Dylan Murphy / SportsGrid
With 7:42 remaining in the 4th quarter and the Brooklyn Nets leading the Toronto Raptors 81-68, Kris Humphries was on the free throw line attempting the second of two shots. Except referee Courtney Kirkland, it appears, didn't want Humphries to attempt the shot quite yet. But instead of, say, blowing his whistle, or yelling out to Humphries, he darted straight at him and skied for the block. The always adept Humphries, however, cooly withheld the ball with a well-timed pump fake and drew the foul. I mean, he didn't shoot the free throw because a referee was frantically running at him.
For what it's worth, Humphries drained the second free throw.