Call it hazards of the job but NBA ref Bill Kennedy was at the right place but at the wrong time.
It was your typical tipoff like every tipoff this past season for the Bucks and Bobcats. Kennedy is in the middle of Bucks' Larry Sanders and Charlotte's Bismack Biyombo, tosses the ball in the air but instead of just jogging to the Bucks' side of the court after Sanders wins the tip, he receives a hard elbow to the face by Sanders.
Kennedy is sent to the floor and looks dazed while taking a knee.
Check out the video and, though is was an accident by Sanders, I am sure some fans wish their favorite ref-to-hate suffered the same fate.