Tristan Thompson upset over ‘bulls—’ Shaun Livingston shot
Tristan Thompson was thrown out of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, and now he is sounding off on the circumstances that led to it.
During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 124-114 loss in overtime, Thompson was ejected in the final seconds for committing a flagrant 2 foul on former teammate Shaun Livingston. The Golden State Warriors guard took a late shot with the game already decided, and Thompson did not appear to appreciate it.
So Livingston can push JR Smith with his elbow, but when Thompson pushes Livingston with his elbow he gets tossed? It’s gonna get interesting. #NBAFinals #SelectiveOfficiating pic.twitter.com/clIPadKJT1
— Daniel Fitzgerald (@nflpicksfitz) June 1, 2018
After the game, Thompson said that he didn’t think Livingston’s shot was appropriate, calling it ‘some bulls–t.’ Here is video of his comments, but obviously beware of the foul language:
Tristan Thompson on Shaun Livingston shooting the ball at the end of the game: “That was some bulls—t” pic.twitter.com/8AdaNDsdQw
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 1, 2018
After fouling Livingston, Thompson then got into it with another Warrior, which may now subject him to a possible suspension from the league for Game 2. Livingston’s shot may have been questionable, but Thompson has to exercise more restraint there, especially as one of the Cavs’ lone quality bigs.