HIGHLIGHT: Andrei Kirilenko Tackles Referee in Nets Game

HIGHLIGHT: Andrei Kirilenko Tackles Referee in Nets Game

Andrei Kirilenko is as kinetic as a basketball player gets; his arms flail about purposefully, his body in constant motion on both ends of the floor. Sometimes, his eagerness works against him, sending him just a bit faster than his body normally allows — and even then, he still tries to make the right play

When leaping to block a shot with teammate Andray Blatche, Kirilenko swatted the ball sideways by accident, landed awkwardly, and began falling out of bounds as the ball bounded in front of him. While tripping over his own feet, Kirilenko tried to save the ball inbounds, before landing directly on referee Leon Wood and tackling him to the first row of the stands.

No one was injured in the incident, and that’ll teach Wood (a former first-round pick and NBA player for six NBA teams, including the Nets and Hawks) to put his back to the court.

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