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Kevin Durant ejected late in Thunder’s home loss to Nets (VIDEO)

Jan 2, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

With under two minutes remaining and a home loss to the Nets almost certainly at hand, Kevin Durant let frustration get the best of him. He argued an illegal screen call on teammate Kendrick Perkins, and was issued two quick technicals from the nearby official, which resulted in an automatic ejection.

For almost anyone else in the league, this really wouldn’t be all that newsworthy. Durant’s image is so clean, of course, that this unusual display (and clear F-bomb directed at the official) is something worth watching.

It was the first career ejection for Durant, now in his sixth NBA season. Perhaps the fine folks at Nike were on to something.

[via SB Nation]

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Embarrassing officiating in the 4th quarter. Obvious agenda.

  2. rickyspanish - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Oh no! The golden child has been soiled!

  3. lakerluver - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    What’s next, Mr. Rogers b-slaps someone?!!

  4. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Hockey player can berate an official like mad and this crazy thing happens…..Nothing, the official acts…I know it’s crazy to even type it, but the official acts professionally. And the player stays in the game. Hell a baseball player can argue pretty much anything other than balls and strikes without being tossed. Some goes with a football player.
    But lordy lordy we can not have NBA players show disappointment, you better get them the hell out of the game before they get out of control and ruin the entertainment they are supposed to provide.

    It’s garbage like this that reminds me how poorly the NBA is ran and why it’s actually #4 on my sporting interest list.

    Those poor, bias, controlled, and corrupt NBA refs just have too hard, God forbid they turn their heads, walk away and ignore the emotional player playing the physical and emotional game.

    • manchestermiracle - Jan 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      A pretty long rant for a sport you rank fourth.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:57 AM

        Just because I rank it fourth doesn’t mean I don’t watch a game every single night. Just means I really big into sports, but the NBA ranks 4th.

        What? You like the how the league is ran and it’s officials? Or are you some butt hurt goof who doesn’t like me labelling your favourite #4?

  5. nbascreed - Jan 3, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    I like it! The game was over and KD showing emotion and sticking up for his teammate is a good thing. My guess is Brooklyn gets torched for 40 next time these two meet.

    ktgotgame.com

  6. BigBeachBall - Jan 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    i’d be irritated too if I had to share the ball with a pg that doesn’t pass…

  7. dysraw1 - Jan 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    even angels get pissed sometimes, perhaps he felt these refs.were taking the game away from his team

    • manchestermiracle - Jan 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Nah, he was just pissed the ref decided to make a call for something they virtually never call. Illegal screens, traveling, and delay-of-game for grabbing the ball after it’s gone through your hoop are calls NBA refs rarely, if ever, make.

  8. dko83 - Jan 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Coming in 2013.. The sequel.. Thunderstruck: #&$% You Too.

    • lakerchuy - Jan 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      Lol or Thunderf*ck!

  9. lakerchuy - Jan 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Hahaha. America’s sweetheart just dropped an F-bomb! Maybe THIS was what the mayans were trying to warn us about!

  10. rodyaugu - Jan 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    The ref should’ve done the goodbye song with the whistle lol.

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