Jeff Withey uses ref’s head for pass back to himself

New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey got an assist from one of the refs Wednesday night.

Well, he got the ball back anyway.

The rookie big man is more of a shot-blocker/defender type, so when he found himself on the perimeter with the ball he could be excused for losing it out of bounds … except that it didn’t go out of bounds.  

It flew into a ref’s head and popped right back into his hands.  

Right place, right time, eh? (h/t to Deadspin)

To be fair, it went off the other team’s hand and would have still been the Pelicans’ ball, but the GIF is pretty great.