Found January 03, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Over the course of Wednesday night’s full slate of NBA action, it appeared there might still be a bit of hangover left from New Years, both on the part of players and referees — and Kevin Durant’s first career ejection was just a warm-up to the weirdness. We start our journey in Houston, where the Rockets’ Greg Smith decided to take a perfectly-timed break from game action (you know, while his team was running a half-court set) in order to tie his shoe. Only one problem: both of his feet were firmly planted in the paint. The officials don’t take too kindly to that, and Smith was promptly called for a three-second violation, much to the bewilderment of head coach Kevin McHale. Next, we head north to Toronto, where the Raptors’ Amir Johnson got away with the most egregious double-dribble in the history of basketball — and proceeded to jog back down the court with glee, knowing full-well about his good fortune. Ultimately, the non-call didn’t matter, as the Raptors crushed the visitin...
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