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Watch NBA referee tell coaches he's stalling for television

By Melissa Rohlin

9:16 AM PST, January 10, 2013

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Referee Billy Kennedy crashed through the fourth wall on Wednesday evening.

During a live broadcast of the Lakers vs. San Antonio game on ESPN, the team's coaches gathered around Kennedy to find out why there was a delay in restarting play after a break.

It looked as though they were discussing something fairly serious -- but that notion was quickly debunked.

"TV went to a 20[-second timeout], thought that it was going to be a 20," Kennedy told the coaches. "All right, so what I'm doing right now is I'm stalling. I'm stalling for commercial time and that is why we're doing this now and I need your help."

Oops. That wasn't supposed to make it on the air.

The Lakers went on to lose their fifth game in a row, 108-105.

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