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DeMar DeRozan whistled for technical foul after kicking ball away from an official (VIDEO)

Mar 16, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

It was a rough afternoon for the Raptors on Sunday, who had their home winning streak that had reached four straight ended by the Phoenix Suns.

DeMar DeRozan finished just 6-of-16 from the field, in a physical game where the referees let plenty of contact go on both sides.

On this particular play, DeRozan wasn’t at all pleased by the officials swallowing their whistles, when it seemed apparent that P.J. Tucker fouled him on a drive to the basket. DeRozan expressed himself not by verbally abusing the referee who didn’t make the call, but by doing something far more disrespectful in kicking the ball away from him, briefly delaying the game in the process.

  1. pantsfreezone - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    It was the best thing. The officials in the NBA are inconsistent and, for the most part, awful.

    I wish more players would disrespect the garbage on the court with whistles.

  2. pbtunpaidwriter - Mar 17, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    I would have kicked the ball into the fu**in stands.

    • stephenlin - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Haha my favorite was when T-Mac was with the Magic and he kicked the ball into the stands twice. It just cracked me up.

  3. canadatude - Mar 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Silver was going to hold referees accountable for poor work. If he lets this go, then that is all lip service.
    The guys with the whistles really blow.

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