Referee quadruple-pumps before making crucial out of bounds call in Celtics-Raptors game (video)


I want to tell referee Eli Roe that nobody is there to watch him point and pump his arms up and down a ridiculous four times before making that call. It’s ridiculous when Joey Crawford does it, nobody should emulate this behavior.

But I can’t lie: That added suspense before his crucial call, and it made the final moments of tonight’s Celtics-Raptors game a little more interesting.

Roe awarded Boston the ball, and Jae Crowder did something actually worth watching – make the game-winning jumper. That’s all it took to fall out of my daze and realize, yes, in fact, Roe was showing off too much.