Warriors forward Draymond Green was on the receiving end of a horrible technical foul call Thursday night. To make matters worse, it was his second tech of the game, which meant he was ejected.
Why was the call so bad? Because Green was yelling at a teammate, rookie James Wiseman, rather than an official or an opponent when he got T’d up.
Green was incredulous as he got the news during Golden State’s game against the Knicks.
Oddly, neither of the other two officials chose to confer with colleague John Butler and make sure the second-quarter technical was legitimate. They, too, had to have heard what Green was yelling inside the empty Chase Center.
Draymond gets ejected for yelling at James….his own teammate, cmon man let’s do better
— Marquese Chriss (@quese) January 22, 2021
Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game that one of those other officials, Ben Taylor, told him at halftime that Butler thought Green was yelling at him and not Wiseman.
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was just happy to see Green gone.
“Draymond, we caught a break when he got thrown out,” he said postgame, per The Associated Press. New York won the game 119-104.
The NBA can decide to rescind Green’s second technical once it gathers all the information about it. Based on the Warriors’ reactions and Taylor’s reported admission, expect that T to go away quickly on Friday. Too little, too late, but at least some justice will be done after Green was done wrong by the officials.