Roger Mason was able to play only a few minutes against the Bucks on Friday before being pulled from the game. His limited role wasnâ€™t the result of injury or not being up to speed with the Wizardsâ€™ offense, however. Mason was ejected from the game because a paperwork glitch resulted in his name not appearing on the teamâ€™s 15-man roster, and thus he was not eligible to play.
It was a human mistake,â€ť a frustrated Mason said after the game according to the Washington Post. â€śIt happens.â€ť
Masonâ€™s name did not appear on the official team roster that was submitted from the league office prior to the game. Neither Wizards coach Flip Saunders nor Washingtonâ€™s public relations staff identified the error, and the roster was signed off on and made official. Despite rumors, NBA spokesman Tim Frank denied a report that the NBA has been installing a new data system and Mason was still listed as a member of the Knicks.
The most entertaining moment of the unusual situation came when Mason hit a tur...