Video: Rockets Broadcaster Removes Headset, Yells at Refs
Matt Bullard is the color commentator for the Houston Rockets, and, as you can see in this excellent photo taken of the man butchering Adam Keefe back in 1999, he once played for the team as well. It's safe to say that Bullard bleeds Rockets red, so it's not surprising that he's a little more emotionally invested in the games he's calling than he probably should be.
Witness Saturday night's game against the Trail Blazers, where, after a questionable call goes against Houston in the fourth quarter, Bullard actually removes his headset to berate the refs from media row.
There are plenty of homers on the announcing crews in the league who used to play for the teams they're now broadcasting for -- Sean Elliott of the Spurs and Mychal Thompson of the Lakers immediately come to mind as two of the worst -- but I can't recall either of them going quite this far.