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Video: Referee Courtney Kirkland Tries to Block Kris Humphries’ Shot During Nets vs. Raptors

On Wednesday night, for the first time in a long time, something interesting happened at a Toronto Raptors game. No, the home team didn’t shock the world and actually win (they’re 4-19 now, in case anyone is wondering) – it was something less shocking than that.

In the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game, Kris Humphries went to the line to shoot a couple of free throws. Only before Humphries could his shots off, referee Courtney Kirkland swooped in and inexplicably tried to block him.

Check it out:

Was all that really necessary? Of course not. But NBA referees sure do love to be in the limelight.

(Kudos Deadspin)

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