The Wheels of Justice
Shortly after referee Dee Kantner ejected Nuggets forward Danny Fortson for throwing a punch at Rockets forward Othella Harrington in an April 14 game, Denver general manager Dan Issel left his seat to check a replay of the incident. Convinced that Fortson had not slugged Harrington, Issel sought out crew chief Dan Crawford in the parking lot after the game and pleaded Fortson's case. ( Fortson's $1,000 fine would later be revoked after the league reviewed the tape.) Asked how he knew which car was Crawford's, Issel said, "I just looked for the Cadillac. Refs always rent Cadillacs."