Referee Danny Crawford retires after 32 NBA seasons staff reports

Aug 2, 2017 3:38 PM ET

Danny Crawford officiated more than 2,000 regular season games during his NBA career.

One of the most recognizable NBA referees has decided to put away his whistle.

Danny Crawford is retiring after 32 seasons calling NBA games. He officiated 23 consecutive NBA Finals, with his last game being the the Golden State Warriors clinching the NBA crown in Game 5 last June.

Crawford's career spanned 43 years, including time working in the CBA and collegiate ranks.

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