Today, NBA Referees officially announced that Danny Crawford will be retiring after 31 NBA seasons with the whistle. The infographic below shows you just how revered he was in the NBA, and among NBA circles.
Notably, Danny Crawford was someone who always seemed to evoke an "oh I like that guy" when you were watching a game. He was on the scene for the biggest games during most of our lifetimes, and superstars across the league will undoubtedly be heard from in the coming hours and days expressing their gratitude for his time as an NBA referee.
Until then, here is this: