Possibly the most savage thing to happen in this NBA season happened last night between the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards.
Mavericks’ Salah Mejri was going up for a rebound and got tangled up with the Wizards’ Marcin Gortat before being assessed a loose ball foul. Well obviously, he wasn’t very happy about that and he proceeded to argue with the official. After jawing with the official for about a minute, Mejri was assessed two quick technical fouls and was ejected from the game. Now here’s where things get ugly.
Arguably the biggest L taken in the NBA this year
Salah Mejri gets ejected
Kelly Oubre waves bye 👋🏽
His own damn coach tells him “You have two f**king points get the f**k outta here” 💀 pic.twitter.com/1SBH9aTMIp
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 23, 2018
While he was heading to the bench, Wizards’ Kelly Oubre got in his face and waved him goodbye, which is a pretty savage move. But the worst part was as Mejri headed to the bench, his own coach Rick Carlisle looked and him and said, “You have two f****** points, get the f*** out of here.” Wow.
Now I understand that that kind outburst makes the team and organization look bad and Carlisle was frustrated with his performance, but never should you not take your players side and especially not cuss him out for playing hard. The only reason this all happened is because he was playing aggressively and he was very passionate about the game, and that led him to argue. Carlisle has since come out and apologized for his language and hopefully the Mavs can pick it up for the rest of the season.
— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) January 23, 2018
But for right now, tempers seem to be at and all time high for a team that is running out of time to capitalize on their superstar Dirk Nowitzki and their young star, Dennis Smith Jr. Whatever happens for the rest of the season, the 2017-2018 Mavs will always be remembered for the time that a player was told to leave the game by his own coach.