NBA announced On Saturday afternoon, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant was fined $35,000 for “obscene language directed at a game official” and for not leaving the court quickly enough when he was ejected following the Grizzlies’ loss to Minnesota. The Timberwolves were 109-101 on Wednesday (November). thirty).
Morant received a technical opinion and then was sent off with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter. After ejecting, Morant went and lashed out at Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards, who was taking technical free throws, as well as several Memphis players, before leaving the court.
It is clear from Morant’s reaction that he did not expect the ejection, as he smiled, laughed and applauded before leaving the set. But whatever Morant said to the referee, he clearly thought it was enough to throw him out of the game. However, after playing Morant posted his reaction to an Instagram banishment, implying that the referee has “too much power” and “you get kicked out today for saying the MF the same thing they told you.” It’s not clear what he means, but apparently he feels that his exile was not justified.
Morant wasn’t the only Memphis player to be ruled out of the game. Seconds before his technical Dillon Brooks was also sent to the locker room after talking to the referees about a foul he had on Edwards. It was a rough finale to a disappointing defeat for the Grizzlies, who lost the game to the Wolves, who were without Carl-Anthony Towns.