I just want to know what that rim ever did to DeMar DeRozan. Because you could tell he was furious at it. DeMar had all the rage of the little twerp who always gets punked by the big bad bully, then finally gets his one chance for revenge. There was a whole lot of anger in that dunk. A whole lot of style, too.
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You want to know the worst part of the NBA’s new technical foul rule? That it makes almost every single bad call worse. Because players don’t react to a bad call with a straight face, they make at least a slight display of emotion. (Unless the player is Marquis Daniels, who doesn’t quite know what the term “emotion” means.) And when they display emotion now, however slight, the referee has the option to give them a tech. So a bad call now becomes accompanied by another bad call, making the referees worse than they already were in the first place. Slow clap for David Stern, folks.