Excessively arguing with the referee or getting overly physical, to the point where a fight nearly breaks out, usually earns players a technical foul, unless you're Tim Duncan (we're looking at you Joey Crawford). But on Monday night, Dallas' Delonte West got himself one of the most bizarre technicals we've ever seen.
During the second quarter, Utah's Gordon Hayward drew a foul on West away from the ball as Devin Harris tried push the Jazz offense. As Hayward walked away, West followed and, all of the sudden, he stuck his finger in his ear and pushed him.
The referees didn't see the incident, but ended up reviewing it on instant replay and handed West a technical foul for the 'Three Stooges' move.
"I went over the line," West said after the triple-overtime loss. "I saw some lint in his hair, and I wanted to get it out for him. Seriously, we were like two warriors out there. But I forgot the NBA is a gentlemen’s game. They want us to battle and scrap, but they want us to do it nicely."
He insisted that it he just got "caught in the moment" and when asked if he gave the Jazz sophomore a "Wet Willy," he apparently just smiled.
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