NBA Refs Share A Smooch At Sacramento Game

The SACRAMENTO BEE finds love in the air at Arco Arena - if even for a fleeting mistletoe moment:

Violet Palmer NBA referee Slamson Kings mascot

During Sunday’s Kings-Nuggets game, two NBA referees got caught under the holiday holly, held up by Sacramento’s mangy mascot, Slamson.

Before anyone makes any jokes about “dawn we now our gay apparel,” it was lady ref Violet Palmer who got in the holiday spirit, and planted a big wet one on the lips of whistle-blowing colleague Ron Olesiak.

Charles Barkley Dick Bavetta all-star game kiss

Palmer’s peck probably didn’t match the passion of Charles Barkley’s All-Star pucker-up with Dick Bavetta. But then again, what smooch would?