The guy is getting like the baseball officials were.
They have an ego too and they think they are more important than the players even the game itself.
That's what happened in the music industry, the people behind the scenes became more important then the musicians and entertainers.
This guy needs to be put in his place.
I mentioned it before, the officials in the NBA are not that good. They are very prejudicial and play favorites. The players kiss their butt hoping to get calls and the refs buy into it. They get their ego's stroked and than give you calls.
It's sad but I have seen it too many times and it's ruining the game.
I do agree that he should be suspended and that he was abusing his power, but unfortunately his is one of the best rated refs in the NBA so its not good to loose on of your best when there are not many really good ones to begin with.
Duncan does whine non-stop and was acting like a jerk, but Crawford has to keep his cool, and he definitely cannot be challenging players to fight him!!