Kevin Durant got a technical foul for doing this (GIF)
Kevin Durant was called for a pretty crucial technical foul during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Durant was called for a blocking foul against Danny Green early in the fourth quarter, and he was clearly upset with the call. He reacted by punching the air in disgust and was T’ed up.
Was that enough for a technical? It didn’t look like Durant said anything other than “damn,” and you can understand the frustration. The Thunder were trailing by seven at the time and the foul helped San Antonio slowly pull away.
There are two ways of looking at it. On one hand, Durant has to know to keep his composure in such a big game. On the other, do officials really need to be calling those types of technicals in the fourth quarter of a playoff game? I suppose it’s a matter of personal opinion.
GIF via @cjzero