The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is a place for rookies to get some court time with their new teams and a good opportunity for others to impress in hopes of landing a spot on a roster for the upcoming season.
Ivan Johnson, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks, most recently played for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls over in China and has bounced around between various leagues during his professional career. Now, he’s suiting up for the Dallas Mavericks during the summer league. On Wednesday, Johnson, who has been known for less than appropriate behavior in the past, managed to get himself tossed from the Mavericks’ game against the Charlotte Hornets for an outburst directed toward a referee.
Overall, the summer league is a fairly laid back environment. That being said, saying “Really Motherf***er” in the direction of a referee still isn’t going to go over well. That obviously didn’t stop Ivan Johnson from letting it fly though.
H/T SB Nation