Austin Rivers got ejected last night on what might be the worst call in NBA history
Last night, we witnessed the worst thing that’s ever happened in the history of the NBA during the Nuggets-Pacers game. I know what you’re thinking, I’m about to go on a rant about how awful Nuggets fans are and how the propaganda machine and statsexuals need to shut up about Nikola Jokic but rest assured, that’s not the case.
This time (and this time only) I’m actually on the same side as Denver Nuggets fans, who continue to prove that they are the most annoying fanbase in the world.
Just look at the replies to this tweet. When are people going to learn?
Anyways, Austin Rivers got ejected from last night’s game after this play.
Lets break it down...
Really, Rivers made the slightest contact with Lance Stephenson, who then put on an acting performance that ranks up there with Will Smith fake-slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars the other night. This was the last straw for Tony Brothers as the two were issued double-techs earlier in the game after they were pushing each other.
Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said the explanation he received after the game on Rivers’ ejection was that it was a “malicious act”. After Malone (correctly) told them that there was literally no contact even made, league officials agreed to review the play again.
I don’t care if that’s considered “taunting” or if the two got into it earlier in the game. You can’t toss a player for this. This is why the NBA is always called “soft” and honestly, there continues to be a constant when these types of videos go viral online.
Tony Brothers was officiating.
Tony Brothers is the worst referee in the entire NBA and this is just another example of how dumb he is, providing further evidence that someone needs to end his reign of terror on NBA basketball courts.