Joey Crawford Will Referee Game 6 of Spurs-Heat 2013 NBA Finals

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2013

As if there wasn't enough drama leading into Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Joey Crawford will be refereeing the pivotal sixth game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

Crawford previously oversaw Game 2, making an appearance that received far more attention than it should have. The veteran whistle-blower thought he was some sort of red-carpet celebrity.

No matter what color welcoming mat the Heat choose to roll out for Game 6, conspiracy theorists will likely cry foul more than Crawford himself does during the game. South Beach emerged victorious in the only contest he officiated thus far. 

Regardless of where you stand on his Game 6 inclusion and whether or not it will impact the outcome, the uncertainty behind each appearance Crawford makes is part of the intrigue.

You never know what's going to happen when he puts that whistle around his neck. Every game he takes part in is an adventure. Crawford could bust out dancing at any given moment or eject a superstar on account of giggling or smiling.

We just don't know.

Tread with caution then, Miami and San Antonio. Crawford's in the house for the biggest game of the year, and there's no telling what he'll do if he feels compelled to steal the spotlight on a national stage.