I was watching a CSNNE video
in which Gary, Donny, and Tommy discuss the technical fouls called during the KG-Wallace "shorts" incident in the Nets game. I know that we all already know how ridiculous NBA officiating can be, but there are a couple of funny quotes from the video I thought worth sharing.
You know what ticked me off more than anything else? They went to the television, and they went to the replay, and they still come up with a double foul. What is the matter with these guys? ... How can it be a double technical? ... They spent at least two minutes over at the desk determining that this was a double technical. Give me a break.
Classic Tommy. I know that not everyone likes him, but I do. And I agree with him here. It was ridiculous. I'm fine with Wallace grabbing KG's shorts to keep his balance, but once he was stable, he should've let go. KG had every right to brush him off. I think it's wrong to penalize KG here, especially considering Tommy's next point:
And you know why it's important it shouldn't have been, is because each one of those double technical fouls counts against the guy's technicals where he could be suspended.
Let's hope the league rescinds KG's tech.
Here's what it's all about, though: the league is afraid of a full-blown fight occurring. Most NBA players, though, are just studio gangstas. Donny agrees:
These guys aren't gonna fight. This isn't MMA. They wear skinny jeans and glasses with no lenses in them, people. They are not going to fight anyone, OK?
Awesome. Boys will be boys, you know? That's the way I figure it. Let 'em play. If someone, like Wallace, wants to be a jerk, T him up, but don't T up someone, like KG here, who just wants people to keep their hands off, and has every right to feel that way.