Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was ejected during the game. The team also lost.
On the 18th (Korean time), Morant was ejected after receiving a second technical foul during the second quarter of the match against the Oklahoma City Thunder held at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
With 43.2 seconds left in the second quarter, opposing player Eugene Omorui was making a free throw and was called off for a technical foul by referee Ray Acosta.
At the time, Morant, who was talking to the fans sitting right next to the court, showed a puzzled look at the sudden exit order. He protested the ruling, but nothing changed.
Morant had to finish the game after only scoring 6 points in 16 minutes and 1 second on the day. The team also lost 109-115. Dylan Brooks scored 32 points and Jaylen Jackson Jr. scored 16 points, but Lugenz Dot and Isaiah Jo, who scored 47 points, could not be stopped.
Referee assistant manager John Goble explained the circumstances of Morant’s sending off in an interview with reporters after the match. Goble explained that Morant’s discussion with the crowd had nothing to do with the sending off, but he explained that it was a matter related to the referee’s decision, saying, “Morant received a second technical foul for making comments that questioned the veracity of the decision.” .스포츠토토
Morant did fan service in his own way. According to ESPN and other local media outlets, citing videos posted on social media by fans at the scene, Morant made a video call to his father at the stadium and spoke to fans who had spoken to him. In this call, he is said to have informed the fans that the ejection was not their fault.