Mar 04, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) celebrates making a basket during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Carlos Boozer Accidentally Punches Ref in Groin

Carlos Boozer is a big man. Not only has the Chicago Bulls forward been using his size to become a pain in LeBron James behind, but Boozer is now putting his power into some punches that are landing below the belt of the referees. That is right. Boozer accidentally punched a referee straight in the baby maker on Sunday after celebrating the fact that he got a call.

The ref rolled with the punch and reacted with a smile as he jogged off the discomfort. It’s surprising that the ref didn’t immediately drop to the ground after the amount of force that came from Boozer’s fist pump, but it was a sign that even refs can be tough guys on the court.

Here is video of the nut shot, because we all know you can’t truly grasp a feel for how painful it was until you see the other man in pain:

Yikes. That could have been a lot worse. Danny Crawford must have some stones of steel.

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