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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson was ejected for trying to take the ball from referee David Jones during the third quarter of Monday night's NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
It happened after Blazers center J.J. Hickson took the first of his two free throws. Johnson apparently has a habit of handing the ball to the referee in this situation, but when Jones grabbed the ball first, Hickson got into a tug of war with Jones and lost his head.
To make matters worse, Johnson punctuated his ejection by throwing his mouthpiece at Jones, hitting him in the back, before being escorted from the floor. That will likely earn him a fine and possible suspension.
Johnson finished his day with only 4 points and 4 rebounds, and the Raptors were blown out by the Blazers 92-74.
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In last night’s Raptors-Trailblazers game, Raptors forward Amir Johnson briefly lost his mind. In a sequence that can only be explained as bizarre, Johnson tried his best to take away the ball from the referee after a made free throw.
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Despite towering over referee David Jones and having 30+ years on him, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson lost their little game of tug of war Monday night.
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Raptors’ Amir Johnson refuses to let go of the basketball after a teammates’ made free throw and gets tangled up with the referee David Jones, who in return tosses him out of the game. Johnson completely loses his cool and takes his mouthpiece out of his mouth and throws it at the refs backside. Can you say…suspension?
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