Referees explain why Kyrie Irving, Dennis Schroder were ejected
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder (left) and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving confront one another leading to each receiving a technical foul during the third quarter at Barclays Center.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder on Saturday were ejected for what was believed to be the first time in each of their careers. So what transpired that led to their ejections? Many were wondering that.

The ejection took place early in the third quarter of Saturday’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, which was missing many star players.

Irving and Schroder began arguing over foul calls and got face to face with each other, which led to them getting technical fouls. Then, Irving was assessed a second technical foul for taunting. Schroder got a second as well for taunting Irving by waving at the Brooklyn guard after the ejection.

The referees talked with reporters after the game to explain what led to the ejections.

Irving did not speak with reporters after the game, unsurprisingly. Schroder did and said he apologized to his teammates for getting tossed. Schroder was also unsure why he was actually ejected.

The Lakers still smashed the Nets 126-101 even though they were playing without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Newcomers Ben McLemore and Andre Drummond had big games for the Lakers.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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